I have been tattooing since 2003, I am very fortunate, and consider myself to be very lucky to have such fantastic clients. I genuinely feel that I always have good people around me and they inspire me to learn more and to improve my skills every single day. I am happy to dedicate my own time to my clients custom designs because this allows me to grow as an artist, and it gives me a real sense of job satisfaction when I see how happy they are with their tattoo’s.
Art is my life.
In 2013 I decided to set up my own business and I knew that I wanted my tattoo studio to be completely private. I believe this is the best way to tattoo as it allows me to give my clients my full and undivided attention.
I was born and raised in Brazil where my passion for art grew from a very young age. I used to love reading comic books and I used to draw my own characters inspired by Frank Frazetta. I used to sit for hours and draw my own superheros and villains inspired by video games and comics, letting my imagination run wild.
At the age of 14 I got into heavy metal and rock music, which in turn got me interested in tattoos. Ever since then it has been my passion as well as my job – there is no limit to what I can create which is why I love art. Over the years I’ve developed as an artist and a tattooist, being inspired mainly by Kevin “Butch” Johnson and Miguel Escrich.
After years of blood, sweat and tears I now have my own private tattoo studio above the amazing Bad Apples bar in Leeds City Centre. I believe in focusing on every client as much as I can. I’ve worked in public tattoo shops but I was unable to express my creativity and above all concentrate on each client individually.
Couldn't be happier with the work, time and effort Louis has put into my tattoo. Took 3 full sessions but was definitely worth it. Really happy with my cover up and love the free style custom work done. Would definitely recommend
" I've just had my new tattoo done by Louis and I can't praise him highly enough. I've had tattoos done before but have always changed tattooists trying to find the right one. I'll definitely be going back to Louis for all my future ones. My tattoo looks fantastic and as well as doing the custom design, Louis really makes it an easy process, everything is clearly and easily explained and the studio is a really relaxing environment. If you want a tattoo to look great and want it doing properly then I'd definitely come here". - Robert Stow