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Nate is an incredibly talented black and grey senior artist who specialises in portraits and realism and who is highly skilled in all styles of tattooing. He tattoos under the name @nate.s.tattoos. Check out some of his epic work below!

Nate black and grey tattoo
Nate black and grey tattoo
Nate black and grey tattoo




How long have you been tattooing for?

I’ve been professionally tattooing for about 10 years now.


Where did you grow up and how long have you been tattooing in QLD for?

I was born in Whangarei, New Zealand. 

I came to the Gold Coast 18 years ago and begun my tattooing career here.


Did you do an apprenticeship or are you self taught?

I was given an apprenticeship in a Surfers Paradise studio and begun my career there.


What is your favourite tattoo that you have completed OR what is your favourite tattoo style?

I love tattooing realism and portraits. 


Do you do any other artistic mediums?

Yes, I paint and do murals. I also love creating and building furniture pieces.


What do you do in your spare time?

Spending quality time with my family and friends, skating or playing golf. Watching the footy or NBA and sinking a few beers. I also play basketball a few nights a week.


What is your best advice to someone looking to start collecting quality tattoo work?

Start with a style you like and go from there. Get some references and ideas but give the artist creative design. 

Nate Stanbridge
Nate black and grey tattoo
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