Taylor worked at Loco for years as our office manager and has recently transitioned into an apprentice role. She has an affinity for art and prior to tattooing, focused on body painting that saw her transform herself in to iconic pop culture characters. Taylor's incredible artistic skills have made her transition in to tattooing absolutely seemless. She is one to watch!
Loco Tattoo's apprenticeship program is highly renowned in the industry. We work closely with our apprentices to ensure they are taught all of the basics and master each skillset before moving through the program. Taylor is extremely talented and is definitely impressing us with her passion and skill!
How long have you been apprenticing at Loco Tattoo for?
I’ve been Loco’s tattoo apprentice for 4 months now but had been working as the Loco Manager/Receptionist for 3 years prior to that
Where did you grow up & what where you doing before being an apprentice?
I was born and raised in New Zealand, and made the big move to Australia in 2011. Before working at Loco, I was in hospitality, working at Draculas Cabernet Restaurant as a Voo Doo vampire/witch
Are you a self thought artist or are you learning to draw now you are in a studio?
To be honest, a bit of both! I had been drawing since I was a kid but I really didn’t know what I was capable of until I was the Loco manager/receptionist. I had picked up a TON of tips and tricks from the artists at Loco Tattoo and it really helped me sharpen my skills & improve my work.
What is your favourite style of tattooing you would like to learn and specialise in?
Realism, for sure!
What art mediums do you do?
Graphite on paper, oil and acrylic paints on canvas and charcoal drawings as well as special FX makeup and face/body painting
What's the best advice you'd give someone looking to get into the industry.
Draw, draw and DRAW. You can never have too much practice.