“I work predominantly in black and greys, splitting my time between handpoke and machine work. My preferred style is still developing but I always enjoy designs that have an ethnic/cultural heritage to them, Celtic, Pacific or Asian ornamental.
Today’s tattoo world is so varied and the amazing talent that is constantly emerging makes naming favourites very hard. There are however 3 artists whose work, words and actions have been massively influential over the last two years. Adam Sage is a handpoke artist from Brighton who consistently produces original imagery of the highest standard. Jake Meeks is a tattoo artist, open mind and podcaster from Memphis, Tennessee whose output has been a guiding light. Finally I must thank Mat Price whose hard work, determination and passion for tattoo have been a constant stimulus when I have needed it. Many thanks, Cheers Patrick.”
Patrick Boothman is a self taught hand poke artist with two years studio experience. At present developing his machine skills and have done guest spots in the local area.
Growing up in multicultural Wolverhampton in the 1980s and spending 3 of his adolescent years in Papua New Guinea He has always been fascinated by the many ways different cultures express themselves.
An A level Art , a foundation year at Walsall College of Art was the start of his official Art based training. After this he studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and eventually did a PGCE in Design Technology at Sheffield Hallam University.
He taught for 5 years in the South Yorkshire area before moving to Pembrokeshire with his wife, Continuing to teach whilst remaining creative and eventually experimenting with hand poke.
Throughout this period an ongoing health condition was gradually developing and eventually forced him out of the classroom. After a couple of unsuccessful procedures I eventually received the operation I needed. Rest and recouperation gave me the necessary energy for me to get on with my life. A social contact put Patrick in contact with Mat and the rest is history.