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Facebook messages!

Posted on 02 August 2017

We get dozens of Facebook messages on a daily basis all with varying inquiries. As we do not always have access to our phones or a computer throughout the day as we may be busy drawing, tattooing etc, we may take a little longer to get to and answer the many messages we get throughout the day. Please be aware that we are not always on Facebook and it may take us some time to reply. In some cases we may happen to miss a message if we have not been on Facebook for a day or two. If you feel your message may have been missed please send us an email via visualbliss@outlook.com. In addition we can be contacted via this website. Alternatively we can be contacted via telephone: 47 210 774.

Please note that sending ??? or ... will not get your message answered any sooner or bump you up in the que.

Thank you,

The Team at Visual Bliss Tattoo


Tattoo Apprenticeships

Posted on 10 March 2017

We get daily emails, phone calls and Facebook messages from people asking for an apprenticeship. Unfortunately, we have turned every one down. It's not because we aren't necessarily looking for an apprentice, it's basically every person who has asked this of us has never even set foot in our studio or even met us, let alone been tattooed by us - nor do they support us on social media! If you are serious about getting an apprenticeship, you absolutely love tattoos and could not imagine yourself doing anything else - here are a few tips that may help you on the road to that dream apprenticeship...

-Get tattooed over and over by the artist you love! Listen and learn - take in everything around you. Show dedication and loyalty to your artist and the studio.

-Support your artist! Follow them on all their social media pages, like, comment and share their posts.

-Once you have established yourself as a dedicated supporter of your artist and the studio then, maybe then - if the timing is right, begin to voice your dream of becoming an apprentice. Don't over do it or get pushy! Just quietly let your artist know your dreams.

-Have a portfolio ready of your best original work!

-Broach the subject of possibly doing some volunteer work - this won't be glamorous work! It will usually be cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning.

-Do not ever under any circumstances 'practice' tattooing on your mates from your backyard! The quickest way to get the doorway to your apprenticeship slammed in your face is to be a backyard scratcher!!

-Be dedicated and committed - work hard and chase your dreams ;)


Think before you ink

Posted on 16 February 2017

THINK BEFORE YOU INK - DO NOT SUPPORT BACKYARD SCRATCHERS!!



Skateordie

Posted on 16 September 2016

I have three great loves in my life...my beautiful wife, tattooing, and skating! I have been skating for over 25 years..love it! Luke



Workshop fun!

Posted on 04 August 2016

As an artist you never stop growing and learning..I love doing as many workshops as I can and learning from as many different artists as I can..We are so privileged here in Townsville to have such a great art community! Sarah and I had fun at tafe recently doing an oil painting workshop! Luke