Khai Mechbrain from Iron Fist Tattoo
Right after finishing my military service, I asked my tattoo artist Deon Thomas from The Daily Dozen Tattoo Collective if he could teach me the craft. I did an apprenticeship with him for a year and a half and started full-time in October 2011. I opened Iron Fist Tattoo in 2015 and now have seven artists working out of this studio.
I specialise in whip shading which consists of tony dots that make up a black and grey gradient and gives a texture to a tattoo. I also do colour and black and grey realism tattoos. I get inspiration from botanical illustrations, stautes, 14th to 18th century paintings and reference books.
Iron Fist Tattoo, 958 Club St.