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SWYD Tattoo & Barber shop is the brainchild of Mathew Pritchard, know for his years as a professional skateboarder and his on-screen pranks/stunts on the MTV hit series Dirty Sanchez, and more recently his series of long-distance triathlon races, endurance events and competitions. 

Aaron Rogers

How did you get started and where have you worked before SWYD?
Started cutting my friends hair in my kitchen with kitchen scissors and got the bug from there! Started my apprenticeship in Lazarou things didn't really work out with them went on to a shop called gentlemans  chair where I learnt everything ino today from Shane and the boys.

Did you go to collage/university or are you self taught?
College and apprenticeship

How would you describe what you do?
It's an art form, of fashion and style.

What do you like about what you do?
How like how fashion focuses it is.

How many years have you been barbering?
5 years

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to become a barber?
Never give up.

Share a horror story (your worst fuck up) and how you got out of it?
When I was doing my apprenticeship, I finished the cut it was all good. Then I realised there was a hair on his ear, and I already had the cut throat in my hand. I clipped him, He still has his ear. And I haven't used the cut throat on someone's ear since hahaha. And it hasn't happened since.

What interests do you have outside of work?
Football, MMA and fashion.

Who inspires you?

Costa Williams and agus barber

Explain your set up and preferred brands...

Wahl and the Wahl seniors I never really use anything apart from Wahl.


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