Sleep When You're Dead

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. 

Scott Rowlands

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How did you get started ?
My father is an artist and helped me into the industry by giving me
the tools needed to learn, my nan bought me my first rotary machine, 2
years later here i am !

How would you describe what you do ?
A creative service to the public.

What does your job entail ?
Maintaining good hygiene and full concentration on the tattoo at hand
giving the client the best result possible. Sterilization of all tools
and surfaces to barrier from blood-borne pathogens.

Explain your typical week...
My typical week would consist of Monday preparing Tuesdays design,
Wednesday prepping Thursdays..... up till Saturday, a Sunday off and
Monday but back to drawing in the nights again.

What do you like about what you do ?
I love how rewarding the results are seeing my work and the clients
ideas come to life, and I get to hurt people for a living so that's a bonus!

How many years have you been tattooing ?
2 years

What's your preferred style of tattooing ?

What advice would you give aspiring tattoo artists ?
Confidence in what you do, treat every tattoo with as much care as your first.

What interests do you have outside of work ?
As question 5 pretty much sums up my week I rarely get out much, so
drawing and seeing my daughter is pretty much top of the list.

What products do you use ?
Ink Machines Dragonfly x2, Cheyenne Tattooing equipment/Cartridge
set-up, Hustle Butter, Eternal/Silverback Ink

Describe your set up (tools etc)...
Cartridge System, Rotary Tattoo Machines ( Dragonfly x2, Cheyenne Hawk Spirt )

Who inspires you ?
Nikko Hurtado, Bob Tyrell, Boris Tattoo

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