Special days are hard when you are newly bereaved. My birthday this week was so tough. How can you have a birthday without thinking of your mother? I did find some level of peace and tranquility walking the beautiful island of Skomer, but it was still a sad and emotional day. However, a ray of love eventually shone through with this beautiful birthday gift from Lee. Stunningly beautiful. His art captures moments I need to remember and help me to accept that life goes on and love goes on … always. ❤️
Way back in the late 1950’s my dad had tattoo of an old school swallow carrying a scroll of my mum’s name. Many many years later on a Turkish holiday he asked a local ‘artist’ to tidy it up. The ‘artist’ messed up what was once a beautiful poignant tattoo and my dad was keen for Lee to try and rework it. However my dad takes Warfarin daily which means that he cannot have a tattoo. Dad was disappointed and so Lee drew this sweet little rendition of the tattoo he would have liked to have created for my dad and we gave him the framed drawing as a gift.
Tattoo art can bring also bring pleasure when it’s in a frame huh?
I am such a girl. I unashamedly adore frills, bows and buttons. As soon as I saw this stunning fabric printed with rosy red apples it reminded me of the sort of fabric a frilly 1950’s pinny would have been made of. It was this that inspired this frilly, half circle skirt made using my own design.
Oh and I also designed the Johnny Cash and June Carter ‘Darlin’ Companion’ vest … love this too as it is the song I danced down the aisle to ❤️
What do you think?
So … yesterday I was mostly creating little 6×4 greeting cards using Lee’s amazing Icon artwork. Originally the artwork was created for our Tshirts (£13) but we realised that they are also pretty cool in mounts (£15 for a mounted 10 x 12) or on blank greetings cards (£3). Each design has been hand drawn by Lee using an iconic image as inspiration, even the fonts on these have been hand drawn. My job is to trace and carefully vinyl cut each images. I blinking love them … what do you think?
Well … we are celebrating Lee’s 21st birthday … hold on I hear you say didn’t Lee turn 50 last year? He did indeed but this is his 21st birthday as a professional tattoo artist!
Birmingham born Lee, also known as ‘Trash,’ has been an artist since a child, and enjoyed the challenge of creating art in many different mediums before he discovered that his favourite canvas was skin. He has now been celebrating 21 years of creating beautiful tattoos.
His career began at The Ink Shack, formerly of Coventry Road, Birmingham, but he soon swapped the big city life for the contrasting calmness,beauty and serenity of Pembrokeshire. Lee’s first studio was on the Darkling near Pembroke Castle, but he moved to his current location at the top of Main Street, Pembroke around 8 years ago.
His bright studio, featuring his photo realism portraits and tattoo themed art-work is a hidden treasure, yet Lee has customers travelling hundreds of miles for his award winning art, huge talent and of course his TWENTY ONE years of tattoo experience.
To celebrate this 21st birthday milestone the studio has had a pretty cool make-over and we have designed a new logo. Lee is offering some free studio Tshirts and embroidered patches (featuring our new logo of course) to customers booking tattoos over the next few weeks. You just need to mention our 21st birthday when you book your tattoo.
Forever Art Tattoo Studio, 101 Main Street, Pembroke SA71 4DB
Tel- 01646 684503
Or best way to contact is to drop us a message on our (Foreverart Facebook page …
We really enjoy a bit of extra arty-fartyness on special days and I am always so excited wondering what creativity Lee will surprise me with.
This morning I received a beautiful piece of polished drift wood picked up from our beach. Lee had engraved the driftwood in a proper old fashioned style with a L & K in an arrowed heart. Simple but yet so beautiful.
Lee’s gift from me was a specially designed Valentine’s Day 2017 Tshirt featuring the title of one of our favourite songs and the image of a dead man in the boot of a car! We both agree it is a very romantic gift indeed ❤️️
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovebirds! Hope you all have a little love today and if you don’t then never give up … as me and Lee have shown it’s never too late to find your true love ❤️