Jellyfish…

Walking on our beach on Friday night we came across a jellyfish just washed onto shore, still bright with life. It transpired to be a Portuguese Man O’ War which, as a lover of sea swimming, gave me a proper shudder of horror. Yet there was no horror in respect of the stunning Jelly-Fish that Lee inked onto one of our regular customers the very next day. The tattoo has really captured the grace, beauty and incredible detail of these strange creatures. This jellyfish tattoo is part of a nautical themed sleeve – still a work in progress, and I have to say whilst I absolutely love this jellyfish tattoo I really don’t want to bump into one whilst out swimming! Eeek!!

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Now bring me that Horizon…

The view from our bungalow looks out over the bay and I spend hours looking at the horizon. It fascinates me how the horizon is made up of such beautifully coloured lines. These beautiful lines have been inked by Lee today in this stunning black and grey stomach piece on one of our lovely regulars. Now bring me that horizon….❤️

That’s Amore

I am very lucky to have an talented artist for my husband. Truly, I have never ever felt so valued and appreciated. Of course, when you are adored by an artist, you will become a muse for his creativity. I feel very lucky to have been the subject of Lee’s inspiration many times over. He has drawn and painted me so often that I am sure we could stage a whole exhibition called “The Artist loves his Wife.” It is very strange to see yourself through an artists eyes and when you look at the art it can be hard to believe that’s how someone sees you. I feel exactly that way about this stunning drawing that Lee created whilst we were in Rome a few years ago. ❤️

A unique Tee for a Strange Fish…

So a lovely friend of ours had his 50th birthday this week. He is known affectionately as “Strange-Fish” and I decided to make him a special, strange-fish kinda birthday Tee. I love making one-off T-shirts knowing that no one else in the world will have one exactly the same. I just love how it turned out too!

Oh and don’t forget if you want a unique Tee for a special friend, or special occasion, or just to be damn different, we can help!

A great big gorgeous FIRST …

A lot of people choose a small simple tattoo for their first tattoo and as they get braver go bigger and bolder. Well one of our recent customers did the exact opposite. The lovely Lowri had her first tattoo gifted to her for her 18th birthday. It was present to last a life-time from her tattoo loving daddy and step-mummy. Both parents are regular customers and knew that Lee would do their girl mighty proud… and he absolutely did. What do you think of this impressive Polynesian style sleeve?

Sweet Fleur de Lys …

We just love it when we hear a sweet story behind a tattoo choice. Recently a lovely young lady popped in and had a cute Fleur De Lys tattoo. The tattoo symbolised her love for her grandmother who is named, of course, Fleur. Imagine our delight when a couple of weeks later 67 year old Fleur also came in for the exact same tattoo as her grand-daughter. We love how this sweet simple design represents the strong bond between grandmother and granddaughter ❤️

Getting T-Shirty …

We just love making bespoke, arty-farty T-shirts here at Trashcan Emporium. Lee had always wanted to design T-shirts and really enjoyed creating our Icon range – we have some available at the studio for immediate purchase or they can be ordered from us via social media message or email.

We can also make one-off T-shirts by individual request …

We also have our unique studio T-shirts …

And we can even ensure the family are wearing matching holiday T-shirts just like this cheesy lot (who I love to bits) …

We can turn the design in your head into a unique, personal, personalised T-shirt …

Orders being taken for Christmas NOW!!!