TATTOOIST & OWNER
Cholo specialises in fine line blackwork tattoos with an attention to detail, delicacy and precision. He found his passion through graffiti lettering back in high school and his early work was heavily influenced by this, but the more he worked with clients who requested fine line cursive lettering, he learned that this was what he excelled at. Just like that, he found his style.
“I got more confident with it and started putting my own flair into these pieces,” Cholo says. “That’s when I really started picking up a lot of work designing and doing smaller and purely fine line work. I think in a lot of ways my clientele helped me realise my style, they also help me refine it through their own creativity. This was where my talent was and so I spent most of my time making sure this skill was as close to perfect as I could get it.”
TATTOOIST – STICK & POKE
Kalula also known as Kate, started her creative career freelancing in graphic design and illustration. Working with mainly portraiture and mural works. “I like watching my style grow, capturing new mediums and inspirations, creating something dream state and make believe,” she says.
Always having a fascination with body art, Kalula transitioned her work into the hand-made style of tattooing.
“Creating something unique for each client is very important to me, working with each individual to reach their vision is challenging but a rewarding part of what I do. I love getting to meet new people, people I wouldn’t normally get the chance to have a one on one conversation with. I love hearing their stories and making connections with all walks of life.
Since I can remember all things flora and fauna have been my favourite subject matter, sea creatures are very much at the top of the list.”
Kalula looks forward to seeing the stick and poke world grow, and for people to see how special this ancient medium is.
TATTOOIST – HAND POKE
Specialising in hand poke tattoos, Lily is self taught and started whilst living in New York in 2012.
With a degree in Graphic Design, she enjoys doing bold, quirky, graphic pieces that don’t take themselves too seriously.
Her favourite pieces are abstract line work that is created on the spot with the client for the client. Ideas great and small are brought to life through Lily’s unique poke techniques