Hi my name is Shane and I’m a tattoo artist from Dublin.
I’m happy to say I’ve been tattooing for ten years. It still doesn’t feel real because it was such a dream for me from a young age.
Before my start in tattooing I would always draw in my spare time but I didn’t have any direction and just didn’t know what to do with my time/efforts.
I had a few dead end jobs and knew there had to be something better.
Starting out I wasn’t very confident and I had to figure most things out myself, but I knew if I showed up every day and worked as hard as I could, I would get to where I wanted to be.
Now I’m taking on full Japanese sleeves, backpieces and everything else in between.
I worked in a few busy walk in studios around Dublin in those 10 years and gained a lot of experience doing a lot of different styles of tattooing, I think it’s important to be more than just a one trick pony these days.
Now I’m working in one of Ireland finest studios: Lifes too short tattoo, with some of the best in the business so I’ve no shortage of inspiration around me and a constant push to stay on top of my game.