#NAOHOAstory…Mighty

This client wanted to have the Chinese version of his name with an energetic brush stroke on his back. 🙂 His name means a mixture of powerful/mighty/strong/brave…all that Jazz!     (click to play video) (2/3) The design process behind this client's tattoo. 😊 #NAOHOAstory . . . #tattoo #tattoostory #tattoodesign #customdesign #designprocess #bts #chinese Continue reading


‘Elements’ Japanese Sleeve

This client was searching for a tattoo artist for around two years to bring his tattoo idea to life. After finding my ‘Four Seasons’ sleeve, he decided NAOHOA was the place to be! I was originally going to post this as a #NAOHOAstory but was too excited to share it, haha. Maybe I’ll add the Continue reading


#NAOHOAstory…A Vibrant Universe

  Click to play video: (2/5) All the iterations! Gotta make it perfect for the client. 😊 #NAOHOAstory . . . #watercolour #tattoodesign #design #watercolourtattoos #colours #universe #vibrant #yellow #blue #purple #green #red #orange #circle #firsttattoo #tattoo #unique #bespoke #ring #circleoflife #cardiff #cardifftattoo #tattoocardiff #newport #wales #bristol #tattoogirlz #femaletattooist #femaletattooartist A post shared by NAOHOA Continue reading


Octopus Sleeve

I’m currently working on a full sleeve tattoo, with an octopus as its main feature. It’s in a contemporary Japanese art style and we worked together a lot to get it just right. 🙂 Click on the Instagram posts to watch the videos.   (click to play) Stenciled the top half of this piece earlier Continue reading


#NAOHOAstory….Rat Pack

…okay, more of a ‘duo’ than a ‘pack’, but that’s less catchy. 😛 Check out this client’s first venture into the world of tattoos with her cute buddies. 🐀🐁   (2/3) Designing the tattoo of her favourite rodent buddies! 🙂 #NAOHOAstory #drawing #ink #art #timelapse #rat #rats #tattoo #tattoodesign #tattoos #designprocess #brushpen #rodent A post shared Continue reading


‘Four Seasons’ Sleeve

In a previous life, I was a Concept Artist/Illustrator for the gaming industry (I still do this sometimes but only on a remote, freelance basis). The first company I worked at was The Creative Assembly (SEGA), where I produced the Event Pictures for Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai. Several pages of my work can Continue reading


#NAOHOAstory…Geo Tulip

  (1/4) After seeing the Watercolour Geo Flower I did, this client wanted something along the same lines, featuring a tulip. Here are sketches she gave me to work with. 🙂   (Click to play the videos below) (2/4) Here's one of my takes on the client's tattoo design based on her sketch. 🙂 #NAOHOAstory Continue reading


Manchester Tattoo Appeal

#ManchesterTattooAppeal Hi everyone! In response to the horrific Manchester Arena Attack on 22nd May, I was approached to do a Manchester Bee tattoo as a tribute and means to raise money for the families affected. The first person to contact me was a Cardiff-based Mancunian and interest soon spread to fellow locals, all happy to save Continue reading


#NAOHOAstory…Sunshine

  (click to play video) (2/3) Here's a quick overview of the options I gave him to choose from. With his feedback, we finalised the design. 🙂 #NAOHOAstory #tattoo #tattoodesign #NAOHOAdesign #NAOHOA #Luxury #Bespoke #Tattoos #design #art #original A post shared by NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos (@naohoa) on Feb 28, 2017 at 11:21am PST   Continue reading