Leading Blackpool-based tattoo studio Inkden is paving the way to success with new appointments as a cutting-edge era of tattooing hits the Fylde Coast.
Joining the team in 2018 are tattoo artists Vitalijs Jerjomenko, David Cairns and studio frontman and illustrator Ben Garcia-Vico. Working alongside Shamack Malachowski are artists Danielle Merricks, Holly Andrew, filmmaker & Laser removal specialist Anna Paprzycka and social media assistant Olivia-Tegan Bond.
Vitalijs (otherwise known as Vitaly), originally from Latvia, has worked in the UK for several years and brings with him an array of tattoo skills from the past 6 years. Specialising in surrealism, Vitaly possesses a unique style that allows him to achieve some really interesting and distinctive designs.
David joins Inkden as an apprentice. Having drawn all his life, he has a gift for art. A rock ‘n’ roll fan, his love of comics and music has influenced his designs over the years. Since starting with Inkden David has found a love for dot shading and now mixes this with neo traditional styles, delivering a unique style to the studio.
Vitaly and David will be joining the already established artists at Inkden- Shamack, Danielle and Holly.
Inkden has grown from strength to strength since owner Shamack Malachowski, award winning and internationally renowned artist and specialist in biomechanical tattoos, took over the business previously known as The Dragons Den 2 years ago. Shamack was behind this year’s Tattoo Art Exhibition on North Pier which took place in July.
As tattoo design is becoming an increasingly sophisticated phenomenon Inkden has witnessed first-hand the spike in popularity and the studio is helping to change the perceptions amongst the town as tattooing is now widely recognised more as an art form.
Commenting on the appointments Shamack said; “I am delighted to welcome Vitaly and David to our specialist team here at Inkden. They’re incredibly talented artists with superb design skills. Collectively they add to our wealth of experience at the studio, this allows us to offer even more specialisms to our customers.
“Inkden has a fantastic reputation for delivering a professional and quality service. The new team have worked hard to change the way tattooing is perceived within the area. Our unique ethos means we’re leading the way in enlightening people to the art-form of tattooing, and we’re excited for what the future holds.”