Jai Gilchrist - Tattooist and Owner
I have worked as a professional tattooist for 16 years, working during that time in Leeds, Matlock, Cyprus, Southwell and now Nottingham at my very own studio - Vellum Tattoo.
As a tattooist I believe the relationship between myself and my client is extremely important. It is from that relationship that good art and truly unique tattoos can be developed. All of my work is designed specifically for each client and though I enjoy working in a number of different styles and techniques I always try to ensure that my client's tattoos are as unique and individual as they are.
Tattoos are both art form and shamanic ritual. The combination of pain, art, blood and focus and make all tattoos a transformative process and I try to ensure that the transformation is always a positive and joyous one. Because of this I specialise in covering and reworking unwanted tattoos. Every skin tells a story and I am there to help your skin tell the story you want it to. You will take your tattoo to the grave, so it is important to get them right.
Click on an image to see Jai's Portfolio
Tattoo Portfolio - Coverups, extending and reworking
Click on an image to see it in full - each of these tattoos is either a coverup tattoo or a rework of an old tattoo