112 Riverside Lofts, Tyger Boulevard, Tyger Falls, Bellville Cape Town, Western Cape

Shez Brits

Shez Brits

Founder / Owner Tattoo Artist

Biography

Where are you originally from?

I’m born and bred in Cape Town , LOVE MY CITY!

Tell us about your tattoos:

I had my first tattoo when I was 17 of a fairy at wildfire above purple turtle. Then I only got my next tattoo of a big fairy on my lower back when I got an apprenticeship at urban ink to start tattooing. Then over the years I obtained more tattoos from people I’ve worked with.

All my tattoos are of things I love… I love my family, my pets, fairies, flowers, butterflies, watercolour and abstract designs

What is your favourite tattoo?

I’d have to say all of them as they all have a story of a chapter in my life.

How and when did you start tattooing?

I have an artistic background thanks to my parents and school. I Love painting and sketching but never crossed my mind to be a tattoo artist. I have always been in the restaurant trade from the ripe age of 16, then over the years started running restaurants as events manager.

After seeing the first tattoo show called New York ink … my husband suggested I get into it. So I did some research and luckily knew a friend that had a friend that owned a tattoo shop “urban Ink” and they offered to train me.

I was there for 6 months till I felt I wasn’t learning anything except sweeping, mopping, making tea coffee for clients etc. so I left and decided to teach myself. Therefor I watched a lot of youtube videos and only tattooed friends for roughly 2yrs till I felt comfortable enough to open shop. I then registered my business in 2009 and opened my first shop in May 2010 and have never looked back. I absolutely love what I do and wouldn’t change it for anything!

What is your favourite tattoo style?

I LOVE DOING realism, watercolour, abstract and black n grey tattoos.

What is your advice to clients?

Do your research when looking for a tattoo artist. If a tattoo studio is rated above 4.5 then you’re in good hands.

Know what you want to get… there’s nothing worse than a client coming to get a tattoo not knowing what they want to get and they ask us to design something as if we can read their minds. When requesting a tattoo have a reference of what you’d like, size, placement color or black n grey.

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Contact Info

Phone : 0728698237
Email : shez@movingarttattoos.co.za