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Hi, I’m Rob Richardson. I’m a Tattoo Artist working from a private studio 15 minutes from  Carlisle, England and I specialise mostly in black and grey realism tattoos. More specifically, I enjoy doing fan art – anything from movie portraits to musicians and other pop culture. I also love to tattoo nature and wildlife inspired designs. This website is an example of my most recent portfolio, with details about my current focuses, designs available and booking information. Follow me on social media for regular posts and updates.

Portfolio

Below are some of the recent pieces that I have completed. Make sure to Like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram to keep up to date.

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Designs & Booking

I have made the difficult decision to stop tattooing ANYBODY until the Covid-19 situation improves. You simply cannot practice social distancing whilst tattooing and it encourages people to leave their homes for NON ESSENTAIL services. In addition if a client needs medical attention due to thier tattoo, for example it got infected, they might not be able to get access to it during these hard times.

If you already have an appointment booked, don’t worry! We will be in touch in the near future to rearrange your appointment. I hope you understand that this is no time to take risks or unnecessary travel. Your deposit is safe with us and will be honoured.

In addition, this is not a decision I have taken lightly. I am self employed and no tattooing means no income! You can still help support me by booking an appointment later in the year. I take a £100 non refundable deposit per session booked and you can book as many appointments as you want or need.

If you haven’t booked before, please take a look at my portfolio and what style of work I do. If you have an idea and could imagine it being part of that portfolio then email us the following:
– a short description of what you would like
– reference images
– a clear straight on photo of the area you would like tattooed

contact@robrichardsontattoos.com

In addition, I will be using some of my newly found free time to design some new pieces that I would like to tattoo. I will be posting these below and if you simply click on an image you like, you can find more details and begin the booking process.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult period

Bullfinch design

Estimated time: 1 session

Sparrow design

Estimated time: 1 session

Leon the professional

Estimated time: 2-3 sessions
Area best suited: lower leg/calf.

David Attenborough
Estimated Time: 2-3 sessions
Area best suited: inner forearm/calf/lower leg but may work elsewhere

Daredevil
Estimated time: 2-3 sessions depending on size and placement.
Area best suited: inner forearm or lower leg/calf but may work elsewhere.

Spider-Man double exposure
Area best suited: Back, but may work on other large areas - please provide pictures
Estimated time: 4 sessions

Hand Double Exposure
Estimated time: 1 session

Area best suited: As shown
Estimated time: 2 sessions

Black Panther.
Area best suited: side of thigh, upper left back, side of lower leg (large)
Estimated time: 3 sessions

Ready player one.
Are best suited: inner forearm, calf, (may work elsewhere)
Estimated time: 2 sessions

Bob Marley.
Area best suited: Outer arm/leg
Estimated time: 3 sessions

BB-8
Area best suited: inner forearm
Estimated time: 2 sessions

Groot plant pot.
Area best suited: inner forearm, calf (may work elsewhere)
Estimated time: 1 session

Ice Cube
Area best suited: inner forearm, calf/lower leg, (may work elsewhere)
Estimated time: 1 session

If you would like a portrait tattoo of a friend or loved one it is essential that you have the correct style and quality reference image. My preferred choice is a good quality, high contrast photo (light to dark areas), taken by a professional. Photos that are very light, monotoned or poor quality are bad images for my style. Swipe right to see examples of good & bad images that you could attempt yourself or take to a photographer. If you would like a design, please provide ideas or reference images. If you don’t think you can provide a good image, it may be worth considering something else to symbolise that person.

Enquire about a movie tattoo or other pop culture. Please attach reference images.
Single portraits take an estimated 1 day session. Multiple image designs may take 2 or more day sessions.
Note, due to a busy schedule, not all enquiries will be accepted. Please do not be offended if I recommend somebody else for your tattoo.

FAQ

What are your rates?

Prices can vary based on the size and detail of a tattoo. I work 4-5 hour sessions on each client priced at £500. Designing is free of charge for free-reign pieces and tattoo designs that I post.

Can I email about an idea I have for a tattoo?

I am not currently taking on commission enquiries, see "bookings" for more details. Make sure to check out all of the artists at www.blackfriarstattoohouse.co.uk.

How long are you booked for?

Usually, I book up to 8 weeks ahead. This keeps waiting times short and realistic. Sometimes I have cancellations or days I have kept free and I will inform people via my social media pages if these become available.

I saw a tattoo you did; can you send/sell me the design?

No. My designs are intended to be one-off tattoos for my clients and you do not have my permission to replicate this. I'm happy you like the tattoo; you could take it to a good tattoo artist and they will use it as inspiration for your own piece. Good tattoo artists don't copy.

How can I contact you regarding a non-tattoo enquiry?

You can email me at contact@robrichardsontattoos.com