Every week in September, we’ll be highlighting one of our favourite clients in 2019! We’re wrapping up our Stories of September with Jake LaPierre.
Stories of September: Jake LaPierre
This piece is my favourite this year because of the trust it represented.
As an apprentice, a lot of what people bring to me is small, basic designs they’ve chosen. For example, there’s lot of line work, small pieces, and script.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Those tattoos are good too. But this one stood out. It was one of the few pieces where I had complete freedom to tattoo whatever I wanted.
As an artist, this is super exciting. Above all, it represents a level of trust and respect for the artist’s work that other designs can’t compare to. To be shown this trust so early in my career was very moving.
I’m so proud of the way this one turned out. I love all the small details in this piece and the way it’s shaded. After all, creepy tattoos are always a lot of fun. This kind of offbeat, horror inspired style is what I feel most comfortable doing. I want do more like this in the future.
If you’re into this style, book your next with me at The Studio!
That’s a wrap for our Stories of September!
Thank you for tuning in every week and getting to know us a little better.