Owner and Senior Artist at The Ink Effect, specialises in Realism and is particularly well know for his animal portraits

Ricky was noticeably talented at drawing and art from a very young age and when his brother began tattooing he became increasingly eager to take his art work from paper and put it on to skin.

Once the opportunity arose Ricky began an apprenticeship alongside working another job, tattooing whenever he could until he made the  decision to make it his permanent career.

He worked in a number of studio's throughout the Midlands gaining experience and learning off many of the artists he admires.

Ricky and his wife Emma then came to a decision to open their own studio in Tamworth which has been a great success.

Rickys passion is realism but will happily take on other styles and complete them to a high standard as he continuously strives for perfection.