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Jay Freestyledone

roomAmsterdam, North Holland ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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Amsterdam (NL)

"Give me a piece of your skin & I will give you a part of my soul"

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Attended events

24th Milano Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active FEB 08 - 10, 2019
Italian Milan
8th Rotterdam Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active MAR 10 - 11, 2018
Dutch Rotterdam
8th Brussels Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active NOV 10 - 12, 2017
Belgian Brussels
13th London Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active SEP 22 - 24, 2017
British London
6th Pacific Ink & Art Expo Hawaii
airplanemode_active AUG 04 - 06, 2017
American Honolulu
Ink Mania
airplanemode_active JUN 24 - 25, 2017
Belgian Hasselt
10th Liverpool Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active MAY 05 - 07, 2017
British Liverpool
1st Big North Tattoo Show
airplanemode_active APR 29 - 30, 2017
British Newcastle upon Tyne
8th Taiwan Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active MAR 24 - 26, 2017
Taiwanese Kaohsiung
3 Eyes Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active FEB 10 - 12, 2017
Australian Adelaide
22nd Milano Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active FEB 03 - 05, 2017
Italian Milan
5ยบ Tattoo Week Rio
airplanemode_active JAN 13 - 15, 2017
Brazilian Rio de Janeiro
2nd International Heartwork Tattoo Festival
airplanemode_active DEC 02 - 04, 2016
Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian Indian New Delhi
7th Brussels Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active NOV 11 - 13, 2016
Belgian Brussels
Venezia International Tattoo Convention 2016
airplanemode_active OCT 14 - 16, 2016
Italian Venice
19th Barcelona Tattoo Expo
airplanemode_active SEP 30 - OCT 02, 2016
Spanish Barcelona
3. Tattoo & Art Show Lรถrrach
airplanemode_active SEP 17 - 18, 2016
German Lรถrrach
5th Pacific Ink & Art Expo Hawaii
airplanemode_active AUG 05 - 07, 2016
American Honolulu
18th Northern Ink Xposure ยท Toronto Tattoo Show
airplanemode_active JUN 17 - 19, 2016
Toronto
1. Tattoo & Art Show Offenburg
airplanemode_active MAY 28 - 29, 2016
German Offenburg
3. Tattoo Messe Hildesheim
airplanemode_active MAY 14 - 15, 2016
German Hildesheim
TattooBash Kรถln 2016
airplanemode_active MAY 07 - 08, 2016
German Cologne
18รฉme Bike & Tattoo Show
airplanemode_active APR 15 - 17, 2016
Laval
2ยบ Oporto Tattoo Expo
airplanemode_active APR 08 - 10, 2016
Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Portuguese Gondomar
21ยบ Milano Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active FEB 05 - 07, 2016
Italian Milan
Shanghai Tattoo Convention 2015
airplanemode_active OCT 01 - 05, 2015
Chinese Shanghai
25th Berlin Tattoo Convention
airplanemode_active AUG 07 - 09, 2015
German Berlin

description

Originally born and raised in South Africa, tattoo artist and painter Jay Freestyle grew up in a conservative Chinese family during difficult times for his beloved home country. The absence of a real creative scene in Johannesburg forced him to immigrate more than 10 years ago and he has been living and working in Amsterdam ever since.

His artistic nature deeply inspired him to stray away from the traditional expectations of his family and rather develop his lifelong passion for body art. Being self-taught, his techniques and style are always unconventional. All of his work is created on the spot and literally free-styled during the session. The spontaneity of his tattoos is the secret of what makes every single piece so unique. Breaking away from existing boundaries, the final artwork is always a great surprise to the collector.

โ€œMost describe my style as water-color, and it definitely holds elements of such, but personally it is more. I prefer to combine various styles and techniques, such as geometrical shapes and pointillism, while at the same time mixing realism with abstraction, but at the end it all depends on the collector getting the piece.โ€

Jayโ€™s love for travel makes him a regular visitor in all parts of the world, gaining fame for him through major tattoo convention as well as guest spotting in leading tattoo studios. Coupled with strong work ethics and ambition, he has become a multi-award winning tattoo artist with a waiting list of up to a year.

Always eager to continue growing and evolve his trademark style, Jayโ€™s main focus is set on large-scale tattoos. His vision is to create more than just a tattoo, โ€œI want my art to be memorable to those who see my pieces and empowering to those who wear my pieces. Iโ€™m not looking to tattoo the masses, rather the select few who share the same vision as me and who are willing to give up their bodies to immortalize a piece of art on them.โ€

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