Apprentice Mars Navarro Arts, now taking appointments!

Our newest member of the team - Marta, is now taking appointments!

Below are a few of her beautiful colour flash-sheets with available designs. Apprentice rates, meaning that each design is priced per piece rather than the standard hourly rate. Ensuring there is no time pressure for a new Artist.

Marta is also happy to work with you on a custom design if you have something specific in mind!

Head over to the Booking Form on the website stating which design you'd like and size & placement preference. She has available appointments throughout December and January.

A small selection of her tattoo work can be seen here.

 

Nature & Botanical

Space & Science

Voted Top 3 Tattoo Studio's in Cornwall!

 
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We've been voted as one of the Top 3 Tattoo Studio's in Cornwall according to the 'Three Best Rated' an independent company handpicking business's from reviews, reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost, and general excellence.

We are very proud to receive this, the team work very hard and a little recognition goes a long way for us and means so much. 

We are passionate and sincere about this industry and the work we do. Every comment, like and praise we get is massively appreciated!

Thank You! 

You can view the Top 3 Studios in Cornwall by following this link.

 

Welcome to the team Marta!

Apprentice - Marta (Mars Navarro Arts)

Marta will be joining us as an Apprentice this October, and we couldn't be happier to welcome her to the Atelier Four team!

Marta's artwork and style is inspired by nature in all its forms, be it the beautiful colours of a bird's feather or the intricate hidden geometry within a fern leaf. She also has a keen interest in science and loves to combine this into her artwork.

You can see from her art below that she has a passion for vivid, solid colours, bold lines with geometry and organic shapes and through her apprenticeship she hopes to transform these into her tattooing as permanent works of art.

Marta studied in Spain, attending a specialist Art College, which then led her to a career in media and television. Realising this wasn't for her and wanting to follow a path of creativeness she began apprenticing as a Tattoo Artist in Manchester in December 2016. 

Now following a move to Cornwall, Marta will be continuing her apprenticeship here at Atelier Four from October 2017. During her time in Manchester she began tattooing smaller pieces and will be taking bookings for smaller designs in the very near future.

A link to Marta's Facebook Arts page can be found here, and also to her Instagram Arts page here.

Some examples of small tattoo work by Marta...

Freehand Dotwork/Geometric piece, wrapping the wrist in reds and blacks.

Freehand Dotwork/Geometric piece, wrapping the wrist in reds and blacks.

Rework of an older tattoo by Marta, new lines and colour refresh.

Rework of an older tattoo by Marta, new lines and colour refresh.

Rework of an older tattoo by Marta, new lines and colour refresh.

Rework of an older tattoo by Marta, new lines and colour refresh.

Guest Artist - Mo Lee

Mo is based in Plymouth, at Hand in Hand Tattoo, and will be joining us regularly at Atelier Four.  

His next available dates here will be the 31st August - 2nd September.

Use the 'BOOK NOW' section on the Website to enquire, alternatively you can contact us through our Facebook page.

Mo specialises in European/American Traditional Tattoos. This refined bold , bright traditional colour palette inspired by the iconic Sailor Jerry.

After completing a years Apprenticeship at Guy Lee Tattoo in Malta in 2015 , Mo has focused on travelling and experiencing the trade through Guest Spots across the UK. At renowned Studios such as 'Painted Lady' -Birmingham, 'Skins & Needles' -Middlesbrough and 'Dust N Bones'-Plymouth. He has also attended the Portsmouth Tattoo Convention.

More of his work can be seen on his official Instagram: @moleetattoo


Paintings by Mo

Below is a selection of Mo's paintings available as designs to be tattooed. Hours of work go into Mo's original paintings to ensure every one is unique and original. Mo is happy to tattoo from his paintings however always able to do a custom design based on the clients ideas and preference, get in touch with us if you're looking for something particular.

Manchester Tattoo Appeal


Update on the Manchester Tattoo Appeal

To date the Manchester Tattoo Appeal has raised £447,248, almost the half a million mark!

Thank you to everyone that came in and got their Worker Bee tattoos to show support to the great City of Manchester, £500 was raised by the Studio and donated to the appeal!

 
 
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Together with Artist's across the country we are offering the Manchester Worker Bee Tattoo for a minimum donation of £50, to raise money for the families and victims of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena. 💔

All monies collected will be donated to the just giving page set up by Tattoo Artist Sam Barber.

As we are already fully booked and we have VERY limited slots over the next couple of weeks to do these so get in touch with us, slots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Please call the Studio on 01872 260904 to book in.

This Bee was done by Remy! thanks Paul for your donation. 🐝

 

Manchester Worker Bee tattoo by our artist Remy.

 

If you don't want a tattoo or don't have the time but would still like to donate you can do so here.

We thank our Artists for giving their time to do this and those who have donated to this very special cause.

Stay strong Manchester ❤︎


Sian Rusu, Atelier Four

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed Exhibition


Last night the Team attended the opening preview of this new and exciting Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall.


It was a celebration of the History of Tattooing, how it has evolved into what it is today and we were joined by Artist's, Contributor's and some of the founding Fathers in the Tattoo Industry, Lal Hardy and Doc Price. Who's work and contribution to the world of Tattooing has shaped what it is today.


Doc Price (left) and Lal Hardy (right) at the Exhibition.

Photo Credit to Lal Hardy.

Instagram: LalHardy


This Exhibition will not only attract people that share a passion for tattoos and art but it will be a great insight for those who don't know much about this little world that we are a part of. It celebrates the creativity, and how Tattoos have come from being limited to the Sailors and the Freak Shows to this modern day where having a tattoo is not defined by gender, class, age or career. That under our clothing anyone can have a tattoo, that the stigma isn't so strong and they are becoming more acceptable. Whether Tattoos are your 'cup of tea' or not, it's there and has so much history to it, this Exhibition is a perfect way of celebrating that.


The 100 Hands Project

The ‘100 Hands Project’, curated by Alice Snape of ‘Things and Ink’ magazine, is based around one hundred silicone arms, each tattooed with an original design by 100 of the leading tattoo artists working across the UK. The pieces have been created by the incredible talent that is the Tattoo Industry today, if anyone out there still think that the Sailor Jerry style tattoos are only what is on offer this will show them how far this industry has come, tattoos are incredible pieces of art that we are able to carry with us everyday.

100 Hands Contribution by

Radu Rusu 

100 Hands Contrubution by

Matt Finch

Our resident Artists, Matt Finch and Radu Rusu, have both contributed a piece to the 100 Hands Project, and are so honoured to be part of it alongside so much talent.

Radu Rusu (left) & Matt Finch (right)

100 Hands Contributing Artists


The Exhibition runs from now until the 7th January 2018, a definite must see if you're in the Cornwall area!

For more information and what else is on at the Museum you can visit their official website.


A special thanks to Derryth Ridge at the Maritime Museum for including us in this and congratulations to you for bringing all of it together!
Sian Rusu, Atelier Four