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Introducing Interstellar Ink Tattoo Studio

About

Launched in July 2020, we have grown quicker than we could ever of imagined. 

Two moves later plus new team members and we have finally settled into our forever home.

We are proud of the space we have created, providing a place that’s welcoming to people from all walks of life. 

To truly understand what we have to offer, you have to experience it for yourself.

MEET THE TEAM

Joe Gregory

Owner | Tattoo Artist

Black and grey realism | Portraits

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Ever since I was little I've always had a passion for art, from a young age I would spend the majority of my time surrounded by pens, paper, scissors and glue making whatever came to mind.

My first ever teacher believed so strongly that I would make something of myself due to my artistic nature, that she kept a picture I drew so she could make some money from it. Sorry to disappoint!

Aside from my love of art I like to keep active, still playing football with the lads I grew up with. I love watching films, horror, action, comedies, sci-fi (take a guess where the studio name came from) and of course superhero movies. Batman's my guilty pleasure but that’s no secret. Music plays a huge part in my life, one minute you might catch me listening to classical music, the next heavy metal. If you like rock n roll we'll get along just fine. My guitars however have been neglected and are now collecting dust ever since I became a Dad! 

I have been happily married for 6 years to my very talented wife who is a whizz at wedding photography (give her a shout if you're getting hitched - link below). We have three little terrors who are on the whole, well behaved, that said I solely blame them for the amount I have aged in recent years. 

As soon as I was old enough to be tattooed I was fascinated by the art, spending the majority of my time in the chair quizzing the tattoo artist. Since 2012, between other jobs I started developing my skillset as a tattooist, pushing myself harder and setting bigger challenges to improve my overall execution. After a number of years as a self taught tattooist, I took the plunge and became a full time tattooist in 2020. I tackle pretty much any style, that said I love black and grey, photo realism and portraits. 

 

I take pride in the work that I do and in the long-term relationships that I build with my clients. I am a firm believer in working hard, working together, and having fun along the way! Explore my portfolio, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Joe

Irene Crowley

Tattoo Artist Padawan

Illustrative 

Irene Crowley Tattooist Artist

My love of drawing started when I was able to pick up a pencil. Since I was little, I got into trouble with numerous teachers as I did nothing but draw on the tables, the margins of the books, my friends' arms, the walls... anything but pay attention! After a few years of working as a primary school teacher, I decided to take a leap of faith and dedicate my life to creating art for others. 


I moved to the UK in 2014 looking for a better future, and I can happily say I found it! I am a proud Spaniard and you will probably hear me brag about my hometown and complain more about the weather than most!


I love drawing florals, small characters (the nerdier, the better), cute animals and everyday objects! I'm a manga/anime passionate, and I'm also into true crime, twisted stories, time travel and horror films, videogames, Asian food, Rubik's cubes, alpacas, social activism and drag queen shows. A weird mix? Yep, that sounds like me!

Yuri Monteiro

Tattoo Artist

Fine line black and grey | Custom script

Yuri Monteiro Tattoo Artist

Hi, let me introduce myself, I’m 24 years of age and was born in portugal. 

I’m a very chilled person, I love rap and soul music, love movies like Scarface, Goodfellas and movies of that genre. I’m a fan of sports, mainly football.
If I’m not in the studio, I’m at home spending time with my family. I’m a dad of two beautiful girls. My girlfriend that has always been my rock, showing unlimited love and support, even when I watch football for days in a row.


I’ve been doing art as long as I can remember, I have always been obsessed with the artistic process. Always been very eager to learn and pursue my dream as an artist.

I made a big decision when I was 18. I got myself a job and decided to further my studies in England. I came by myself, no family with £200 to my name and got myself into a fine art course in a university. 


I was a big fan of the show Miami ink, that’s where it sparked my passion towards tattooing. Since then I wanted to translate into that medium. That’s when I started studying the game and I fell in love with the fine line black and grey style of tattooing. I self taught myself how to do lettering because I just fell in love with it. I started going to conventions and always learning things from other artists. Done my apprenticeships, worked in studios with big artists and have been building myself from there.

I’m proud of never giving up, it wasn’t easy, but I’m now happy to be a part of the Interstellar Ink team. 

Can’t wait to meet you all and bring your vision into reality. 


-The cool guy 

Cameron Willmott

Studio Manager

Piercings (Stab in the Dark)

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So, I've been asked to write a bio! 

I'm Cameron, I'm the in house body piercer/ handyman / sexy receptionist! If you've been to the studio before you may have met me. I'm the one normally up to mischief or fixing something Joe is too busy to fix himself!! 

I'm a full time father to my 2 boys! Who can be a handful but I wouldn't have them any other way and if I'm not in the studio I'm causing chaos with them somewhere! I'm big into my music (mostly metal!!) I also enjoy video gaming and on the very rare occasion I've been know to get down the lake with my rod out!

I remember being 13 years old listening to the likes of linkin park, limp bizkit and papa roach in my baggy jeans with the chains, the baggy hoodie and bad attitude (sorry mum) and ever since then I've been in love with the idea of tattoos and body piercings/ modifications. The ability to tell your story through art specific to your own thoughts has always fascinated me!!

After a year out on a personal hiatus, I have decided to make the jump into self employment and being my own boss doing something I enjoy!! And when I was given an opportunity by Joe I had to snatch it up!

Bring on big things and I'll see you all soon!

Séan Lohan

Tattoo Artist Padawan

Tribal | Mandala | Geo

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Hi I’m Séan 

 

I love to create real things from ideas, I have a real passion for anything artistic, drawing, making clothes, creative writing and anything I can use my imagination to create something tangible. 

 

My main passion is patterns, geometrical, symmetrical, swirls,lines and dots. Mandalas are a big part of my work whether Dotwork or ornamental, light or dark contrast is key. From flowers to script to illustrative designs I like to try most things to continue to improve my skills. 

 

I’ve worked a few jobs over the years, from removals to running industrial scale printers, but one thing I’ve always been drawn to is tattoos. I started designing my own tattoos, which I then took to artists to tattoo onto me. I decided to take a leap and tattoo myself and I bought my own machine and went to town, well anywhere I could reach really, friends soon wanted some ink too, I was happy to oblige. Impressed with my work, Joe gave me the opportunity to turn this passion into a career which I’m very grateful for and will work hard to excel at. Come be part of my journey, seeing a happy clients face looking at there new art piece on their skin for the first time really makes it all worth it!

 

Born and raised in Reading, I’m new to the lovely town of Andover, moving here recently to start a family. Me and and my amazing partner have two beautiful daughters, who are the driving force behind me following my dreams of turning my passion into a career. 

 

I’m one of those actives sorts, I enjoy running, long walks and most sports. Movies, music, reading and podcasts are also big hobbies of mine spanning all genres it honestly depends on the day but I will watch, listen and read anything once. 

 

I like to create a safe and lovely atmosphere to work in, I’m friendly and easy to talk to, come in spend some time in the chair, let’s have a chat and create some living ink. 

 

Check out my insta to see my work or pick a design, or give me an idea and I’ll create something for you, look forward to meeting you.

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