As an ink enthusiast and tattoo collector, I began my tattoo journey prior to the exposure social media brought to the industry. Therefore the first few tattoos I received were selected based on studio locality and were from artists that were relatively unskilled. As my addiction for ink and art developed through attending many tattoo festivals, I slowly became aware of the incredible level of detail and vast variety of styles achievable. Over the following years I was surrounded by some of the most talented and artistic humans I had ever met. It was inevitable that I would become a tattoo collector.
I created backinktime because tattoos as an art form have progressed so dramatically in recent years yet the stigma of having tattoos, generated by generations past, is decades behind in artistic appreciation. Through creating an online network, I see artists and lovers of ink being able to have their say on the important subjects regarding the industry and to help anyone wanting to get tattooed find the right artist for their tattoo idea. Backinktime is a place where ink and art can be appreciated by all.