Originally born and raised in South Africa, tattoo artist and painter Jay Freestyle grew up in a conservative Chinese family. 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 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.
Always eager to continue growing and evolve his trademark style, Jay’s main focus is set on large-scale tattoos. His vision is to create more than just a tattoo, “I want my art to be memorable to those who see my pieces and empowering to those who wear my pieces. I’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.”
*Rule of thirds
*Large scale compositions
*Creating open ended designs
*Using limited colour palette