Sheldon Shaw started his apprenticeship when he was 18 years old at Little Shop of Horrors Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Johannesburg. He studied Fine Art at Witswatersrand University for 3 years. He did his apprenticeship on weekends and in his holidays throughout varsity. He started tattooing and body piercing in August 2015.
Sheldon mostly prefers to do black and grey tattoos, stipple/dot work and fine line tattoos, i.e. mandala’s, script pieces. He also excels at colour tattoos, and particularly enjoys watercolour and bright, vibrant colour
tattoos. He loves being able to create unique designs and doing something different from the norm.
He loves to do piercings and pretty much anything to do with the body
modification industry. He is passionate in his endeavours and carries his enthusiasm through to everything he does.
Sheldon enjoys gaming in his spare time, checking out art, whether it’s at
galleries or trawling Pinterest. Being able to spend time with friends and family and just enjoying life to the fullest! Learning and growing is always valuable in both business and his personal life.
Cindy Lategan grew up in Bloemfontein and relocated to Durban when she was 16. Art was one of her favorite subjects at school and it has always played a big role in her life. After obtaining her degree in Media and Communication and Afrikaans and Nederlands she realized that her only passion was art.
She relocated to Nelspruit and opened her own art and craft shop where she extended her passion even more by teaching and getting creative with all mediums of art. Later she moved back to Durban and when the opportunity presented itself to become a tattooist, she jumped at it.
Her favorite style is whip shading and detailed pieces which includes colour and water colour work as well as opaques. “The art of creating unique designs from the time I get to meet with my clients to when I get to hand them their custom piece, and once the tattoo is completed, is one of the most rewarding things. I have tried many different careers but I finally found the one that has made my heart full. They say do what you love and love what you do and I am so grateful that I can do that.”
She is now a full time tattoo artist at our studio and has been tattooing for the past year after completing an apprenticeship of 8 months. honing her skills to become one of the up-and-coming female artists in South Africa.
Mike has been tattooing for over 10 years. He is a self taught artist who draws inspiration from nature and spirituality. Mike has always been passionate about tattooing. He built a tattoo machine of his own as a teenager and has spent thousands of hours perfecting his craft ever since. Mike obtained a psychology degree while playing semi-professional soccer.
At university he spent all his free time working on art and tattooing people out of his dorm room. It was during this time that he realized that he wanted to take his art to a more professional level.
Mike excels in, and has a preference for, black and grey realism. He can create beautiful animal portraits, dramatic religious pieces, roses and intricate ornamental work. Mike loves turning clients ideas into timeless, custom works of art.
Mike joined Fine Line Tattoo and Piercing in February 2020 and has produced incredible works of art and has built up an amazing client base in the time he has been with Fine Line.
Naz joined Fine Line as the Studio Manager at the beginning of 2020.
She is currently in charge of the reception, marketing and social media. In 2015 she obtained a degree in Psychology. Prior to working at Fine Line she worked in Education facilities as well as Human Resources in real estate. Naz has always been passionate about working and interacting with people from different cultures and walks of life.
Naz was thrilled when she was offered the position of Studio Manager at Fine Line. Not only is it a positive and vibrant working environment to work in, it also affords her the opportunity to share in the excitement and delight of our clients. She is very excited to be part of the amazing Fine Line family.
Etienne & Wade
Owners of Fine Line