Sheldon is a professional tattoo and body modification artist. He 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 Witwatersrand University for 3 years and started tattooing and body piercing in 2015. Sheldon loves doing black and grey tattoos, stipple/dot work and fine line tattoos such as mandalas and script work. He excels at colour tattoos, particularly watercolour and bright, vibrant pieces. He loves being able to create unique designs and doing something different from the norm. Sheldon also loves piercing and anything to do with body modification. He is passionate in his craft and carries his enthusiasm through to everything he does.
To see Sheldon’s work, check out his gallery at https://finelinetattoo.co.za/sheldon-shaw-tattoo-artist/
Cindy is a professional tattoo and piercing artist. She grew up in Bloemfontein and relocated to Durban when she was 16. Art was one of her favorite subjects at school and it plays a huge role in her life. After obtaining her degree in Media and Communication, Afrikaans and Nederlands, she realised her true passion is art. Cindy’s favourite styles are whip-shading, colour and watercolour pieces and opaques. “The art of creating unique designs from the time I get to meet with my clients to when I hand them their custom piece, once the tattoo is completed, is one of my most rewarding things. They say do what you love and love what you do and I am so grateful that I can do that.”
To see Cindy’s work, visit her portfolio at https://finelinetattoo.co.za/cindy-lategan/
AD started tattooing in 2016 he has a passion for art and strives to maintain the importance of being a professional artist. He is inspired by animation, along with different types of styles and art forms. His favourite part about being an artist is the vast variety of artwork, styles and imagery as well as meeting new people from all walks of life, He specialises in all types of styles which includes realism, minimalistic, abstract, American traditional, cartoon, tribal, black and grey and color. He is an all rounder !
AD loves designing, gaming and spending time with his family and pets in his free time.
To see AD’s work, check out his gallery at https://finelinetattoo.co.za/adrian-kok-tattoo-artist/
Fine Line Owner – Etienne Louw
Etienne is a local businessman who has many years experience in the world of business. In early 2017 he had a dream of opening an upmarket tattoo and piercing studio in the heart of Durban North. Etienne has a deep love for body modification and his vision was made a reality with the help and mutual vision of his business partner, Wade (below), and body modification artist, Dylan van den Berg. Etienne’s business acumen and ethics have turned Fine Line into a studio that follows European safety standards and laws (given that South Africa has not yet regulated the Tattoo and Piercing industry). Etienne is also a body modification artist in his own right and can be found in the studio piercing clients every day. When not piercing, Etienne enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with his animals.
Fine Line Owner – Wade Latham
Wade Latham is a full-time, local businessman who has worked in real estate for many years. Wade and Etienne (above) worked together within the real estate industry and, together, they turned their dream into reality. In 2017 Fine Line was born. When not working, Wade enjoys spending time with his family.