Fine Line Co Owner & Tattoo Artist – Sheldon Shaw
Sheldon is a professional tattoo and body modification artist and co owner of Fine Line. 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/
Tattoo Artist – Adrian Kok
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/
Tattoo Artist – Dylan de Lange
Dylan is a black and grey tattoo artist with a love for doing script, floral tattoos and illustrative style portraits. Born and raised in the South Coast, he studied Graphic Design and has been drawing and painting since a child and has always had a passion for art.
To see Dylan’s work, check out his gallery at https://finelinetattoo.co.za/portfolio-dylan-de-lange/
Tattoo Artist – Luke Burger
Luke is a natural artist who started off with painting on walls from a young age. Luke slowly grew a passion for tattooing in his early 20’s and has never looked back. Luke strives to be one of the best internationally. He adores his craft and the culture that comes with it. Luke can take your crazy or meaningful tattoo ideas and turn them into a reality. He also has books of flash designs available for you if you’re the spur of the moment kind of person. Luke enjoys doing bright and bold colour work, American traditional, neo traditional and fine line black and grey tattoos.
To see Luke’s work check out his gallery at https://finelinetattoo.co.za/portfolio-luke/
Body Modification Artist – Vicky Hofman
At age 13 Vicky had her first piercing experience. Since then she was fascinated with the art of body modification. This interest was sparked by attending bike rallies with her father and she was instantly drawn to the tattoo and piercing industry and body modification aesthetic. She studied art after which she started her piercing apprenticeship in Cape town in 2013. She has worked in many studios in and around Cape Town and has done guest spots in Johannesburg and Durban. Vicky specialises in dermal implants and is an expert with any piercing, from lobes to more advanced modifications. With 10 years experience behind her in the art of body modification, Vicky is a free spirit, slightly eccentric, but an incredibly talented artist and Fine Line is honoured to have her as our permanent Body Modification Artist.
Fine Line Co 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 Co 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.