Machine and hand-poke tattoo artist, Chris Read, has joined Fine Line Tattoo and Piercing. Art has always been a passion for him and he has always enjoyed leaving his mark on things everywhere he goes. So what better way than marking a living canvas to walk around showcasing his art. Chris started tattooing in 2019 and has never looked back. He specifically enjoys doing black-and-grey pieces. The styles he does the most are american traditional, black-work, illustrative, dot work (stippling) and fine line pieces, all heavily based on his crisp and clear line work.
Chris enjoys doing hand-poked tattoos as that was where his love for tattooing was founded. Getting to know his clients over the longer session time needed, as well as paying homage to the oldest form of tattooing, is always fulfilling for him. Being a machine and hand-poke tattoo artist is a rare commodity in Durban.
Chris’s machine work: please click on the first photo then scroll through.
Chris’s hand-poked work: