Emerald Rain Tattoo Studio
Mark Buckingham 073 580 842
About Mark Buckingham
Mark Buckingham is the Tattoo Artist at Emerald Rain Tattoo Shop in Greenside Johannesburg. He started tattooing in 1995 when he practised the stick tattoo method like done in Japan. He later evolved in the machine tattoo method & has been working in that medium ever since.
Mark comes from a background of art – he matriculated at the School of Art, Ballet and Music and furthered his studies in the field of advertising as a Graphic Artist. He worked as an Art Director and Production Designer on the international film circuit and directed adverts and music videos for approximately 12 years. Mark Buckingham has done numerous storyboards & illustrations for various movies & television commercials and has a keen hand in drawing.
JohanVanStaden 082 443 5701
JohanVanStaden got involved in the Tattoo Industry around 2001 as an independent tattoo designer at XSF Studios. He got to know a lot of Tattoo Artists around South Africa and learnt a lot about the industy. During this time he was doing a lot of chizel tattoo (Tattau Polynesian style tattooing on friends and himself). By 2005 he started tattooing professionally and has been doing it ever since... but still has a deep rooted respect and love for traditional tattoo methods.
JohanVanStaden studied fine arts, photography and printmaking at The National School of the Arts (Die Kruin) in Johannesburg, South Africa... He is a fine artist, concrete sculptor, and freelance Scenic Artist. And still dabbles in photography and film on occasion...
JVS is skilled in many styles of tattooing but loves black and gray, Japanese, and traditional tribal style work. As an Artist he loves a challenge and doing something other than the norm... custom work is always preferred and almost always done.
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