Emerald Rain Tattoo Studio

Welcome! This is the website of Emerald Rain Tattoo Studio, 39 Gleneagles Rd, Greenside, Randburg (Johannesburg, South Africa) To make a booking, please phone us (see numbers below or on the right) or Contact Us

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.


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