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Frank Ayrton the tattooist from Enigma 1


Frank Ayrton Frank Ayrton (Enigma 1) started tattooing in 1976 after being offered an apprentiship with a Studio in Enfield North London. He continued to learn the tattoo trade for 5 years under the guidance of Tony Glass.

 Experience | 37 years experience  Age | 47 years old

 More about Frank Ayrton
He bought “High Tension Tattoo”, his first studio at the age of 23.
The studio was owned by Terry Oldham and was being sold as he was relocating to America.
However, things didn’t go according to plan and returned 2 years later to work alongside him until 1985.
Terry was an excellent freehand artist, and to this day frank still owes many aspects of his style to him.
Having a growing family frank felt that London wasn’t a good place to bring up children so he moved up to Cambridgeshire and opened “English Rose” in Peterborough, going into partnership with Carl Burton from March Cambs. They had many good years working together, but alas all things must come to an end, and as his circumstances had changed a lot he decided it was time to follow his dream to live and work in Spain.
He opened “Body and Soul” in Palma in 1996, and after a few teething problems with the language this went on to become a great success.

In 2005 he returned to the U.K due to family problems, and worked with Andy Lobban at “Eternal Image” Rushden Northants, However he soon found himself missing Spain and with all family matters resolved he returned, and since 2006 he has been working for “Enigma Tattoo Studios” in Magaluf.

Tattooing has been his life for 30 years, He particularly enjoys freehand work, portraits and realistic styles but he's constantly aiming to improve and he'd like to think he can rise to any challenge.

He has won awards at conventions over the years, however, competitions are not as important to him as my day to day work, and the satisfaction he feels on a job well done.

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