My name is Aron Evans, I’m the brains behind Rotten Mind Tattoo. I’m very passionate about tattooing and always try to produce the best work for all my customers. I focus a lot on making my work as perfect and technically clean as possible. I use smaller needle groupings to create fine lines and intricate details in my work.
I have always been interested in the Japanese style of tattooing and believe this to be a big inspiration to my work. With Japanese tattoos, working with the body is very important. I believe a tattoo should suit the person wearing it, and by using all types of motives it is important for me to compliment and work with the chosen area.
I started my career as an apprentice back in my home town Telford, Shropshire. I did a traditional old school apprenticeship lasting three years where I learned everything from applying a tattoo stencil to building and tuning tattoo machines. I started tattooing myself as practice and then moved on to friends and family. Once my mentors felt comfortable in the work I was producing I was finally allowed to tattoo my first paying customer. A few years later I am still progressing and trying to improve my work daily.
Tattooing has and always will be a form of art, and having the privilege to put beautiful artwork on to peoples bodies is one of the many things I love about being a tattoo artist. Being part of the tattoo community gives plenty of opportunities to travel around the world and exchange ideas and knowledge with other tattoo artists. This, along with new technology, means you can now create more intricate and detailed pieces giving you more freedom than ever before.