Trap star tattoo
Instant Halloween costumes. Quality kiss-cut, vinyl decal, Trapstar stickers. Removable and super stickery. Perfect for phone cases, laptopsjournals, guitars, refrigerators, windows, walls, skateboards, carsbumpers, helmetswater bottles, hydro flaskscomputers, or whatever needs a dose of originality.
Where am I from: Philippine
What I like to drink: Whisky
My tattoo: None
First sunday of the month, apr–dec
People even travel from outside London, having seen Studio Trap work via social media. It moved to the current street-level premises on Chatsworth Way a couple of years ago. Donnie explains that the needles have varying thicknesses, such as fine ones for detail, and then there are the batches of 14 plus needles that are used for shading. It is more like entering a hairdressers, albeit with a high concentration of tattooed people inside.
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Customers include regulars, but mainly are recommendations. Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube.
The main visual clues to the service being offered here… a line of brightly coloured inks and reclining chairs. So this is the place where people come to get inked.
The most surprising request — a year-old who wanted a Kama Sutra tattoo on her calf. Not in one sitting! In fact, business must be good, because Donnie has recently opened a second shop, Tatu Society in Tower Bridge Road, and is training apprentices.
So he started practising at home, on himself, on friends — until he was ready to open a business. Okay, thank you.
Standing on the pavement, you can see through to a light, uncluttered reception area. In his thirties, he got his first tattoo from a home-based tattooist in Streatham.
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Owner Donnie has worked hard to create a bright, inviting space, including newly laid wooden floors and whitewashed walls. The shop frontage is eye-catching with a tall billboard of Marilyn Monroe, tattooed.
The website has a small gallery of tattoos, but on Instagram Studio Trap boasts over 16, followers. Or pierced. And what do people come for… well anything really, ranging from star trek logos to detailed pieces like the head of a native American chief. Now Donnie has a team of freelance tattoo artists, each with their own area of expertise.