I am a Tattooist, and also an Artist

I am Uniz, better knows as Chuey

As a tattooist, I am only the surrogate for the delivery of my clients’ ideas. When I got my first tattoo, I realised that is a very personal and intimate affair. Just as no two fingerprints are the same, I feel that no tattoos should be.

A tattooist documents the person’s life, whose skin is inked on, creating a form of visual diary. Every time I see one of my own tattoos, it takes me back to the time it was done, how I was feeling, where I was, why I chose this tattoo. Like hearing an old song.

To me, Art and Tattoo are intricately linked. With my background in Fine Arts, for me human skin is another medium to work on – an exotic, breathing, living, moving canvas – which in itself carries a heavy sense of responsibility.

I finished my mentorship in 2000, and have since tattooed in various parts of the globe including Australia, the UK, the Far East and South-East Asia.

I founded Studio Diacritic in 2008, in a basement on the High Street in Oxford, UK, as I set out to create an ‘haute couture’ for tattooing, where each design is made to order for a specific customer with extreme attention to detail and finish. In 2012, we moved into Art Studio Jericho (recently renamed ArtStudio.Life), a peaceful, bigger, lighter studio located on the top floor of Jericho Community Centre, five minutes’ walk from the heart of Oxford city.

I enjoy the process of brainstorming ideas with my clients and finally creating a piece of artwork that is unique to both of us. My style involves tattooing in black and grey shades with hints of bright colours, toying with the illusion of space, and creating depth in an otherwise two-dimensional surface. That said, I am game to try out any new ideas! I then meticulously recreate the final design on the body, following up afterwards to make sure that we are both satisfied with the end result.

My goal is to help everyone get the tattoos they will love for the rest of their life. I will always be totally honest and help out with any tattoo-related questions, without any obligation.

I am Uniz, better knows as Chuey

I am a Tattooist, and also an Artist

A tattooist documents the person’s life, whose skin is inked on, creating a form of visual diary. Every time I see one of my own tattoos, it takes me back to the time it was done, how I was feeling, where I was, why I chose this tattoo. Like hearing an old song.

As a tattooist, I am only the surrogate for the delivery of my clients’ ideas. When I got my first tattoo, I realised that is a very personal and intimate affair. Just as no two fingerprints are the same, I feel that no tattoos should be.

To me, Art and Tattoo are intricately linked. With my background in Fine Arts, for me human skin is another medium to work on – an exotic, breathing, living, moving canvas – which in itself carries a heavy sense of responsibility.

I finished my mentorship in 2000, and have since tattooed in various parts of the globe including Australia, the UK, the Far East and South-East Asia.

I founded Studio Diacritic in 2008, in a basement on the High Street in Oxford, UK, as I set out to create an ‘haute couture’ for tattooing, where each design is made to order for a specific customer with extreme attention to detail and finish. In 2012, we moved into Art Studio Jericho (recently renamed ArtStudio.Life), a peaceful, bigger, lighter studio located on the top floor of Jericho Community Centre, five minutes’ walk from the heart of Oxford city.

I enjoy the process of brainstorming ideas with my clients and finally creating a piece of artwork that is unique to both of us. My style involves tattooing in black and grey shades with hints of bright colours, toying with the illusion of space, and creating depth in an otherwise two-dimensional surface. That said, I am game to try out any new ideas! I then meticulously recreate the final design on the body, following up afterwards to make sure that we are both satisfied with the end result.

My goal is to help everyone get the tattoos they will love for the rest of their life. I will always be totally honest and help out with any tattoo-related questions, without any obligation.