ten years on and off and he keeps coming back like a bad smell." laughs Mick,
It's Mick and his gangs refreshing outlook on their practice that makes this studio so interesting, their unashamed and ambivalent attitudes to the rest of their industry, their blatant readiness to reject and flout the contemporary rules that it entails and their willingness to inhabit a sort of sub mainstream positioning within their trade.
"At the end of the day, we draw pretty pictures on people. That's it. We haven't discovered a cure for cancer, that's all we do. We are tattooists" says Mick. His stark and honest words sum up the ethos concisely at this no frills, all skills studio. The Blue Dragon has been a fixture of the Brighton tattoo scene for 21 years, and with a sister studio newly opened in the nearby town of Haywards Heath, it shows no sign of relenting.
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