About

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 I am Sharon: a tea-obsessed, English-born, slightly nomadic mother of two.  I spent the first 10 years of my adult life wandering around the globe, (through 52 countries) while having a base of sorts, in Bulgaria. Along the way I did a strange assortment of things, from studying linguistics, to caring for donkeys. All the while, drawing, visiting tattoo studios and conventions around the globe… and clinging to the idea that one day I would be a tattooist.
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In 2013, I finally began tattooing by apprenticing at Icon Tattoo under Craig Draper, to whom I am eternally grateful. I then went on to set up my own tattoo studio, 117 Tattoo, in Popovo, Bulgaria, where I tattooed until I felt ready to set off and explore the world again!!
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I am now based at my own private tattoo studio; The candle orchard, located in The Wellington Centre in Hastings, England, though I still like to wander about as much as I can seeking adventure or visiting and becoming acquainted with other ink lovers. When not in England, I can mostly be found in Spain, Germany or Bulgaria but you can see my travel plans on the ‘Schedule‘ page.
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I enjoy all styles of tattooing though I have a passion for all symbolic and spiritual tattoos, especially sacred geometry, dotwork and blackwork. I also enjoy all ornamental and floral tattoos as well as animals and patternwork.
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If you would like to make an appointment for a tattoo, or wish to discuss a project with me, please contact me via the links on the ‘contact‘ page.
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Thank you for visiting my website!!