Vintage Tattoo Illustration

What to Bring

  • Wild Abandon and a Sense of Adventure!

Vintage Tattoo Illustration

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Create your own personal traditional style tattoo illustration using ink, pen and watercolour techniques.
  • Learn about traditional and vintage tattoo styles, motifs and designs and incorporate these into your own design.
  • Learn about illustration basics, watercolour techniques and use tattoo ink to create your own final artwork!

What You Get

  • All materials provided (Paintbrushes, watercolour paints, tattoo inks, drawing inks, watercolour paper and coffee wash.
  • Tattoo design reference materials.
  • Upcycled frame to display your work.


This two hour workshop is aimed at beginners as well as those who have some drawing or illustration experience. Local Tattoo artist Beki Davies will have you designing & hand painting a small vintage-style tattoo illustration which will be transferred to watercolour paper via tracing and transferring via a lightbox.

Participants will then fill in using watercolours, tattoo inks and treat the paper with a coffee wash, giving it an antique-y vintage look! By the end of the class you will have learnt the process of creating your image, transfering to paper and appyling colours, inks and watercolour and have a finished and framed unique tattoo illustration, hand painted by you.


Beki is an Artist from the Northern Rivers who has been working as a professional tattoo artist for over a decade. She is currently studying a Diploma of Visual Arts and is going gung-ho with a keen talent and interest in printmaking and ceramics. Her style is greatly influenced by the graphic nature of tattooing. You can find her most days elbow deep in either clay or ink, sometimes both!

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Jan 2017
Vintage Tattoo Illustration - 18 Jan 2017 6:30 PM

I learnt a lot about art, drawing and it's okay to make mistakes. And the teacher beki was so kind and really good and explaining how to create our vintage tattoo illustration.

Jan 2017
Vintage Tattoo Illustration - 18 Jan 2017 6:30 PM

This was my second time back... loved it.. was lots of fun. Many laughs. The pace was good.. if comes around again i will go.. I really love this style an want to learn more

Oct 2016
Vintage Tattoo Illustration - 18 Oct 2016 6:30 PM

Wow great experience. Learnt more about the importance of preparing an steps along the way. Learnt history of vintage tattoos.. ie; originally sailors tattoos an meanings. Would love to do more