Inkluded’s new online store is now open! We’re launching with five limited edition t-shirt designs, created exclusively for Inkluded by tattoo artists.
Inkluded was set up in 2014 with a strong mission to share the exceptional tattoo artistry being created in the UK today, and seeks to raise awareness of amazing art by creating an artistic community that you can feel included in.
By purchasing one of our t-shirts, you’re supporting this thriving creative industry.
That’s why, we don’t just want you to browse our products, we also want to introduce you to the guys who made them happen.
Say hello to Kat Winifred, who is one of the first artists creating an exclusive design for Inkluded’s new online store.
I’m Kat Winifred, and I have been tattooing for just over three years now.
I had worked for years as a henna artist, and it was through this that I found myself making a natural progression to tattooing, back in 2012. Since then, I have been working in tattoo studios in South Wales. At present I am taking a short break from tattooing due to the birth of my son.
I’m still trying to figure out my artistic style. I really like working in black as well as doing dot-work, and bold lines with lots of colours. I’m a big fan of mandalas, animals and mehndi styles. I’m kind of all-or-nothing in that way!
As I’ve been on a hiatus lately I’m intrigued to see what I will create in the future. Every time I take a break I come back to my craft and my style changes slightly, in an evolutionary kind of way – so we’ll see!
I have done designs for clothing before, and I have drawn a lot of mandalas previously, but this time wanted to do something different. Creativity is like a spark – I generally get a simple idea in my head and just go with it. Sometimes you get ideas and then they go.
Creating the Mothdala was quite mathematical (for me!) because I actually created a segment and then processed it using Photoshop to build it into a complete mandala. When I was drawing the segment I was almost blindly drawing because I had no idea what the finish design would look like.
Putting the segments together was a puzzle. Once I had put it all together, I then printed it out and traced it all, scanned it in again and then worked with creating a block colour and filling in the lines to the final image.
To be honest I could have done the design in all one drawing, but I’m a stickler for symmetry and I see a positive in using the computer to make a sharper image. I hadn’t created a mandala in this way before and I like to try doing the same thing but in different ways.
Creating art in this way is completely different to creating art for tattoos. The main difference is that what I wanted to draw was my idea – there was no client to work for. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to create so I didn’t have to think too much about the design specifics. This enabled the artwork to flow, allowing it to create itself… if that makes sense! I used Photoshop and Illustrator to tweak the design, which I don’t often do for designing tattoos.
Thank you so much to everyone who digs my work, it means the world to me!
Our online store is now closed. We have very few items left in stock and these are being sold through Stag & Raven.