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Inkluded store: meet tattoo artist Ryan Ousley

Say hello to Ryan Ousley, who has created an exclusive design for Inkluded’s online store.

About A Girl t-shirt designed by Ryan Ousley. Photo by Justjodie Photography

About A Girl t-shirt designed by Ryan Ousley. Photo by Justjodie Photography

Tell us who you are!

My name is Ryan Ousley. I’ve been tattooing for around 12 years and work at Songbird Tattoo in Exeter, Devon.

What sort of art do you strive to create?

My preferred style of work is new school, but I enjoy other styles too. I’m in my element when I’m doing any pop culture pieces – my main love is caricatures and portraits. When designing a piece, I want to see something that makes me smile, I love the more light-hearted side of designing a tattoo.

Alice in Wonderland tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Alice in Wonderland tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Dave Grohl tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Dave Grohl tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Have you designed products before?

I’ve designed t-shirts before, but nothing major. I did all the designs for my old bands.

How has this process compared to creating a tattoo for someone?

I approached it in my normal way of designing, but did try to simplify it in places as I knew I wouldn’t be able to use a million colours as I would normally in a tattoo.

It was fun to do and I’d love to do it again. I’m always happy to do commissions, and love to draw people in a fun way… even if you aren’t looking to put it on your skin, hang something cool on a wall instead!

Beetlejuice tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Beetlejuice tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Design by Ryan Ousley

Design by Ryan Ousley

Pocket-watch tattoo by Ryan Ousley

Pocket-watch tattoo by Ryan Ousley


Update 06/02/17:

Our online store is now closed. We have very few items left in stock and these are being sold through Stag & Raven.

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