True Blue Tattoo Studio
True Blue is a tattoo and art studio located in the upmarket east of Pretoria. Steering clear of the salubrious back-alley character that many mainstream tattoo shops may have, its owners have spent years engraving a reputation that is synonymous with class, charm and distinction, not only in the tattoo community but also within the greater art community.
This studio is a far cry from the more intimidating end of the tattoo shop spectrum, shunning the stereotypical death-metal-blaring chaotic hovels of the city centre in favour of a more formal structured atmosphere. Right from the initial design work, to the actual final tattoo, True Blue creates pieces born with passion and skill, pieces created to indeed “last a lifetime”. The business seeks to cultivate a sincere and impartial working relationship between the owners and employees, whilst encouraging each individual’s loyalty, integrity, financial and artistic growth.
True Blue counts amongst its many loyal clients individuals from a variety of professions: doctors, lawyers, psychologists, teachers, journalists, as well as a few local celebrities and sports personalities – Glen Hodgson of the Parlotones, Khotso Mokoena (S.A Olympic triple-jump athlete), Kurt Couto (Mozambican 400m hurdles athlete), Louis Potgieter (bassist for the SAMA-nominated indie rock band The Ice Project), to name but a few. Its owner has been seen multiple times in the Beeld news paper for tattooing celebrity portraits.
Tattooing is done by appointment only and, although True Blue’s artists can recreate any flash design with great ease and finesse, clients are encouraged to work closely with the artist to create the custom tattoo of their dreams.