Shaun Bones

How long have you been working as an artist?

3 years

What’s your favourite thing about being a tattoo artist?

All the different people I get to meet from around the world and their stories and the satisfaction that people want my art on them for life.

What is your favourite tattoo style?

Black and grey realism.

What was your first tattoo?

The first tattoo I did was a traditional heat with arrows through it on my own leg.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?

Surfing, skating, fashion, my car and all things expensive.

Where did you grow up?

Ballina, NSW.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A pilot haha – didn’t even come close. I like tattooist better.

Who is your favourite tattoo artist?

Niki Norberg from Sweden.

What are you most looking forward to during your time on Bondi Ink?

Looking forward to doing awesome tattoos and really pushing myself, learning all that I can from tommy making new friends and just general having a great time doing what I love. Meeting some new interesting clients with cool story’s and helping them. Plus any events any excuse to dress up haha.

Where do you want to be in 5 years?

I want to to successful would love to have my own clothing label as well as my own tattoo shop and travelling as much as I can and still on to hopefully.