Michael Rose was born in 1976, London, England. He first discovered his artistic ability at the young age of 5 when he won a primary school competition for a painting he created. Michael started his professional art career in 1994 as a tattoo artist. Michael tattooed in his studio just outside North London for over 24 years and in that time enjoyed having his work featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and books all around the world, which some have been catalogued in the Press and Gallery page’s on this site. To add to his attributes he is a multi award winning tattoo artist with awards won in the UK & abroad.
In 2010, Michael started to experiment with other art mediums and instantly enjoyed the freedom they gave him to practice in his favourite artistic style, Photorealism. He went on to spend the next 8 years studying, developing his techniques and learning from other Photo-realists around his full time job as a tattoo artist.
In 2019, Michael made a big decision to move his established business to a new location in Hertford, Hertfordshire. His new studio is modern, bright and very spacious, he continues to tattoo by appointment only, work on art commissions, and is also dedicating himself to helping others reach and realise their artistic goals through a variety of unique 3 to 5 day artist workshops. Michael has already held many workshops and has said,
“There is nothing more rewarding than having another artist tell me I am the reason they have improved as an artist and gained the confidence they need to go on with their artistic adventure”
I asked Michael to describe himself; he simply said,
"I am passionate about my work, driven, highly organised, friendly, tea drinking biscuit lover"
If your looking to learn new and exciting art techniques I strongly recommend taking one of Michael's classes, your become a better artist, guaranteed!
To make a tattoo appointment with Michael please Contact the studio!
Teaching in one of his workshops
Taken after one of Michael's classes.