Ali 'Tats' O'Reilly

“Tattoos as ancient as time, but as modern as tomorrow.

Ali O’Reilly, better known as Tats O’Reilly to his friends, was born in Scotland, however has lived in England for 20 years.

He has been fascinated with tattoos since he was a kid. His earliest memory of tattoos was seeing a creeping panther on a guys arm when he was 4 or 5.

Ali studied as a cabinetmaker, but soon found that his creativity steered more to drawing, which was then when he met Chris Smith who offered him his apprenticeship…the rest is history in the making

Having worked in Northampton, Milton Keynes and Rugby before adding Rising Phoenix Tattoo to his list, Ali has got tons of experience in all styles, but specialises in bold traditional, however does have a broad range of art. Ali says that he has a massive admiration of all other artistic styles.

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