Craigy Lee is a world-renowned tattoo artist from London, England. He visited wellington for a guest spot in 2011 and then again in 2012, he loved wellington so much the second time he never left!
Over the past decade he has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most respected artists and specializes in dark illustrative designs, simplistic with a less is more approach, but can lend his hand to most styles. Craigy began his tattoo career with an apprentiship in Saint Petersburg, Florida, returning to his native London shortly afterwards. After two years of busy city life he got itchy feet and spent the next two and a half years travelling the world, working at tattoo shops and conventions in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He finally settled down in Wellington in 2012, opening Union Tattoo with his partner India in 2015. He does regular guestspots around New Zealand working in the country’s top studios, constantly pushing his artistic skills forward.
Although he is now settled in one spot that hasn’t slowed him down at all, over the past few years he has worked on lots of exciting illustration and art projects for both international and wellington based brands some of these include Beer cans and taps for Garage project, Iron on patches for Topshop and Topman, Coffee mugs for Flight Coffee, Stamps for New Zealand Post, Giant colouring sheets for Wellington Museum, clothing for ALC apparel and a world first, tattooing in the departure lounge at Auckland airport for Sailor Jerry Rum.
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