Born and raised in Deventer in the Netherlands (1974). I started getting tattooed at the age of 15 under the influence of punk and heavy metal. Took a train to Amsterdam and got 2 tattoos, one on each arm. Two Celtic knots. I was mesmerised by tattooing instantly. Through my years in Utrecht as a student of Mid Evil Celtic Languages I got tattooed heavily and decided that I wanted to be a tattooer instead. After wandering through several tattoo shops as a counter guy I ended up getting an apprenticeship with Thomas Kynst Tattoo in my hometown Deventer. Now, more than a decade later after working in the USA, Australia and most European countries I‘ve settled down in Hamburg Germany where I work at The Black Hole Tattoo.
My style is traditionally based but I try to be creative within the boundaries of traditional tattooing. To bring something new instead of reproduction but to still honour the tradition.Link to instagram Yobbo