TOM DE VRIES
Raised in the Barossa Valley, Tom was born into a creative family. His father was one of Australia’s first comic book artists, paving the way for Tom’s passion for art from a young age. Pursuing his artistic endeavours throughout school, Tom moved on to study graphic design and fashion styling at TAFE before starting a tattoo apprenticeship in 2010. He has worked as an established tattoo artist at four of Adelaide’s leading studios and earned the title of ‘Up and Coming Tattoo Apprentice of the Year’ at the South Australian Skin Deep Tattoo Show in 2013.
Tom has attended several tattoo conventions around Australia including Rites of Passage in Melbourne and The Body Art Expo in Sydney and he plans to hit the convention scene more in the future. He particularly loves Japanese, neo-traditional and other illustrative tattoo styles that feature strong use of line work and detailed, bold imagery.