Martin Tay

Based at NR Studio Exeter

Name: Martin Tay

Tattoo Style: Realistic, traditional

Studio: NR Studio Exeter, UK

Martin Tay began his career in 2010 and is now a multi award-winning tattoo artist, specialising primarily in colour realism, neo-traditional and trash polka with an extensive and growing portfolio.

Martin has drawn inspiration and influence from studying classical fine art, abstract expressionism, art nouveau and many other historical art movements, before deciding to pursue the craft of tattooing.

To hone his skills and ability, he explored several styles of tattooing, learning how to develop an individual and original take on all areas of the tattoo craft. From this diverse experience in styles, Martin continues to push boundaries and develop new ideas.

Producing completely bespoke artworks with a sole focus on custom tattoos, Martin believes in providing an exceptional standard of honest, professional service and has a solid reputation that reflects these values.

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I’ve had 4 full sessions with Martin and he has created 4 masterpieces. I did plenty of research before finding Martin, and honestly, what he has done has surpassed my expectations.

From the very start, he has involved me i the design… although I’ve learned to trust the artist when they are this talented!

His passion for tattooing is plain for all to see, really bursting with creative ideas and more than willing to try and break from norm, and backed by his excellent technique and final artwork.. what else would you look for?

I could not be happier with the sleeve, we’ve probably got one session left till its done, (its a Tarantino themed portrait sleeve) and I’ve got to say the actual process of being tattooed was really easy, professional and relatively speaking, pain free, even for 6 hour sessions, Martin is an absolute pro.

I always look forward to what he has come up with, and look forward to many more tattoos in the future.

Would highly recommend to anyone.

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