Daisy Does Tattoos

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As humble as they come, Daisy Watson kicks off our first feature giving us an insight into the life and inspiration behind her influential and exciting style of tattoos. 

What I liked about Daisy was the self-made and self taught aspect behind her work. Whilst she usually works from her own studio, she can also be found doing various guest sessions in different studios around the world. Drawing inspiration from her experiences both inside and outside of art, the relaxed, unpretentious and sometimes racy manner of the designs probably explains why she is so sought after as a freelance tattoo artist with over 230k followers on Instagram. Impossible not to like, Daisy maintained a very easy going, funny and genuine manner throughout the feature with us at sST hoping she makes it over to Manchester or Leeds soon for a guest session so we can all get inked up!

 We caught up with Daisy to ask her a few quick questions about herself and what it's like living in Berlin.

 Daisy, whats your story and when did you first get into drawing tattoos?

I'm a 23 year old Australian, living in Berlin, currently doing a guest chair at AKA tattoo parlor. I would say I probably got into tattooing when I was around about 18, back then it used to be a bit of drunken stick and poke with my friends, but I think I really got into it when they got me a tattoo machine for my 19th birthday. 

How did your style develop and what would you call it if you had to?

I would call my style essentially single black pen illustrations, I taught myself how to draw and I feel that content is reflected in the different and more varied style of tattoos I produce. It originally started organically from my tumblr, where I would just post photo's of illustrations and my tattoo's and from the positive feedback it got from everyone I started taking appointments and working from my home and studio spaces. There's a certain normalized order within the tattoo industry where you gotta first do a apprenticeship, learn all the different styles and then you get the chair and get to develop your own individual style. But this was different to me as i didn't do an apprenticeship so my style simply developed from the beginning through my own inspiration, meaning rather than everyone walking around with the same designs, people get new and interesting designs, rather than just going to a standard studio, picking a design from the portfolio and ending up leaving with the 'H & M of tattoos' (Laughs).

Who do you draw inspiration from/ who would you most want to get a tattoo from?

As I said, I mainly draw my inspiration from my own experiences, beliefs and development throughout my career. The objects I chose to draw are everyday objects but with a slight stylistic or simplistic differences, making them eternal in a way as they never really go 'out of fashion' or become unpopular. But I would love to get a tattoo from Liam Spark or Maxime Buchi. I'm fortunate to actually be guesting later this year at Liam Sparkes Old Habits studio which is amazing as I can see my development from admiring their studio and style from an outsiders perspective to doing a guest chair in the studio, its pretty great. 

Do you draw every tattoo yourself and how many do you have?

Yes a lot... I dunno I have never really sat down and counted them, it's not really something I'm that bothered about. I like to collect different tattoos rather than have just one style or theme. However my legs are pretty much free reign for me and my friends, if they ever want to practice a design or simply just try out something new I let them go right ahead (Laughs). 

We at All Day are always so interested in Berlin and the style of clothing people there produce and wear, obviously a lot of black! Whats would be your favorite clothes store in Berlin?

Voo Store hands down, It's crazy as well they have actually made their own scent for the store which you can smell as soon as you walk in, definitely the best place to pick up some quality clothes. 

After Living in Berlin for around 1 1/2 years, what is is about the city that you love so much?

It would have to be the people, Berlin is such a chill city and you find there's not the usual sense of urgency and rudeness you find in other major cities. Also it's a great place to make good, close relationships. You find it's very easy to go from having friends to them becoming a part of your extended family. Also because it's Berlin and the party scene is that good, I get a steady stream of different friends coming to visit which is always nice. 

What would be a couple of your hidden gems around Berlin?

I would definitely have to say Greissemuehle in Neukolln is a must if you wanna go out to anywhere other than Berghain. Especially try and get down to any of their Cocktail D'amore parties, great atmosphere and its really the music I wanna hear.  Also don't forget Chapter One if you want the best flat white in Kreuzberg.

 

 
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- 100% combed cotton (180gsm).

- Made in Lisbon, Portugal from our custom knit.

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- Bound shoulder and neck tape.

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Perfected over a two-year design process, the All Day ‘Easy’ t-shirt is a silhouette which draws from American surf wear and classic Japanese cuts to provide a loose yet tailored fit. The long sleeve brother to our signature tee.

- 100% combed cotton (180gsm).

- Made in Lisbon, Portugal from our custom knit.

- Practical flat-lock stitching provides maximum stretch and a contrasting decorative touch.

- Bound shoulder and neck tape.

- All Day logo screenprint graphic on the inner neck.

 
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