Tez Birks at True Grit Tattoo Studio Derby

Tez Birks

Co-owner True Grit Tattoo Studio
Tez has been tattooing now for 17 years. Tattooing and art has always been a passion, installed from an early age as his late grandfather “curly of Derby” was a well known tattoo artist from way back in the late 50s, 60s, 70s and until his passing in 86. His brother Ken was also a tattoo artist and builder and supplier of tattoo equipment.

As he grew up he knew tattoing was what he wanted to do and inherited his grandad’s equipment and started tattooing from the age of just 17.

Being a self taught tattoo artist it was a hard long road in the industry but pushed himselself, and being never satisfied progressed in all tattooing styles, although blacks and greys are his favoured style.

“I feel blessed to have inherited this great gift and will continue to improve and evolve.”

Age: 33

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Gallery: View Tez Birk's gallery of tattoos