Interview about the shotgun.
First of all it’s been requested that I introduce myself.
My name is Delphine noiztoy, 24, from the south of France, I’m working as resident tattoo artist in Divine Canvas, London, UK.
Usually my work is really refined micro-dots, mainly Art nouveau and realism.. but i really enjoy heavy black work too, maybe due to my french roots and the particularly strong influence of the french tattoo community new style so called “graphik”, i don’t know, or maybe it’s cause I’m surrounded by body piercers that want full black sleeves and body suit! ahaha
Talking about Black sleeve, the other day one of my friend, Paul Morris (founder of Glory holes body- jewellery) asked me to work on his arms, full heavy black, no fucking about! and simultaneously, Paulo came to the shop, all glorious and noisy about his new creation… and that’s the moment where the “Shotgun” appeared in our hands!
At the start we were all dubitative i think, really odd looking rotary machine! “2 motors?! WTF?!”, was the exact words of most of the people present..
Paulo kept mumbling and stammering of excitement about all the goodness of the hybrid monster; so i took his words and asked for trying it out (before anybody else! ahahaha Xed and Matt… that was for Agincourt!)
The first impression, in hands, still fairly light like most of rotaries but with a bit more of consistency, really comfy to hold and move.. i felt straight away something with that machine, like if we were gonna be real friends!
Then i turn the power on and pressed the pedal.. ooooohhhh f***ing lovely thing Mr Cruzes had put between my fingers! he told me to run it quite fast but opted for a low 5.5V and with an extremely light and aerial movement started to ink my dear mad friend with that good ol’ 23 curved mag!
The ink went straight in, without effort or brutality, a black blacker than the night! in about an hour the underarm, shoulder and edge of the armpit were done; swelling was minimal, bleeding as well and the boy was real glad!
I ordered one of those gem straight away to Paulo!!
the day after i received a text from Paul which said exactly : “That machine is a Fucking god send. my arm isn’t as swollen as a coil machine. And i haven’t taken any painkillers and its fine, no need to take them. just a tad tender when i lift my arm up. and my armpit is perfect, no pain or discomfort.. its fucking awesome! thank you so much in so happy. xxx”
He came down Divine about a week later and this black… OH MY DAYS! just perfect! nearly done peeling off, and looking fab!
So if I’ve got to give my humble point of view on the shotgun… i would say, to use with precaution, the baby is gentle but can be a redoubtable monster, for the people that know what they’re doing and definitely not to put in the wrong hands.. a bit like a pit bull.. it can be an amazing softy until it find the wrong owner!
Thanks to Paulo Cruzes, im waiting for my own little one… and Paul doesn’t want to get tattooed with anything else anymore!!
Delphine Noiztoy, voila l’article xxxx 17/08/12