|Mick Aplin has been professional tattoo artist since 1992.
He begun his career in Darwin, NT, Australia as an apprentice
to Andy Gould that year. After moving around for a while he
ended up in Seymour, Victoria where he opened his own shop known
as "Mick's Tatt Pitt". After 2 years of successful
business, Mick decided it was time to move to a warmer climate
which brought him to Mackay, Queensland.
After settling into the Queensland lifestyle, Mick finally got
back to business doing what he loves most, pumping that colour
and body piercing at his current shop, Maiden
In his career thus far he is especially thankful to fellow artists
Andy Gould, Beans and Trevor McStay who helped him a lot throughout
the years. Check out the rest of the site for a variety of tattooing
and piercing options including a gallery
of Mick's work.
|In 2000 Mick fulfilled a long term ambition to
Tattoo overseas, spending several months hammering out some
of his show winning Talent. This memorable & valuable time
for Mick was spent at Derek's Tattoos in BlackPool, England
working with Derek himself, a veteran of over 40 years in the
With this experience behind him Mick returned to Mackay to put
to work some newly learnt Styles and Methods he had picked up
off Derek, and this then seem to be a turning point in Micks
career. From this point on his work just got better & better,
throwing Mick to the forefront of his chosen profession.