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From the Ashes, the brain child of Gerhard Botha and Steven D’Alton, was founded early in 2016 and opened to the public in August of that year.
Owned by Gerhard and operated by Steve, From the Ashes is a warm and friendly upmarket tattoo studio that aims at redefining the experience of being tattooed. Welcoming both “tattoo virgins” and seasoned collectors, we do our best to make the experience one that you will never forget.
Not only will you leave our shop with top quality art and the peace of mind that comes from our superior hygiene practices, but you will also feel like part of the family. We mean the good family that is always more than welcome to pop in, whether it be just to say hi or to get your next piece…
Meet Our Tattoo Artists
Like the Phoenix rising From the Ashes, I have returned to my passion and my art. After taking an 18 month sabbatical in 2014 to do some soul searching and healing, I’m back doing what I love and what I’m good at, playing with ink.
To me having a tattoo is not just a fashion accessory, it’s not something to be done today and forgotten about tomorrow. Tattoos are a statement to the world, to your parents, to your peers, to yourself: “This is me!!” To tattoo someone is a spiritual experience, a time and space where I get to share a moment in somebody’s life and in the process I also get to leave some awesome artwork behind that will forever be a part of them. Getting tattooed is the ultimate experience of both creative self-expression and emotional release for both artist and customer.
Art and drawing have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember but I had never thought of going into the then taboo world of tattoo until I got my first one back in 1994. Paid for by my father as an early Christmas present after my 18thbirthday little did either of us know that that would be the spark that ignited my dreams.
From that date until I started my apprenticeship in 2004 I was in and out of the industry in one way or another. Working as a Body Piercer for years, including managing one of the top Piercing Studios in the UK, and even as a shop assistant in a shop in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2000. I did my formal Tattoo Apprenticeship through Tattoo Stylin’ in Sandton City in 2004 and moved on to opening my own studio, Salvation Ink, in 2008. Unfortunately, due to divorce and a few other personal reasons, I had to close that business down in 2014. But now I’m back, working at From the Ashes, once again making magic whilst sharing life with my customers and friends, on fire and in love with my art.
Hi, I’m Lisa (aka The Weasel). I am an animal lover, a gamer-girl and, of course, an art-fanatic.
In 2016 I left my career as a graphic designer. I moved to Cape Town in search of an apprenticeship and to pursue my true passion: becoming a tattoo artist. Becoming a tattoo artist has changed my life and has allowed me to express myself through my work. I gained invaluable experience in Cape Town and now I have more creative freedom than ever before. As a consummate artist, I never stop learning about the craft, art and, of course, my clients. Being a tattoo artist is not just a job for me. It is my passion and a very deep personal achievement.
I have been tattooing for about 3 years. I enjoy blackwork, black and grey and a splash of colour here and there. I don’t stick to one style of tattooing because I like too many different styles to stick to just one. It’s of utmost importance to me that both my client and I are happy with the art that I put on them.
I am open-minded and believe that a tattoo is not just a design on your skin. It is a personal form of expression that shows the world a bit of your soul. It makes me proud and happy for people to wear my tattoos. It gives me such joy to help people show the world who they are with a custom piece of art on their skin.
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