Prohibition Ink tattoo studio is run and maintained by Jay Sleight, owner and lead Tattoo Artist. The studio works on both appointment and walk-in basis.
Prohibition Ink is a studio inspired by Jay’s love and infatuation of the prohibition era of 1920’s in America. Jay’s work reflects this mix of traditional and Neo traditional tattoos, old school bold tattoos, from the likes of the God father of tattooing sailor Jerry, Don Ed Hardy, Mark Mahoney and Olive Peck.
Jay's inspiration to express his creative talents and to pursue a career in tattooing began at a very young age. He has always drawn illustrations and cartoons from primary school where he won his art award aged 8 years old at Lambeth Country Show. He began drawing tattoo style drawings on his friends arms in ink.
Jay created his his own path by seeking and successfully gaining an apprenticeship in a Tattoo Studio, where he worked his way up as an apprentice learning all aspects of the business, being exposed to all styles of tattooing due to the vast array of clientele that entered the studio.
Since then, Jay has gained further experience of the tattoo world in Europe, when he moved and travelled through the southern state of Bavaria, Germany, where he continued to grow his knowledge of tattoo work and styles there for a few years . Upon his return to the UK, Jay desired to have his own tattoo business. This came to fruition in late 2017 and his first day of trading is 27th January at Pop Brixton.
Get in touch by email for bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org