Between being a husband and a father, a wildlife rehabilitator and a tattoo artist, Val is a man with many passions in his life. A natural talker and one of the most hospitable people you’re likely to meet, his charm makes even the most difficult experience a pleasurable one.

His time spent rehabilitating native animals in his bushland home has given him an unmatched love for the natural world, and he is particularly good at replicating the feel of this subject matter through his preferred style of fineline blackwork. His combination of etching style rendering and organic linework means his tattoos have a timeless and almost medieval feel, full of spirit and emotion, with timeless sensibility.