I’ve been wanting to get a tattoo for a few years now, but I wanted to wait until I found the right artist before committing to it. By chance, I came across Mike’s page on Instagram, and was honestly blown away by his work.
I’d been looking for a geometric realism style that was unique, and Mike’s work was the epitome of that. I got in contact as soon as his books opened, and with it being my first tattoo, I didn’t really know the procedure of it all, but Mike and the guys at CoCreate made it all simple and we got booked in.
I was obviously a little bit nervous ahead of the first session, not necessarily because of the pain of getting a tattoo, but more worried about it potentially being awkward sitting in a room all day with someone you don’t know.
But upon arriving, there was such a chilled vibe in the studio, the time flew by. Over the 40+ hours spread over months I spent in the studio, both Mike and Matt helped make it a great experience.
A mixture of great conversation, listening to music, and watching films/documentaries helped take my mind off the inevitable pain, and genuinely made it good fun and something I always looked forward to.
It’s great to be somewhat involved in their journey as this is the beginnings of CoCreate, and I’m excited to see how it all evolves over the next few years.
Couldn’t be happier with how my tattoo turned out, it’s above and beyond what I expected and genuinely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Huge thanks to Mike, the start of many!
Had my 1st tattoo by Mike Philp 4 years ago, now have 2 full sleeves all by him.
Wouldn’t use anyone else, such a clean and professional environment to get tattooed, not your average place. Mike goes above and beyond to make amazing tattoos/art that both the client and he are proud of.
If you want something amazing on your body for the rest of your life my advice is get on the books you won’t be disappointed.
My tattoo journey with Mike started a couple of years ago. I found his page on Instagram and was instantly amazed by the tattoos he creates. We set up a meeting to discuss the idea I had in mind. Straight away I got a fantastic vibe from Mike that I hadn’t from anywhere else I had been before.
Once Mike sent me the design it was clear how talented and creative he is, the level of depth and contrast in the design shocked me, I couldn’t wait to get started.
I had 5 full day sessions with Mike to complete the leg sleeve in which he made the process extremely enjoyable by taking a real interest in our conversations.
Let’s just say I wish I had met Mike 5 years before when I got my first tattoo done. I wont be going anywhere else again.