Michal Detka a self-taught artist. From early years passionated about painting and art. Started off with pencil drawings and then he moved to pastels, water colour, acrylic paints and oils. When he was 14 years old he have learned to gild in accordance with the conversation methods. Following that he developed his artistic skills by doing graffiti and after he gave an airbrush a go. His love for art soon transformed into tattoing. In 2014 Michal joined forces with his brother Mariusz Detka, owner of Golden Hands Tattoo in Liverpool. Since then he became a professional tattoo artist. Now he is injecting his passion into your skin.
Throughout his life, Philly has been fascinated with putting pencil to paper, with a constant push throughout his work to improve and bring his work to a high standatrd. Philly take pleasure in trying to draw anything that catches his eye, focusing on smallest of detail to create realisic drawings. He is now taking on a new challenge and changing his medium to the tattoo gun. Currently in the early days of his apprenticship, Philly is looking to replicate his realistic drawings on to skin. Watch this space.
My history with body piercing began in Poland. I was always impressed in the body art and modifications were in the various cultures they showed. People who had piercings and tattoos always catch my attention. I liked it so much that I began to pierce myself at the age of 18. That way my passion became my proffesion. I’ve done first piercing course with one of the best piercers in Poland. Then I just found the job offer in Golden Hands tattoo and I,ve done a second course to make me feel more comfortable and get some more experience. Now I’m permanently co-operate with them. I just started but I’m very involved and I have passion to continue do this the best I can. I am a perfectionist and a clean freak whom has found a perfect home here at Golden Hands Tattoo.
The studio is professionally equipped in line with the relevant rules and regulations to meet quality standards and high expectations of our customers. Mario has over 16 years of continuous experience in tattoo making and design. He first started in Poland where he co-owned a Tattoo Studio in Cracow with his best friend. Tattooing, from a hobby turned into a career choice and is an inevitable element of his life now. Over the 13 years Mario has gained great expertise in the field and has been tattooing in different countries around the world such as Poland, Italy, and Germany to finally settling in the UK. According to the artist, tattoos are like charms in the ancient times, having a great power! They can represent personal triumphs, achievements, people you care about, etc. They can also remind you of the special moments in your life and of what made you the person you are today.
It’s a pretty well known fact that tattoos hurt more or less, you will experience some discomfort, particularly at the beginning of a tattoo. The amount of discomfort felt depends on the individual, your well-being and also the part of the body being tattooed. Some have compared it to a "hot scratching feeling". Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.
Most Painful Areas:
Men - Abdomen, Spine, Chest
Women - Ankle, Spine, Ribcage
Least Painful Areas:
Men - Buttocks, Arm, Back
Women - Abdomen, Buttocks, Thigh, Shoulder
A: You must be 18 in order to get a tattoo, this is the law under the Tattooing of Minors Act 1968. This is regardless of parental consent and we will refuse tattooing anyone under the age of 18. We also may ask you to prove your age if you over 18 but you don’t looks like. We recommended to bring I.D. such as Passport or Driving License as proof of age.
A: Although you can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning and just being exposed to the elements more. Winter time is really the best season to get a tattoo.
A: How long is a piece of string! The more information you give the simpler it is to give a price. Two tattoos can be the same size but one can be three times more expensive because of the detail and placement. (This can apply to any tattoo).
A: This secures the appointment and is a guarantee. All too often people want the tattoo done there and then. This is almost impossible to do and hence why the appointment is needed. Sometimes people then change their mind or whatever but don’t always bother ringing up to tell us thereby wasting our time. A deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or cash. All deposits are not refundable.