Interview with Miles Langford (London Social Tattoo)
P&Co: Tell us about The London Social, why did you decide to open your own studio?
Miles: I opened London Social as I wanted to take what I had learned and experienced working around the world to bring something slightly different to London. At the time I was also over working for badly organised shops and saw it as the ideal time to execute my vision.
P&Co: How long have you been tattooing?
Miles: I’m in my 6th year of tattooing. It’s taken me to New York & LA, and now back to London.
P&Co: Have you always aspired to be a tattoo artist?
Miles: I’ve wanted to do it since I was 11 years old.
P&Co: Is there anything or anyone in particular that inspires you?
Miles: I’m inspired daily, just from talking to individuals in all areas & all walks of life. If we’re talking tattooists- Mark Mahoney & Bob Roberts, for me, are the best 2 in the business & I’m extremely lucky to be able to call them both friends.
P&Co: How would you describe your tattooing style?
Miles: I specialise in fine line black & grey tattoo styles- with a nod to East LA. But I do like to work with a variety of styles- something that I don’t think is really done in modern times with most young artists focusing on just one.
P&Co: What sort of designs can we expect to see at The London Social Tattoo Tour stop?
Miles: We have a big team of artists working on the day, so you can expect a wide range of styles. (See Artists below. Flash Sheets coming soon.)
P&Co: Which artists are gonna be there?
Miles: Karl Cooper, Math, Pauly, Hannah, Claudio & more.
P&Co: Give us a recap, what the plan for the day?
Miles: ang out, get some good tattoos done & give away some clothes.
P&Co: Any future plans for The London Social you can tell us about?
Miles: Nothing that I can say until next year. Get a chair it’s going to be good viewing for some people. What I can say is that we will continue to work hard & grow… London’s finest.
P&Co: See you there on the 15th June!
Miles: Thanks for having us.
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