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Award winning rogues

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A local tattoo studio has become an award winning studio over night.

Ben Ormerod and Kev Heath, of The Rogues Gallery, attended the East Coast Tattoo Convention in Essex this month and came away with both first and second place in the best small, black and grey tattoo category.

Jess Hughes, the studio’s manager and resident piercer, said: “We are thrilled that before we have even reached our 6 month opening anniversary that our artists and studio have received such recognition and become a multi award-winning studio.”

The studio opened in June 2012 when Ms. Hughes and Mr. Ormerod teamed up with Oliver Morris. Between them the team have over twenty years of experience and are dedicated to making sure their customers receive the very best service.

Ms. Hughes continued: “The awards help strengthen our studio’s reputation for our open and honest approach and our ethos of only providing custom tattoos of the highest quality and those that our artists are truly proud of.”

Mr. Ormerod is well known in the area for his work and his portraits are highly renowned in the industry for their realism. His colleague Kev Heath, the newest member to the team, has tattooed internationally for a number of years. In contrast to Mr. Ormerod Mr. Heath is known for his imaginative and colourful pieces.

The Rogues, Lower Bangor, will be host to a variety of artists from all over the world in the next year and have many collaborations planned with local businesses.

Their portfolio can be viewed in the studio, on their Facebook or on their website.

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