Tattooing

Black & Grey | Fineline | Dotwork | Realism | Handpoked
I love what I do

I’m drawn to nature and take great joy in capturing its beauty. My style is delicate with a focus on realism but I also enjoy simplifying forms and creating stylised versions, depending on the client preference.

I like the contrast when working with blacks and greys and find the designs transition well onto the skin, taking on their own character; complementing and being complemented by all skin tones.

Booking Process

If you are interested in getting a tattoo with me simply follow the steps below.

I look forward to seeing you in the studio soon.

James

Why Tattooing?

I remember getting my first tattoo, I was 18, the shop was an intimidating, yet intriguing place; a closed book from the outside and I must have walked past it, on the high street, most weekends for a good couple of years before working up the courage to step inside. I didn’t know what I wanted, I just knew I wanted a tattoo. I picked a nondescript tribal-ish design, from a conveniently placed ring binder, and got it popped between my shoulder blades, classic! I don’t love it, but certainly don’t regret it. I love where it ‘takes me’, when I think about it. A specific moment in my life, a life that is now a world away from the one I had thought it would be. That’s what I love about tattoos. They signify a moment in time, a snapshot, a snippet of a story, holding endless meaning and emotions; hurt, pain, love, loss, life, joy, sadness, memory, you name it.  

 
Your body is sacred, and so is your story. Being able to help someone capture a moment of their life, a moment they will remember forever, is a privilege.  
That’s why tattooing.  


Plus I get to make some beautiful things and meet some beautiful people in the process.  

@jcufflin.tattoo
  • ✨A thing within a thing!✨ 
A Dragonfly and the view from Skye. 
A reminder of a moment in time, and in memory of Cat’s Dad. 😊
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#finelinetattoo 
#tattoo 
#dragonfly
  • Are you thinking about getting a tattoo, but the thought of the “stereotypical” tattoo studio makes you a little anxious? 
Look no further 👋 @rowan_tree_studio may be the place for you 🤩
Drop a 👍 in the comments if you’re interested in booking and I’ll be in touch.
Looking forward to seeing you in the studio soon.
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#tattoostudio 
#smallbusinessangus 
#tattoostudioscotland
  • ✨The perfect balance of 90s nostalgia and wedding song supremacy🔥 
Had a lot of fun with this one. What a privilege 🙏
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#tattoo
#tattooartist 
#shesyourlobster
  • ✨Is there anything more important than family? ✨
I enjoyed doing this compass design and kids names a while back. ✨
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#tattoo
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  • @discovermyscotland visited the studio last month for a tattoo and made this amazing reel about her experience.
Thanks Barbara for making the journey and trusting me with your vision.📖🐉
✨If you don’t already, make sure you follow @discovermyscotland , Barbara makes beautiful content about the best places to visit in Scotland 👌✨
  • ✨Kev came in last week to get his kids names on his back, an early Father’s Day gift to himself. 
Wishing all the Dads out there a belated Happy Father’s Day. 💪
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#tattoo
#tattooing 
#fathersday
  • Please be kind… I’m being vulnerable over here 🙋‍♂️😅
9 years ago today @rowantree_therapies married me. So, being the closet poet that I am I wrote this poem. 🤪😍
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I Love that You are mine.
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You are Heavenly, You are other Realm-ly,
You are sweet and kind, 
forever cold, except when the sun shines; 
then being naked is just fine.
I love that You are mine.
You are all the hugs that I need 
and the answer to life’s hardest questions. 
You are fierce, You are strong, 
You evolve with such grace. 
From city sleek to hippy chic, 
You have great taste and 
face the world with just the right amount of fuck yous and love yous and barefoot shoes!
You are grateful, You are bold, 
You are forever cold, 
except when the fire’s on inside, 
then being naked is just fine.
God I love that You are mine.
You’re tenacious and courageous, 
You are delicious, and suspicious 
of anything with more than one ingredient! 
You are fearless, You are wise and, 
by now it’s no surprise to hear that, 
You are forever cold;
except, that is, when the bath would scold 
and others may draw the line, 
then being naked is just fine.
I am in awe 
and I adore that You are mine.
  • ✨🦁👑A nice addition to the “work in progress“ that is Greg’s Lion, which was started a few months back.
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#tattoo
#tattooartist 
#tattooing
  • ✨Some mythical magic in the studio today 🪄 love this design 🤩 got to meet some lovely people too. Thanks for making the trip Barbara 🙏
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#dragontattoo 
#tattooart 
#tattooartist
✨A thing within a thing!✨ A Dragonfly and the view from Skye. A reminder of a moment in time, and in memory of Cat’s Dad. 😊 . . . . . . . . #finelinetattoo #tattoo #dragonfly
5 days ago
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Are you thinking about getting a tattoo, but the thought of the “stereotypical” tattoo studio makes you a little anxious? Look no further 👋 @rowan_tree_studio may be the place for you 🤩 Drop a 👍 in the comments if you’re interested in booking and I’ll be in touch. Looking forward to seeing you in the studio soon. . . . . . . . #tattoostudio #smallbusinessangus #tattoostudioscotland
2 weeks ago
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✨The perfect balance of 90s nostalgia and wedding song supremacy🔥 Had a lot of fun with this one. What a privilege 🙏 . . . . . . . . . #tattoo #tattooartist #shesyourlobster
3 weeks ago
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✨Is there anything more important than family? ✨
I enjoyed doing this compass design and kids names a while back. ✨
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#tattoo
#family
✨Is there anything more important than family? ✨
I enjoyed doing this compass design and kids names a while back. ✨
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#tattoo
#family
✨Is there anything more important than family? ✨
I enjoyed doing this compass design and kids names a while back. ✨
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.
#tattoo
#family
✨Is there anything more important than family? ✨ I enjoyed doing this compass design and kids names a while back. ✨ . . . . . . #tattoo #family
3 weeks ago
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@discovermyscotland visited the studio last month for a tattoo and made this amazing reel about her experience. Thanks Barbara for making the journey and trusting me with your vision.📖🐉 ✨If you don’t already, make sure you follow @discovermyscotland , Barbara makes beautiful content about the best places to visit in Scotland 👌✨
4 weeks ago
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✨Kev came in last week to get his kids names on his back, an early Father’s Day gift to himself. 
Wishing all the Dads out there a belated Happy Father’s Day. 💪
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#tattoo
#tattooing 
#fathersday
✨Kev came in last week to get his kids names on his back, an early Father’s Day gift to himself. Wishing all the Dads out there a belated Happy Father’s Day. 💪 . . . . . . #tattoo #tattooing #fathersday
4 weeks ago
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Please be kind… I’m being vulnerable over here 🙋‍♂️😅 9 years ago today @rowantree_therapies married me. So, being the closet poet that I am I wrote this poem. 🤪😍 . I Love that You are mine. . You are Heavenly, You are other Realm-ly, You are sweet and kind, forever cold, except when the sun shines; then being naked is just fine. I love that You are mine. You are all the hugs that I need and the answer to life’s hardest questions. You are fierce, You are strong, You evolve with such grace. From city sleek to hippy chic, You have great taste and face the world with just the right amount of fuck yous and love yous and barefoot shoes! You are grateful, You are bold, You are forever cold, except when the fire’s on inside, then being naked is just fine. God I love that You are mine. You’re tenacious and courageous, You are delicious, and suspicious of anything with more than one ingredient! You are fearless, You are wise and, by now it’s no surprise to hear that, You are forever cold; except, that is, when the bath would scold and others may draw the line, then being naked is just fine. I am in awe and I adore that You are mine.
1 month ago
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✨🦁👑A nice addition to the “work in progress“ that is Greg’s Lion, which was started a few months back. . . . . . . . #tattoo #tattooartist #tattooing
1 month ago
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✨Some mythical magic in the studio today 🪄 love this design 🤩 got to meet some lovely people too. Thanks for making the trip Barbara 🙏
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#dragontattoo 
#tattooart 
#tattooartist
✨Some mythical magic in the studio today 🪄 love this design 🤩 got to meet some lovely people too. Thanks for making the trip Barbara 🙏
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#dragontattoo 
#tattooart 
#tattooartist
✨Some mythical magic in the studio today 🪄 love this design 🤩 got to meet some lovely people too. Thanks for making the trip Barbara 🙏
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#dragontattoo 
#tattooart 
#tattooartist
✨Some mythical magic in the studio today 🪄 love this design 🤩 got to meet some lovely people too. Thanks for making the trip Barbara 🙏 . . . . . . #dragontattoo #tattooart #tattooartist
2 months ago
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