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5 minutes with… Mike Boyd


Mike Boyd has been tattooing for five years now and currently works at The Circle, right in the heart of Soho. Influenced by nature and science, particularly sacred geometry and the natural world, Mike’s dabbled in a lot of genres of tattooing and has combined all his favourite parts to create something unique. This personal style was the product of a particularly fierce hangover, so don’t let anyone ever tell you nothing good comes from boozing.

Where do you keep your ketchup: Cupboard or fridge?
I always keep it in the fridge.

What’s the last thing you Googled?
Giant squid facts.

What’s the last purchase you most regret?
I honestly have no idea.

What’s your highlight of the year so far?
My first magazine article. That was pretty cool.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Never give up.”

What are you scared of?

Shuffle to the next song on your iPod. What is it?
Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

What do you do with your McDonald’s gherkin?
I don’t eat McDonald’s.

Who in your industry do you admire most?
Any tattooist who is pushing for something new and not just repetition.

Check out Mike’s work and what he’s up to on Instagram – @MikeBoydTattoos or Facebook