Maria Da Silva
My name is Geoff Squires, born in South Africa in the year 1976 (yes, I’m getting old). I was raised to believe that if you’re going to do something, you should do it properly. I’m a proud man and I take pride in everything I set out to do. I love to play the guitar and I love to sing. I love my wife and two sons more than life itself and for this reason, I have found myself pushing my limits every day to become Geoff tattoo artist I can possibly be, for them and for me.
To be able to take a passion and earn a living from it is the most rewarding thing there is. I have been drawing since I was able to hold a pencil and it’s a love in my life that has brought me so much happiness as I’ve watched myself progress over the years. I am honored to be able to say that there are thousands of people who have a piece of my art immortalized in their skin and it is truly a privilege.
I did my very first tattoo in 1999 whilst living in England. On my return to South Africa in 2000 it turned out that becoming a tattoo artist was not a simple task and I was faced with many challenges stopping me from tattooing full time, so I excelled at welding and many other forms of mechanical engineering, with a bit of tattooing going on here and there. I helped a number of small business owners run their businesses and I learned how a small business is run.
I started a side-line business of my own called Bladerunner Tattoos. I had converted my garage into a very clean and professional tattoo studio and set out to make a real tattoo artist out of myself. The little home studio then moved into a nice big shop at the Sunnyridge Circle and I was able to successfully run the shop and build a name for myself. Life happened and I found myself living and working in Cape Town for a year which was a wonderful experience, and I started at this point going by the name Geoff Squires Tattoos. I returned to Johannesburg in 2014 and pretty much started over again with the building of a client base which I chose to do from the comfort of my home. I currently have a beautiful studio at my home premises that is professional, clean, and sterile and conform to all industry standards. My principal reason for this being my preference over working from a shop in town is that I work by appointment only and I have no interruptions while I am working with my clientele. My focus is on the tattoo that I am doing and nothing else.
I am immensely blessed to be a part of the tattoo industry in our beautiful country South Africa, where there are so many world-class tattoo artists who like me, are making a living through their passion for their craft, tattooing…
Thank you for taking the time to read my story made short, I hope you enjoy looking through my work on the Gallery page. Geoff Squires Tattoos (Pty) Ltd
Here are some of the great tattoos I have done over the years.
Some of the popular requests I get for my work. I love what I do let me do it for you.
Extremely respectful toward women and his Studio is absolutely beautiful, well equip with the newest of technology in Tattooing, clean always on time and absolutely value for money. He takes time to chat to us about what we want to do and expresses his heartfelt understanding.
Geoff is Geoff tattoo artist I know, and the only one whom I will trust for exceptional tattoo work. A tattoo is something you will keep forever; it becomes a part of you. He has truly become a master - he has an incredible sensitivity for touch. He knows the real sweet spot for optimal depth (for a real lasting tattoo) and super fast healing.
Geoff is awesome, cancelled my first appointment after he spent a fair amount of time designing which I felt terrible about yet he was super cool about it and said I needed to take my time and make sure of what I wanted. Been back for 3 full day sessions since and the days just fly by because there’s just one crazy conversation after the next. He’s super creative and passionate about what he does and always goes the extra mile.
I have been going to Geoff for tattoos now for about 5 years now and let me tell you, you will not find a better tattoo artist! His talent is just unreal! And bot only is he an amazing tattoo artist, he’s an amazing human being! He has 100% earned every single one of those awards he has won! He goes out of his way to make sure you are happy. I will not allow anyone else to tattoo me! If you looking for your next tattoo, Or your first tattoo, Geoff is your man!!!