A warm welcome to Alex and Siobhan from Sublim Tattoo, a tattoo shop set up in 2006 in Épernay, the “home of champagne”. Let’s find out together about how they and their tattoos got to where they are today…

Hi Alex and Sobhian, would you like to introduce yourself and your studio to our readers?
Alex: Hi, I’m Alex Mansuy, I’m 33 years old and I started tattooing back in 2006 with my master Franck Rougerie in the south of France. Then I moved through Europe, living in London, Berlin and then Madrid before coming to Epernay to join Siobhan in her tattoo shop.
Siobhan: Hi, I’m Siobhan Darch, I’m 31 years old, and I started tattooing back in 2006 in Reims.

Alex Mansuy, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

Siobhan, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

When did you open Sublim Tattoos and what are the best memories about you two working together?
Alex: Sio opened the shop back in 2008 and I joined her in 2016. Our best memories… there are so many, but we would say all our trips together to conventions in so many countries…

Alex Mansuy, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

Let’s talk about your style: how would you define it in just three words?
Alex: football ultras realism
Siobhan: fantasy colourful realism

Alex Mansuy, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

Siobhan, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

What are your favourite subjects?
Alex: football/ultra/hooligan stuff
Siobhan: flowers, animals

Siobhan, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

Alex Mansuy, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

What are the most requested ones?
Alex: football or movie things
Siobhan: mostly floral stuff (laughs)

Alex Mansuy, Sublim Tattoo, Epernay, France

How do you manage to plan the right tattoo with your clients?
Alex and Sio: we usually take an appointment with our client to speak about the subject and ask him to bring some references to see what he likes. Then we take a picture of the area I have to work on then we prepare the project either on Photoshop or by hand depending on what we have to do… our…

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