Shawn Lindgren

Artist Status: 
Working Tattoo Artist

Conventions Working

About Me

Tattooing is one of the best ways of expressing art on canvas and has been for me ever since I started tattooing way back in 1995. When I was still only 13 years of age and watching my mom tattoo my dad, I asked her whether I could have a try. Even though I did not do a whole lot of tattooing that day, I knew that tattooing would be the only thing I would be doing for the rest of my life!

So that makes me a 3rd generation tattooist. Both my parents have been tattooing for over 30 years and still do so till this day. In that year, 1995, I started my apprenticeship in the family business known as Bayview Tattoos. I did a 5 year apprenticeship with both my parents and well known tattoo artists in the industry. At the age of 18 I was a qualified tattoo artist.

At the age of 20 I opened my own studio keeping the family name "Bayview Tattoos" in Port Elizabeth (PE). Up until the age of 25 I did a lot of travelling, guest spots and conventions. In the year of 2009 I renamed the family business to East Coast Kustoms also in Port Elizabeth (PE).

Until this day, I am forever trying to push my tattoo limits in the industry and better myself with every tattoo I do, and the tattoo after that and the one after that... you get the picture!

I also do body piercing and body modifications such as 3D implants and scarification.

I am always on the road, so have a look here on the site where I will be heading for my next destination, convention or guest spot.