Joke Verhellen (BE), tattoo shop manager, Ghent

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“What a tattoo shop manager does? Try to keep everybody happy, both artists and customers. At Beautiful Freak, the tattoo shop I work for, it isn’t such a hard job most of the time. We have an amazing team of artists and I must say we’re pretty lucky when it comes to our clientele. They keep coming back, which tells me we’re doing a good job as well, I guess!”


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“My job enables me to meet new artists and get tattooed by them. I’m surrounded by creative spirits all the time, which makes Beautiful Freak one of my favourite places in the world. I think that feeling will improve once the tattoo shop moves to its new location: a museum of crafts and curiosities. Our ‘Freak’-side will blend in perfectly!”


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