Ashley Racana, owner & tattoo artist
Ashley Racana is an american tattoo artist. She grew-up in Detroit, Michigan, and she has been tattooing since 2007. She worked for a lot of different tattoo shops in the USA, like Artistic Elements, owned by Roman Abrego, in Los Angeles, and Mytats, owned by Jess Yen, also in L.A.
She now splits her time between France, at TATTOO PASSION SHOP, in Thonon (french alps), and FLYING PIGLET INK, in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. She loves doing realistic and full color tattoos, but she's open to all styles of tattooing ;-) She created the "GEOLISTIC" style : a mix of realism, geometric and watercolor !
Ashley is married to dats all folks, promoter of the Evian Tattoo Show and the Tahoe Tattoo Show. Ashley is also proudly sponsored by Eternal Ink, Killer Ink Tattoo Supply, Redemption Tattoocare and Maximo Cables !
Craig Measures, resident tattoo artist
God save the pig ! Craig Measures is an english tattoo artist : he grew up in the city of Leicester, where he studied Advanced Art and Design, which was heavily influenced by tattoos and body modification, before moving on to Cheltenham where he gained a degree in Fine Art. He has been tattooing since 2010 and has worked in several studios across the UK such as Sweet Life Gallery owned by Leah Moule in Birmingham and Evolution Tattoo owned by Paul Humphreys in Oxford to name a couple.
Craig is now a full time resident here at Flying Piglet Ink. He’s won several awards all over the world for his best known bold linework and eye popping colour New Skool. He can turn his hand to anything and also enjoys colour realism and black and grey. Craig is proudly sponsored by WORLD FAMOUS INK, KILLER INK, STENCIL STUFF, REDEMPTION TATTOOCARE and MAXIMO TATTOO CABLES.
Sam Williams, shop manager
Sam is Welsh. She grew up in a small Welsh-speaking town in North Wales UK and she is keeping Flying Piglet Ink organised ! She’s there to consult with you about your ideas for the perfect tattoo and find you an appointment to get it done !
Sam first got tattooed at 18 and has since been tattooed by artists like Tanane Whitfield, Tony Ciavarro, Robert Kane, Frank LaNatra, Russell Van Shaick, Leah Moule and our very own Craig Measures with many more on her bucket list to collect !
Having worked in tattoo studios since she was 18, she has gained a huge knowledge of the industry and has even been on the judging panel at the Evian Tattoo Show in the French Alps.
dats all folks, owner & promoter
Dats is french (!). He got his first tattoo when he was just 18 years old, and never stopped since this moment ! He's a real ink collector and has tattoos from Timmy B, Nick Baxter, Brandon Schultheis, Kore Flatmo, Nate Beavers, Tony Ciavarro, Jeremy Miller, Dave Tevenal, Adrian Dominic, Andres Acosta, Tye Harris, Andrea Lanzi... Dats created the EVIAN TATTOO SHOW in 2007, in the french alps, and the TAHOE TATTOO SHOW in 2016, in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
He's married with the gorgeous Ashley Racana ;-) He's also journalist and photographer : he does interviews for TATTOOLIFE and TATTOO ENERGY magazines. He also wrote a book, in french, about tattoos, "Tattoo Passion, le guide illustré du tatouage", illustrated by his good friend Tony Ciavarro.