Tattoo pair showcased in LA

Two tattooists from Preston have taken part in an invitation-only expo in Los Angeles which will see them expand their international network.

Together, Benj Ashmead and James Surridge run True Colours from a four-storey studio in central Preston. They have won more than 40 awards between them.

They were invited to attend the Golden State Tattoo Expo in Los Angeles, where they had the chance to work alongside their industry heroes.

They have since been invited to work at further exclusive events in New York, Philadelphia, Mexico, Rome, Berlin, Milan, Paris, Scotland and also the internationally acclaimed London Tattoo Show for the second year running.

Benj said: "We've worked hard to build a team that's on top of its game at True Colours, and our invitation to the Golden State Tattoo Expo, and other international events, shows our effort is paying off.

Only the best get to showcase their skills at international events like these

"Only the best get to showcase their skills at international events like these and so we were pleased to be among them."

The creative pair intend to use their participation at these and other prestigious international events to grow the reputation of their studio across Lancashire and beyond.

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