​​​​So this is just a little bit about myself. I've been tattooing now for 7 years and I'm now a multi award winning artist with 3 awards under my belt for different styles of tattoos. I've had my own studio now for 4 years. I'm 41 with two kids and a partner of 17 years, I'm based in Aylesbury where i was born and moved back to after spending my teenage years in York and attending York collage for art. I love what i do as it's always been a passion of mine and my dream to create art, specialising in Neo traditional and black &grey realism and custom work but more than happy to take on every style as i love a challenge .  My goals this year are become the best i can be!! In my spare time i like to have fun and spend time with my family and friends.

David  Bird

Edward Wilson Artist

Award winning

Hi my name is Ed, I’m a new member of the basement 13 family. I was always interested in art from an early age and went onto studying art in school. I started off doing mostly oil paintings and graffiti. When I discovered tattooing, I knew it was the job for me. I’ve now ben tattooing for the last 5 years mostly in the Canary Islands. I have only just recently moved back to the Aylesbury area where I met Barry and Cheryl who have kindly given me the opportunity to be a member o the team. I enjoy a variety of different styles but mostly black and grey realism ranging from horror portraits and gothic art.

My name is Josh Mcshane and I am currently a junior artist at basement 13 where I started tattooing in 2016. I love all aspects of tattooing but I get a real kick out of anything traditional or single needle and love to get into the history of the art form. In my free time you’ll find me in the pub or swearing at motorcycles so probably best to catch me in the pub.


Barry Nicol Head artist  ( Studio Owner)

Kate Stenner Artist 

Hey I’m Ruby and I’m an apprentice here at basement13.

I have always loved tattoos and art so to now have the opportunity to work in this industry I feel truly blessed.

I started out tattooing a few months back in September on Friday the 13th and it was a great experience.

I love floral pieces and stippled shading.

If I’m not in the studio you’ll usually find me gigging as music is my other passion.

Come to the studio and hear me say peeeeerfect!

While being a native to Aylesbury and always interested in art I studied at Aylesbury college in art and design. I’d always struggled to find a studio that would take me on until Barry gave me a chance. In November of 2018 I began my apprenticeship with the basement 13 crew and have loved every minute. I look forward to growing as an artist and honing my skills as a tattoo artist.

   Ruby Lewis

​My name is Kate, I’m a 22 year old artist originally from Warwickshire and have had an interest in art for as long as I can remember. Upon leaving school, I studied art and design at college and began an apprenticeship in tattooing soon after.
I have been fortunate to have worked with and learned from lots of talented artists and have a varied understanding and experience in tattooing different styles specialising in neo traditional, illustrative and dot work.
I enjoying trying new styles and themes but my passion is for botanical and nature inspired designs.
I strive to create a fun, enjoyable and relaxed experience for my clients, and also take on cover up projects, particularly over scar tissue.

Josh Mcshane Artist