Category Archives: News

History of Trey English

Trey English III began his tattoo career in 2006 in Lubbock Texas. Over the next several years Trey worked his apprentice at Big Buddha tattoo and learned quickly. He trained classically and was finally able to immerse himself in the industry and wrap himself in his art. After his training was completed Trey left Lubbock and moved to Fort Worth to continue his professional tattoo artist.

Trey landed at Mild to Wild Tattoo Parlor in North-Richland-Hills. Trey spent the next six years learning about the harsh realities of the tattoo industry, he honed his craft.
After six years, Trey packed up and moved to the Tattoo Ranch in Fort Worth. It was here that Trey developed his unique style and began competing in tattoo competitions. He earned two awards at the First Annual Ink and Art convention in Fort Worth in 2015. He won First Place in the Small Color tattoo competition and Best Neo-traditional tattoo.
At the Second Annual Ink and Art convention in 2016, Trey English earned four awards. Including Best of Day, First Place Small Color, First Place Neo-Traditional, Second Black, and Grey.
Recently Trey shifted gears and came home to Fort Worth at Hell’s Half Acre Tattoo Studio in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
“I received this extraordinary opportunity,” said Trey. “I could not pass up the opportunity to advance myself and my art while coming home to the stockyards.”
Trey is looking forward to expanding his ever-growing portfolio and keeping his clients happy.

Trey lent a hand to Tattoos and Tailpipes

Trey English attended the Tattoo and Tailpipes event on Sept, 23rd 2018. Trey and his wife Megan English were there and enjoyed the amazing cars, bikes, and choppers and of course, live tattooing.

 

This event was put on in the name of Autism awareness and the proceeds went to The Hope Center for Autism in Fort Worth.

Trey whoopeed up this worthwhile event and donated his time and energy to he event. His wife Megan also donated her time for piercings. The event was cool, understated and had a live auction as well as personal testimonies from Autistic adults.

Trey English Wins Tattoo of the Day

Award-winning tattoo artist Trey English brought home Tattoo of the Day at the Tattoo Voodoo Expo in New Orleans on November 4, 2017.

Trey created the award-winning tattoo at the convention and went with a full-color portrait of an alien from the classic 90s film Mars Attacks.

 

Trey’s use of color and his ability to saturate the colors on the skin makes his tattoos truly special and unique. This one of a kind artist can be found tattooing full time in Addison at Cat Tattoo.

Trey English Hits the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational

Trey English returned from the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational in Eugene Oregan on  March 17th thru 19th. Trey joined a slew of big names in the tattoo industry at the convention and used his awesome tattoo skills to create several custom pieces for attendees.

“There was tattoo artist from all over the world, even this Russian artist who was killing it all weekend,” said English. “I also got to meet Joey Hamilton who is really nice.”

Trey finished several pieces at the convention including a human heart, a straight razor, and I got to do a few walk-up pieces.

Trey will next be competing at the tattoo competitions at the Texas Ink and Art Expo Texas Ink & Art Expo

April, 07 – 09 2017 at The Will Rogers Memorial Center.  3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States.

3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States.

Come check out Trey English, as he marks his return to the Fort Worth Stockyards at the 2017 Ink and Art Expo.

 

Trey English Returned to Lubbock and Won

16508822_1429271480448906_4518352649140708250_nAward winning tattoo artist, Trey English and his finance Megan Z Malone, rode West last week in search of glory at the 2017 Lubbock Tattoo Expo. The couple deployed their tattoo and piercing skills with passion and precision and took home more than just a fist full of cash.

At the convention, Trey claimed second place in the best small color tattoo competition. His award-winning piece is a color portrait of the couple’s hairless cat, Murphy, that Trey tattooed on Megan’s hand during the convention.

Trey began his tattoo career in Lubbock in 2006 so winning this award was a personal triumph for him.

“I ultimately achieved my goal,” said Trey. “I went back and won an award at the town I learned how to tattoo at.”16684231_1267608296665384_3619784309807859377_n

The convention was packed and patrons traveled from all around the Mid-South East to attend. Trey was so impressed with the convention that he is dedicated to returning next year and will gladly work any event put on by Mike Diaz, from Sunken City Tattoo Studio.

“It was the best show I have been to thus far,” said Trey. “On Saturday they opened the doors at noon and by 1 pm every booth was fully booked up for the day, with tattoo and piercing appointments, it was non-stop business.”

The convention featured several unique attractions including a tattoo hole in the wall booth, which allows patrons to stick their arm into a hole where a tattoo artist is waiting. The patrons pay their money and receive a small tattoo, not of their choosing. The artist waiting on the other side can tattoo whatever they want. Unicorns and numerical symbols were used and smal16708541_1267608083332072_1901978787029920931_nl tattoos were emerging on people’s arms as they removed them from the hole in the wall.

“People paid their $25 and they got what they got,” said Trey. “The artists were doing a lot of Friday the 13th type banger tattoos, some people were cool with what they got and some were not.”

In only one short month the couple will be Traveling North to the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational in Oregon on March 17th thru 19th. Trey and Megan wanted to thank everyone that helped put on the Lubbock convention. They were impressed with how well the convention was organized and flowed and how Mike Diaz took special care of all the artists at the convention.