Mercia Heystek Tattoo

Mercia Heystek

Mercia started tattooing in 2012 during her four year apprenticeship. Originally from Pretoria, she moved to Johannesburg in 2014 to expand her tattoo knowledge and client base. Although she specializes in clean and unique traditional tattooing and hand painted flash, she is flexible as a tattooer and is comfortable doing most styles including watercolor and black work. An avid naturalist, Mercia spends a lot of her time outside of tattooing in nature, she is a passionate feminist and vegan activist and loves getting involved in research projects and photographing South African small wildlife.