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23/05/2014 06:03 BST | Updated 23/05/2014 06:59 BST

Amazing Tattoo Artist Doesn't Use Designs - He Inks Freehand, Making It Up On The Spot

Usually the process of getting a tattoo involves chatting to your tattoo artist about the design, they go away and spend a couple of hours drawing it, and then when the time comes, it is stencilled on your skin ready for the buzzing of needles.

But one man has blown a big fat raspberry at the normal process. So advanced are his tattoo skills that he doesn't even need a design and just tattoos freehand on the person's skin.

To get a tattoo by Jay Freestyle, the South African tattooist in question, you'll have to travel to Amsterdam. But it's worth the hike - his designs literally look like works of art.

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What's even more astonishing is that he is self-taught. His motto, reported the Mail Online reads: 'Give me a piece of your skin and I’ll give you a piece of my soul'.

He's incredibly knowledgeable about colours, shading, perspective and placement - all the properties essential for producing a painting - which prompts most of his customers to trust him completely, even if they already had a design planned.

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"Usually from the first couple of minutes of talking to someone, I can see if they want 'my style' or if they want me to do something realistic or traditional."

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As for what his style is, he describes it as a 'watercolour'.

"I prefer to combine various styles, such as geometrical shapes and pointillism, while at the same time mixing realism with abstract, but at the end it all depends on the client."

Take a look at more of the stunning pictures:

To see more, visit his Facebook page here.