Tobias Muggridge: Discussing Tattoos and All Things Ink

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Tattoos and all things Ink

I hung out with Tobias for a day, finding out about his love of Tattoos, Japan and his past as a Head Chef.

He’s an intricate and intresting guy who explores anime, fine food and travelling when he can.

Q & A

Whenever possible, I try and get a quick Q & A with featured people, so we can delve a little deeper into their interests and passions. It’s also nice to find out more about new people you come across and get a feel of their past, their aspirations and some of the quirkiness that makes it all possible.

Here’s my quick chat with Tobias:

Any unusual or bizarre nicknames your known as?

Well a few, but none really appropriate for this platform!

What is your dream job/vocation?

I like what I do now.

Let’s forget about the one word answer, what is your passion? Be as short or as detailed as you’d like.

Music and tattoos. I don’t play anymore but I used to play sax and piano (quite well I might add). For now (until I pick up the sax again) I enjoy listening to all walks of music. Music is a great way of dictating emotions. Happy, sad or what ever. It makes you feel something. And that’s what I love.

Any particular ‘idols’ from your favourite passion? People that inspire you and motivate you?

I wouldn’t say inspire me as much as I would say impress and blow my mind. Tons of Tattoo artists on Instagram for sure.

What else gets you excited? Could be other passions, a hobby - anything you deem relevant?

Cooking. Fuck me I love to cook! Also eating! I was a chef for 5 years and after working my way up to a Head Chef position, I got tired of the grind and stopped.

Can you tell me about some brands/companies or products which you love?

GPAD  (Thanks dude)!

Crunchy Roll

The Internet

What’s your favourite song right now?

What is something about yourself that you hope will change?

My knowledge. I wish to learn more.

Where would you like to visit in the future and why?

Anywhere I haven’t been yet. I’d love to travel and see more of the world, especially Germany, Russia, Thailand and China.

What do you think about more than anything else?

Fucking everything. All at once! I find it hard to switch off!

Ever find yourself singing or doing something a little ‘odd’ or out of the blue?

All the time mate! Sometimes I wear a blanket I have as a cape, then I hang out in my flat in my Kimono and Cape watching anime.

Have you got a favourite all time movie?

I do enjoy the LOTR trilogy.

What is your current occupation?

I work in the Construction Industry, building all sorts of shit.

If you could describe your favourite passion in one word, what would it be?

This is a tricky question. I’m passionate about many things but if I had to choose it would be Food and Tattoos.

What got you interested in this particular passion?

Not too sure, I’ve always loved music and ever since I was a child I knew I wanted to get lots of tattoos.

How do you FEED YOUR PASSION? (Things you get up to which involve your passion in some way, large or small)?

Music all day every day! And I’m always thinking of what tattoo to get next and trying to put money away for them – Cause they ain’t fucking cheap!

We’ve all got a past, full of highlights, low points and everything in between. If you had the power to go back in time and change one thing in your own past, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change a damn thing!

In today’s world, we are constantly connected to apps, websites and so much more through social networks and smart phones. Which apps, websites etc do you use on a daily basis and why?

Facebook for the Memes. And Instagram to look at tattoos and semi dressed portrait photos (preferably cosplay styles but I’m not too fussy).

What’s a strange occurrence/‘thing’ you’ve experienced but have never (or rarely) shared with anyone?

Come to think of it. Nothing really… except for that time I wrestled a bear…

Can you give us some examples of things that have ‘amazed’ you?

Japan. I mean it was like living in a real world dream when I visited. The people, the food and the history 🤩

What are the top THREE qualities that draw you to someone? (doesn’t have to be sexually, more in terms of intrigue/interest etc).

How they treat people – How they treat animals – And can they take a fucking joke? People need a sense of humour, especially nowadays!

When making an entrance to a party/gathering, do you make your presence known? Do you slip in and look for someone you know? Do you sneak in quietly and find a safe spot to roost?

Depends if I’ve already been drinking before the party. Most of the time I ‘sneak and roost’.

Cheers for the chat Tobias!

You can meet Tobias here.
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Hey! I'm Mark Freeman, Founder of GPAD and creator of the majority of content on this site. I have a bizarre addiction to meeting passionate people and trying to document their interests using creative photography/videography. Get in touch if you have a passion to share and a story to tell.

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