Life After Whitecliffe: Steve Butcher Leaves His Mark On The World
Since graduating from Whitecliffe in 2010, Steve Butcher has been making a name for himself on the international stage for tattoo artistry. Being in such high-demand globally, Steve only spends 1-2 months a year in New Zealand, the rest is spent travelling and in his words, “leaving my mark on the world.” Although he doesn’t get much in the way of down time, Steve says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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