Welcome to tattoo studio Custom Cult
In 2014 Lainey Bee opens Flowinkstudio in Nijmegen. First in a small private studio on the Doddendaal. Soon this location is too small and it is time to move! She moves to the Bloemerstraat and after 3 months of hard work she transforms this 200m2 location into a modern studio with spacious, luxuriously furnished tattoo booths in the center of the city.
Flowinkstudio is thé realism studio in the Netherlands. Guest artists from all over the world come to work at Flowinkstudio. Lainey Bee wins one award after the other at top conventions in the Color Realism category and her international career takes off.
In 2020 we all got hit by the corona virus. We couldn't tattoo for 2,5 months in the first lockdown and the whole world stood still. It gave time to think and plan the next move! Since Lainey's international career was buzzing and she was gone for half of the year she came up with a new exciting path to take! She build this studio to work with others to share the love for the artform of tattooing and grow by sharing knowledge. For this reason she approached another studio and asked them to join forces!
It was a positive boost we all needed to come out of this crisis even stronger! This calls for a new name! Lainey renames her studio;
CUSTOM CULT -Tattoo Collective –
Custom; because we want to design a unique piece of art for you, based on your wishes.
Cult; a small, but very active subculture of people who are fans of a certain artistic expression.
We had some turbulent years during the Corona crisis in which we were allowed to work occasionally due to lockdowns and curfews. The collaboration was born from her ideal which unfortunately did not last because of too great a difference in work ethic. The other studio decided to quit her business and Lainey moved on to working with artists that fit her ideals better. 2022 Custom Cult is no longer a collaboration between 2 studios, but a collaboration between fantastic artists.
The Future is shining bright! Lainey has handpicked over 20 artists specialized in 20+ tattoostyles who, with love for their profession, their clients and art form, can't wait to design your next custom tattoo!
2024 THE END of the studio
After almost a decade of having a studio, Lainey and Robert decide it's time for the next big move! They made the leap to the U.S. in 2023! Initially, they thought about splitting the year and going back and forth between continents. But after a year of that, they realized it's a bit too much. After a lot of thinking, there's no other choice!
They love America so much that they won't be reopening the studio in the new year, 2024. They're opting for adventure! It's bittersweet, but they're also pumped for this new chapter as they bid farewell to Custom Cult.
In 2024, Lainey will mainly be working in America, hitting up places like Las Vegas, Austin, Texas, and Honolulu! And don't worry, she hasn't forgotten her Dutch and European clients – she'll still be popping over to Europe for guest spots and conventions regularly!
If you want to know more about Lainey Bee, her biography, her tattoos and more, take a look at her own website www.laineybee.com
We also have her work and wannados on this page, but of course this is just a selection of what she has to offer.