Amina Selling
Tattoo apprentice and model from Stockholm, Sweden

photo: Joakim Oscarsson

Who Is Amina?

I´m 19 years old, live in Stockholm Sweden and I just got out of high school, where I studied art and design.  Right now, I´m a tattoo apprentice at Circle Tattoo in Sundbyberg, Stockholm.

When did you starting to paint and how did you get into tattooing?
Tattoos? Oh, I think it all started when I was around 10 years old and a “home tattooer” came to our house to do some ink on my dad and I thought it was fascinating that you could create beautiful art directly on the body. As long as I can remember, I’ve loved to paint and it just become natural that it was tattoo designs that I was drawing. I also remember that in school, I had an amazing art teacher and without him I would´t have this huge interest in art.

When I was a little kid, I always had this small “fake” tattoos on my body, the ones you put on with water, I always chosed the tribal and dragon design.

My dad has always been getting tattooed so It has always been around me so, when I was 14 years old my dad took me to a tattooer and it was then I got my first tattoo and it was a skull on my shoulder and I felt as cool as Pippi Longstocking “haha”.

So, you have now started to do some modeling, how did you get into that?
Yes I have just started to do some modeling, just for the fun of it. I will continue
to have photoshoot until I don´t think its funny anymore I guess.

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photo: Joakim Oscarsson

Your goals and dreams, anything you can tell us?
My main focus is to be a great tattooer and to be an apprentice at Circle Tattoo
is amazing, I really love going up every morning and I´m looking forward to be in
the shop with all my Co-workers.

Design by Amina Selling

If our readers wants to see more of your work, where can they find you?
I´m on Instagram: AminaSelling