Andy Engel; German Tattoo Legend:

Andy Engel, a man that hardly needs much introduction within the tattoo scene. He has been making a name for himself ever since the 90’s and has become a legendary tattoo artist. He has spend over 2 decades, perfecting his realistic tattoo style. It has become something, which can truly be called photo-realistic. There is an incredible level of detail within all of the tattoos he creates and you can clearly tell, that this is the work of a master.

When you see his work, there will be no doubt in your mind, why he is among the worlds greatest realism tattoo artists. You could get lost in all the details, he puts into his work. Yet he still seems versatile in what he does, able to adapt to his clients wishes. A feat which is not always easy with this style.

The Interview:

1. Where are you from? What age are you? and how long have you been tattooing for?

I’m from Germany, Bavaria, Marktsteft. I’m 46 years old and i’m tattooing since 1994. 

2. The name of your current studio and where is it located?

The Name of the Studio is “Andy Engel Tattoo“ and it’s in Marktsteft.

3. How would you describe your style of tattooing/the style of your tattoos?

all around photo realism. I’m world wide famous for this style and portraits, but i’m open for other styles, if I can realize it.

4. What is it you love about that style?

I love to tattoo the photo as realistically as possible and give the picture it’s own expression. Also I love to make the people happy!

5. What is your favourite thing about being a tattoo artist?

Because it’s the greatest job in the world! Nowhere else are there so many opportunities to develop, travel and meet new people. The trust that you get when you can immortalise someone under skin. 

6. What got you into tattooing?

I was a drummer in a band and had the first contact with tattooed people. That had already captivated me at the time to bring such great things on the skin.  

7. What inspires your tattoos(and art) the most?

there are lot of artists who inspire me, just one name of them Bob Tyrell was the one who inspire me the most. He is my true master!!!

8. What is your favourite tattoo you have ever done or seen?

the portraits of chester and Bud Spencer.. I also did a portrait of my hero Bob Tyrell, Benschi my soulmate dog!! The best Tattoos that I ever saw?.. it is tooooooooo much to write here!

9. Do you have a dream tattoo, that you want to do on someone in the future?

I try to make the best of each tattoo. Every tattoo makes fun to me! I love tattooing, it doesn’t matter what motive.

10. Do you have any future plans, you would like your fans and the readers at Mediazink, to know about?

2015 we build our new shop in Marktsteft. 250qm² and next year the same next to our studio with some lifestyle shops like wildcat, barber etc….
Stay excited!!!! We would love to see all of you guys here!!

Final Comment and Gallery:

Andy Engel as we said previously, a legend and a master of his craft. He has made a name for himself not just in Germany, but world wide. We are excited with Andy for his new projects for next year, we will do our best to be there and we think anyone who won’t be there, will probably be missing out a lot. We can’t wait to see the next 2 decades of this legends career.

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