Artist Of The Month; Debora Cherrys – Spain
- Hello, what’s your name and where are you based?
Hi, It´s Debora Cherrys and I´m from Madrid, Spain.
I work in my own shop, La Mujer Barbuda together
with my husband and good friends and artists.
- How long have you been tattooing?
I started 7 years ago but I was an apprentice for 2 years before I started.
The best decision in my life.
- What´s your favorite style to do?
I love all styles, for me it´s art and I like the evolution and how each
style changes with the years and how it mixes. But of course my own
favorite style is Neo Traditional, beacuse it´s solid like the old school
tattoos but with more details and colors.
- How long have you been doing this style of tattooing?
At the beginning of my career i start making realism in black and grey. I studied arts at the university and I painted with pencils and charcoal so for me, it was more easy start making “the same” but with a tattoo machine in my hand. But in a few months i was bored because and i discover some artist who did“Neo Traditional”. When I discovered this style for me it meant that I could mix the realism with the traditional and create my own designs. For me this style has no limits.
- I see that you do a few conventions, what convention is your favorite?
I love the conventions. I can travel, meet other artist, spend more time with friends and I can show my work to the people. It’s amazing. I dont have a favorite but I love London and Paris, probably ones of the best tattoo conventions in the world, and other more smallers like Montreux, Stockholm, Barcelona… And now I’m trying to travel around the world and visit not only Europe
- Where would you love to travel, for work?
I love traveling and see new places. My dream isto seet all the continents and I’m lucky because i can mix my job with my hobbie. I would like to visit Canada, South America and South Africa… but one of my dreams is come back to New Zealand, it’s at the moment my favorite place in the world.
- Any future plans?
Yes! Always!!!! For this year I’ll open a new shop in Madrid, more bigger in an amazing place with a lot of activities and sports like skate, climbing, surf, motor, custom and of course tattoo. A new and totally different mall, it’s the first antimall in europe. We are super excited with this project and we hope expand the family in our tattoo shop and received hundred of amazing guest artists.
- What is your favorite machine to use?
I’m in love with all FK Irons tattoo machines.
I used it since 3 years ago and they never let me down.
- What is your favorite color to use, tattooing?
Actually my favorite color is yellow but if you asked me this 3 years ago the answer was other. I love all the colors and change my palette habitually. I use World Famous Ink. It has an amazing selection of colors and super brilliant and solid. Other of my projects for this new year is create my own kit of colors with them.
- Where can our readers see more of your work?
I use all the social networks but i think the best way to see and follow my work is on my Instagram @deboracherrys. I want to add many thanks for this opportunity and everyone who like and follow my work.