Celtic and Viking Tattoos that Look Like Ancient Wood Carvings, In a Cool Way!
Jannicke is a great tattoo artist from Norway, who currently tattoos out of Nidhogg Tattoo Studio in Bergen.
As if the name of the studio wasn’t already very viking and Norse-mythology inspired. Jannicke’s own style of Celtic tattooing, kick it up into Valhalla level. I personally have rarely seen anyone, do Celtic and viking tattoos quite like she does them. To say the least, I am very impressed and her woodcarving style, gives all her tattoos that extra viking edge. However, she does not limit herself to merely Celtic tattoos, but she does love her woodcarving style. So Despite being capable of other styles, like any good tattoo artist, she prefers her woodcarving tattoos. It was a joy to interview Jannicke, and find out what inspires her and what sort of artist she is.
The Interview With Jannicke:
2. For how long have you been tattooing?
3. What got you into tattooing and how did you become an artist?
One day at work, the only tattoo artist in town, Tomas Brudvik of Let’s Buzz, came over to me and asked if I had designed the Immortal logo, and if so, would I design some flash for him in trade for tattoos? I was ofcourse up for that, and after a while I became his apprentice. I stayed at Let’s Buzz for over 20 years.
4. Where do you currently work?
5. How would you describe your own style of tattooing?
6. What do you find attracts you to that style?
7. What is your favorite image and body part to tattoo on people?
8. What is your favourite type of client?
9. What is your favorite type of shop?
We do not have any flash available at Nidhogg. I enjoy making the tattoo for each client, most often with a marker directly on the skin,and it is a very giving process. We do have books and also use The Great Interweb for reference though, but no flash. At my old shop we had some flash also, I guess we were a combo of custom and street shop… that works too.
10. What are your plans for the future ?
Gallery and Final Comments:
Jannicke, a down to earth Tattoo Artist, who values when her clients trust her and let her work her magic. In other words, no matter what you come in to her with, she will do a great job. But if you let her do her wood carving style, you are in for an amazing piece of art on your skin. She enjoys her freedom and to take things as they come, both with tattoos and with running her own studio. Coming from the rock and roll, and metal scene in Norway. It was certainly fitting for her, to be inspired to do viking tattoos. She indeed loves her own heritage and the Norse Mythology, and she is truly an expert at creating beautiful tattoos from it. Luckily for you guys and all our Norwegian fans here on Mediazink, Jannicke is Staying put in Bergen, so go find her and let her work her Norse magic on you!