Ikos Tattoo;Freak Neo-Traditional:
Ikos Tattoos is a young artist from sunny Barcelona Spain. He might be a relative newcomer to the tattoo scene, but his work is already expert level, after only 3 years. He is one of those younger artists today, that shows you just how fast skill can be developed. Perhaps he owes some of his awesome artistic skill as a tattoo artist, to his past within the graffiti community, where he honed his artistry for almost a decade, before learning to tattoo.
His Style which he has named Freak Neo-Traditional, trying to combine new school comic book style tattooing, with the composition style of neo-traditional. We see more and more trying to combine these styles. But it is rare to see someone, especially this new to the business, combine them so well. Ikos Truly has skill.
1. Where are you from? What age are you? and how long have you been tattooing for?
Hi, I’m from Barcelona/Spain and have 24 years, i start tattooing like 3 years a go, but start on graffiti world 8 years ago..
2. The name of your current studio and where is it located?
I located now at the great Malibu tattoo studio on Sitges, Barcelona
3. How would you describe your style of tattooing/the style of your tattoos?
I have different styles, i never know how to describe it, but I love the comic style with a little influence of neo-traditional compositions, and I obviously love neo-traditional works and try to make these two styles one, i named it freakneotradicional jaja
4. What is it you love about that style?
I love the palette colors, and the compositions.. i love working big tattoos and this style make it more easy.
5. What is your favorite thing about being a tattoo artist?
The people and the world of tattoo, and just know on that point of my life love the people coming from other countries for take a little part of my works! Is amazing
6. What got you into tattooing?
I have a really strong influence from graffiti..
7. What inspires your tattoos(and art) the most?
I think comics and anime and some artist of neotraditional like Alvarito tattoo, Sneakymitch, rodrigo kalaka, jhonny domus.. love that guys jajaj
8. What is your favorite tattoo you have ever done or seen?
Mmm really loves all works from brandochiesa from italy the colors, and the compositions are just amazing, and i have one neotradicional face on one hand i think i do very well jaja
9. Do you have a dream tattoo, that you want to do on someone in thefuture?
Im very open to the clients ideas, but obviusly have my favourites animals and ny favorites anime characters jaja, i wanna do more rare animals like rhinos, insects, and extinted animals love it like dinos ..
10. Do you have any future plans, you would like your fans and the readers at MediaZink, to know about?
I have the idea to take some conventions on, in Europe the next year i think is the moment for show my works to other people and not only work on Spain, i hope all like my works and see all on Malibu tattoo studio!!
Final Comment and Gallery:
Ikos from nerdy to nature, and from the beautiful to the macabre, he seems to get his inspiration from all over. But he makes it all fit perfectly into his style of tattooing. It is almost frightening to see someone this skilled, with only 3 years of tattooing under their belt. We are sure he will find great success, as he starts travelling more with his craft.
It will be exciting to see, how skilled he will become in the future.