Photo above by Kamila Burzymowska
Andrzej Niuniek Misztal
I have been tattooing for over fifteen years but it became my occupation ten years ago. At first I have been tattooing myself or my friends. I had a machine made of a pen and a guitar string. It was terrible.
My first tattoo I did as a teenager. I did it when I skipped lessons at school. It was a tribal tattoo done to my schoolmate. What a wonderful time it was.
My favourite style is realism but I’m also accustomed to some different styles. I like to depend on my intuition and imagination.
There are many artists who inspire me and it’s hard to choose one. I try to gain my inspiration from each of them.
Dimitriy Samohin for sure. He is the master of realism. I love his skill and unique style.
Do you have any memorable tattoo story or a customer that has stuck with you through all the time you have been tattooing?
I remember one client who had an epilepsy seizure during the tattoo session. I was scared to death and I didn’t know what to do. The client lost his consciousness for about five minutes but for me it was eternity. The next day I was afraid to get back to work. I thought this might happen again.
Is there any art form that fascinates you also except tattooing? Maybe do you have any other passion or something that you really enjoy doing?
I’m an educated musician and I play many instruments. To be honest music has always been my passion. I have been playing drums in many groups. Even now I try to spend almost every evening jamming in my music room. There’s nothing that chills me more.
I’m not a great fan of tattoo conventions, maybe because I don’t like crowded places. In spite of it I would definitely recommend Brussels Tattoo Convention.
I would like to get a tattoo rom Dimitriy Samohin, of course. I have been tattooed by A.D. Pancho and it’s awesome.
I don’t like making any plans for the future.I would like to constantly improve my skills and make progress. As far as my private life is concerned I wish to stay healthy and lead simple life with my family and friend. My biggest dream? To have more time for music and travelling.
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