Photo above by Kamila Burzymowska

 

Andrzej Niuniek Misztal


 

How long have you been tattooing and how did you start your tattooing journey?

 

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.

 


 

Do you remember what was the first tattoo you did? If so, tell us what it was and for who.

 

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.

 


 

Please, tell us about your current tattoo style and how it has changed over the years.

 

My favourite style is realism but I’m also accustomed to some different styles. I like to depend on my intuition and imagination.

 


 

Does anyone or anything inspire you?

 

There are many artists who inspire me and it’s hard to choose one. I try to gain my inspiration from each of them.

 


 

Are there any tattoo artists who are extremely admirable to you? If so who?

 

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.

 


 

Do you like visiting or exhibiting at tattoo conventions? Would you recommend any of them?

 

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.  

 


 

Any artist you planning to get tattooed by? Who has tattooed you already?

 

I would like to get a tattoo rom Dimitriy Samohin, of course. I have been tattooed by A.D. Pancho and it’s awesome. 

 


 

What are your plans and dreams? If you think about yourself in 10 years, what do you see?

 

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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