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Evil Yvonne


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


I`m tattooing since about 9 years. I`ve been always fascinated with tattoos but never thought it`ll be possible to make it for living. Ten years ago in Poland it was very unpopular to become a tattooer specially as a girl. But I wanted it so badly. I saved money for the equipment, made few basic steps in tattooing at home. But I got very quickly that gaining experience in a real tattoo shop is the only way to become a pro. 


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


My first time was with myself 😉 as soon as I got my first machine I tattooed three stars on my ankle…


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


I always knew that I wanted to make neotraditional. The most important for me is to develop my artistic abilities which means just to draw and paint better and better. So my tattoos would be better also. And I put on specific themes lately. I don`t like doing colorfull and cute tattoos, I prefer darker mysterious ones. 


Does anyone or anything inspire you?


Sure, I need inspirations like air. I love nature, it`s the greatest creator of all. There`s nothing more beautiful than the shape of a leaf, color of the sky, the way of cat`s body`s built etc. That`s why I love art nouveau so much. I`m also heavy metal and fantasy fan. I like to draw dr


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


There are so many talented people. But my top are Uncle Allan, Derek Noble. Their styles are unique and outstanding. 


Do you have any memorable tattoo story or a customer that has stuck with you through all the time you have been tattooing?


Nothing extraordinary. Usually it`s covering myself, trying to fix tattoos they wanted for 200% many years ago 😉 But it`s fine with me and I like long term relationships 😉


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? 


Of course I love painting and I`m trying to do it as often as it’s possible. Also sewing and weaving. I`m making early medieval garments.  


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


I like tattoo conventions even though exhibiting is tough and I’m doing it rarely. But it`s a great occasion to meet people and show your works. I really enjoy Warsaw Tattoo Convention and Tattoo Grand Prix Brno. 


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


I want a thigh tattoo from Uncle Allan. I have tattoos from many different artists but my favourite ones are the chest by Żaneta Reliszko “Wściekły Kot” and skull neck by Olie Siiz.


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


I see nice cottage house near forest with my love ones and an awesome workshop. I don`t need much, just some calm and safe and pretty place and not working to much.


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