Photo above by Kamila Burzymowska

Karolina Wilczewska


 

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

 

Everything started 10 years ago. I met my boyfriend, he was and still is a tattoo artist, he showed me everything what is going on in the tattoo world

 


 

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

 

The very first tattoo I did was sakura flower ( only outlines) on a stomach of my boyfriend’s customer. The whole situation was quite spontaneous, so that was very funny and meaningful moment for me.

 


 

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

 

I do neotraditional tattoos and my style is still evolving. At the beginning I was impressed by the comic and newschool style, I was sure – that’s it. Now I know that neotraditional is my favourite and main tattoo style but I’m still looking for something new, something I can smuggle into my art.

 


 

Does anyone or anything inspire you?

 

Off course. I’m inspired by other tattoo artists, mostly from United States, Canada and Australia but also by nature, movies, other kinds of art and by my cutsomers as well.

 


 

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

 

There is a lot of them. I am totally in love with art of guys from The Grand Reaper in San Diego. All of them are awesome. Lars Uwe, Matt Tischler, Jacob Gardner, Kenni Poke and many many more. Much easier to say – check who I follow on Instagram

 


 

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

 

Yes, off course. I am very lucky that I have met Szymon. Together with my boyfriend, we covered almost his entire body. He was and still is open for our ideas and suggestions about tattoos, he did many conventions with us and surely will do in the future because I have big plans for our next projects

 


 

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? 

 

It’s woodworking. I am just a begginer but it brings me so much joy and satisfaction when I create something by myself And a few months ago together with my boyfriend, we have started raise chickens and now I can say without a shadow of a doubt that they are underappreciated, so fantastic pets. 

 


 

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

 

Yes I do. In my opinion, from the point of view of ttatoo artist, conventions are one of the best ways to learn something new. You can watch your fav artists at work, you can ask them for some advise, discuss with them, meet new people, look for tattoo supply novelties and have fun off course My favourite conventions are London Tattoo Convention in Tobacco Docks and Mondial du Tatauage in Paris – three days of high level entertainment!

 


 

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

 

I am a fan of large sized tattoos and I save my skin for something like that. I’m known for being rather „no tattoo person”. I know it’s pretty unusual in our industry, that’s why people always ask me do I have a tattoo? Yes, not so many but they exist.  A few months ago I removed one old tattoo just to make something bigger and more up to date with my current preferences The new designs will be do by Jaromir Mucowski (hopefully soon). A few years ago I had some unsuccessful attempts to be tattooed by a couple of artists but there always have been some interrupts. I have one body so I can wait, I do tattoos almost everyday and it brings me lot of fun.

 


 

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

 

I plan to be incredibly happy person I hope I could still tattoo, fingers crossed my body will let me do that and I hope tattooing will still bring me so much joy as it brings me today.

 


 

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