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

 

About 7 years ago I bought my first machine, but I didn’t quit my old job until 4 years ago to be an apprentice at gypsygarden tattoo, so I’ve been living off tattoos for less than three years.

 


 

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

 

My first tattoo was for a friend who had just started tattooing and when he found out that he had bought my machines and was practicing with faux skin, he encouraged me to practice on his own skin to test the feeling of tattooing human skin.

I tattooed some letters with a little fill on his thigh in a prudent size, it didn’t look as bad as some of the tattoos that were going to arrive in the very near future.

 


 

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

 

Since I bought my machines I knew what I wanted to do neotraditional, so I focused on that style.

I dedicate all the hours that I can to draw to try to develop my own style which seems to be one of the most difficult things.

In the short time that I have been doing this, I believe that my style evolves as I advance in drawing and I am affected by the contributions of the artists who inspire me.

 


 

Does anyone or anything inspire you?

 

Of course!

Many talented artists such as Alex Sances, Sebastian Domaske, Daniel Gensch, Rodrigo Souto Bueno, Emily Rose Murray, Sam Clark…

And I love tattoo books! All that creativity enclosed in a few pages, it is an authentic rush of inspiration.

 


 

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

 

Personally, everyone who worked at gypsygarden tattoo when I was an apprentice and two more tattooer friends that not work in a shop but they also helped me because they taught me a lot and I will always be grateful to them because they really made me grow and taught me to respect this culture

 


 

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

 

The truth is that I am lucky to have very good clients who come by the studio to see me or chat for a while, but above all two who have been from the beginning and continue to be with me, the typical relationship in which a client ends up becoming a friend.

 


 

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 am amazed by the people who make 3D ecultures, painters like Roberto Ferri, the design of characters and settings of some video games … There is a lot of talent in any artistic discipline that may interest you, so much that I feel overwhelmed.

The little time I have left I like to spend with my girlfriend and my dogs, watch movies, tv-series, nothing extravagant, I’m too sedentary.

 


 

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

 

Yes, I like them, I think it is a good opportunity to meet new people or speak in person with other artists that you have talked to through the networks but have not had the opportunity to meet in person.

The international convention in Barcelona is very good!

I would like to visit the Paris and London conventions if it ever happens again.

 


 

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

 

I have tattoos of Jota Paint, Ypsoinfarto, Briel medina, Guindero, Alex Sances, Buffonetti, Pablo Sinalma, Suba, Chuli Gonzalez, Juan Gantzho …

I would like to take advantage of the fact that Alex Sances is in Barcelona to make me some more pieces with him before he leaves.

 


 

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

 

On a professional level I hope I have improved a lot, my aspirations are very personal, I hope I have enough discipline to continue improving every day and the passion to continue learning and if that continues to fill me and make me feel good about myself in 10 years, I think I will be more than happy.

 

 


 

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