The photo above was taken by Kamila Burzymowska during Brussels Tattoo Convention.

 

Kreatyves


 

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

 

I started tattooing in 2010. At the time I was still working as an architectural lighting designer. When I got my first big tattoo, the tattoo artist asked me if I wanted to try it. I guess he saw that my drawings weren’t too bad and I was super motivated and willing to learn everything about this profession.

 


 

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

 

The first tattoo that I did on my own, was an upper arm on a good friend. It was a Pirate ship with poker cards for sails and a few characters from the cartoon ‘Happy Tree Friends’ interacting. He still loves it and we are starting the rest of his sleeve as soon as lockdown is over 🙂

 


 

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

 

I find it harder than ever to name my style. I started off with cartoon/new school then drifted into more grafik work. Now my linework is more neotraditional, incorporated with black&grey realistic elements and bold, contrasting colours. My goal now is to create visually strong, contrasting and long lasting tattoos.

 


 

Does anyone or anything inspire you?

 

Inspiration lies everywhere. I can be an old building, a plant or just seeing a nice colour combination. You just need the right eyes 🙂

 


 

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

 

Neo, Marcin Surowiec, Guy le tatooer, Kris Ciezlik, Mariñe Perez

 


 

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

 

There are alot of funny, sad, crazy, beautiful tattoo stories. Especially when you travel. One day I might write a book about my tattoo travels 😀 

 


 

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? 

 

Next to tattooing I also love plants and working with wood (@tattoo_machine_altars). Tattoo machine altars is a project of mine, where I combine old objects with state of the art technology.  

 


 

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

 

To be honest, the golden era of tattoo conventions is over. I used to love conventions. In 2017 I was working at 14 conventions in europe and asia. It is sad to see that tattooing alone isn’t attractive enough anymore. So they organise ‘tattoo & lifestyle’ conventions with chauvinist attractions and even more tuned cars (over and over again). Maybe I’m just getting old 😀 But I always enjoyed working at Tattoo Fest Krakow and Brighton Tattoo Convention. They were always well organised. 

 


 

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

 

  • Ralph Miller is still working on my backpiece. 
  • Get more tats from Kris.

 


 

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

 

That is a very difficult question, regarding the current situation. 

  • Hoping AI hasn’t taking over tattooing. 
  • If not, I can hopefully tattoo without a face mask 🙂 
  • Still be very passionate about my work. 
  • Have such cool clients like I have now.

 


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