Ever since I was a kid, I’ve really enjoyed drawing. Already in elementary school, I had an advantage over my peers. Later, I went to technical school for information technology, but then I decided to devote myself to tattoos because thanks to them I could turn my passion for drawing into work. So I completed a course that allowed me to practice tattooing and four years ago I opened my studio in Latina Scalo. I have been doing this profession for 8 years now.
I got my first tattoo myself – a pentagram in the shape of a heart, which I then covered up for years afterward… The second tattoo I did to my father – an inscription on his arm.
My style is realistic tattooing, color tattooing, and black and white tattooing… I started by doing all styles of tattooing and then specialized first in black and white tattooing and then in color tattooing.
I let myself be inspired by the images and my instinct. I believe that instinct is the basic thing for a tattoo artist…. 70% instinct, 30% technique.
Sure, Ad Pancho was the first to inspire me. Then Thomas Carli Jarlier, Karol, Tofi, Matteo Pasqualin, etc. They were the first.
Do you have any memorable tattoo story or a customer that has stuck with you through all the time you have been tattooing?
None in particular. I definitely had a lot of anxiety with my first tattoos, especially when someone came to see, but now I’m calm even as more people look at me. It’s all a matter of experience and awareness…
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?
Definitely drawing, but tattooing clients every day, I can’t really go that deep into it… I also love digital painting, but I’ve neglected it now too due to a flurry of work.
Yes, I have attended several tattoo conventions… Certainly, the conventions in Milan and Venice are the most beautiful.
So far I have been tattooed by several associates at my studio. I also have some tattoos done by my friend Antonio Ragone. I would definitely like to be tattooed by Thomas Carli Jarlier, Waler Montero, and Vladolla.
I definitely want to become one of the best tattooists in Italy and in the world, this is my main goal… And in the future I definitely want to teach this work, maybe creating an academy.