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Łukasz Bam Kaczmarek


 

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

 

I’ve been tattooing for over 13 years now. It has started pretty much as a fun thing tattooing my first designs to my friends in my spare time.

 


 

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

 

The first Tattoo I’ve ever done from start to finish (and was particularly happy about it) was a Hello Kitty design on a girl I’ve been dating at the time.

 


 

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

 

I’ve been on a journey from cartoony scribbles to street shop walk-in classics to discovering graphic/abstract. Each time trying to do it my own way. I let things slowly morph and take their own course.

 


 

Does anyone or anything inspire you?

 

I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from nature and its elements. A lot of my work is actually floral. There’s unbelievable power in the world of plants.

 


 

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

 

There are so many talented people doing all sorts of great tattooing in different styles, just to name a few: Guy Le, Uncl Paul, Hanumantra, Fibs, Yadoo, Black Prada, Timur Lysenko

 


 

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

 

There’s been a variety of memorable moments and characters over the years but I don’t think it’s about individual fun stories. What I love about my job is all the trust and good vibes that I’m getting from my clients. I’m blessed with the coolest fan group You can imagine! 

 


 

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 painted and used to do some pottery back in the days. Strictly aside from visual art stuff I enjoy a good movie, taking care of my plants at home, I’m passionate about cars and I’m a freestyle recurve archer 

 


 

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

 

I used to be doing quite a lot of shows back in the days when I’ve been working in KULT Cracov. Later nut so much and now… well You know

 


 

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

 

 I’ve been getting tattooed a lot during the course of 18 Years so far. Last few Years I got quite a bit of black work action going across my arms, neck, and legs and I’m pretty happy With how things are going. I’d definitely like to get some blast overs from Żaneta ( Historical Tattoo) and Aivaras Lee 

 


 

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

 

In 10 Years I would dream to wake up In a country With a sane government that treats everybody respectfully. I’d like my civil rights back, a steady economy With a reasonable foreign debt that wouldn’t skyrocket every once in a while. I’d like my country not to be run by a bunch of hillbilly idiots. I’d love that. Thank You!

 


 

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