Magdalena Hipner


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


I got the machine as a gift from my cousin about 10 years ago – at the beginning I did not take tattooing seriously, I did not think that someone would like to have my drawings on the skin and that I could do it professionally.
Everything changed when 6 years ago one of the tattoo shops in Zielona Góra offered me a job – only then I developed and saw how many mistakes I made at home.



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


The outline of a rabbit on a friend’s ribs made at home on a bed – never finished, everything went wrong there.
I cover it a while ago.



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


From the very beginning I have been making black, graphic tattoos – for years I have tried to make my works more and more clean, more contrasted, well suited to the body.



Does anyone or anything inspire you?


Animals and plants are my greatest inspiration, the main and favorite themes of my tattoos. The more contrasts, leather textures or patterns on fur or feathers, the more interesting for me.



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


There are many tattoo artists whom I appreciate for their workshop, technical skills and ideas. Those who I follow the most are for example: Daniel Baczewski, Julia Szewczykowska, Freulein Fux, Alex Tabuns.



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


I recently covered the outline of an owl that I made to a friend 8 years ago at home and (luckily) I didn’t finish it.
I’m glad that she trusted me enough to come back to me and let me cover it with a new big tattoo – she withstood two days in a row perfectly! I used to be ashamed that tattoos from the beginning of my home tattooing may look bad – now I appreciate that thanks to them I was able to develop and have reached the current level.



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?


Tattooing takes up almost all of my time, but recently I decided to return to painting after a long break. I forgot how fun and relaxing it is.



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


In Poland, I only participated in Tattoo Konwent events, which I like very much. This year I am taking a break from convents and guest spots, but next year I plan to take part in the Warsaw Tattoo Convention and in the Tattoofest in Krakow.



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


Tattoos are painful for me, so I take my time to get them xD
My favorite tattoo is the sleeve from Łukasz Zglenicki, but I also like a little monkey in pajamas from Ciotka Zu and Gizmo from Gra.Nat, with whom I work.



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


I see that I will have goats! In 10 years I hope to continue tattooing, learn to rest, find more time to read and paint.



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