I started tattooing about 10 years ago and I started getting interested in a tattoo world after visiting a convention. From that point, I have searched a tattoo studio to learn and understand what really the tattoo was.
The first tattoo that I’ve done was a Japanese kanji on foot and it was on a friend of mine that let me try to do this on his skin.
My current tattoo style is inspired by the paint. I like to call it “hardpainting” because I try to saturate and contrast as much as I can. This style of mine has changed a lot over the years and is continuing to change. I started with a watercolor style then I have tried to bring on the skin a more compact colors effect-slide from the watercolor to a kind of acrylic effect. The subject is changing too because I like to show more the psychological effect on it.
My biggest inspiration is the human body and the story that the client tells me. I like to draw sometimes directly on the skin to follow the natural shape of the body and most of the time is that shape that inspired me.
I like a lot of artists like Walter Montero and Igor Mitrenga. The first for the way that he is able to tell a story with his visual effects and the second one for the way that he color packs his work.
Do you have any memorable tattoo story or a customer that has stuck with you through all the time you have been tattooing?
The one that I remember the most is the client that started with a story and then left me the opportunity to do what I thought was the best for his request. Obviously, we did something totally different about his starting request but for me was a starting point to translate with my personal way to draw the idea of the client into a unique tattoo project.
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 like a lot painting. Usually, it is my first hobby and my second one is retrogaming. Most of the time in my work on skin you can see a mixing of these two hobbies. For example the classic brushstroke and painting splash of the acrylic and the colors of the “retro futuristic video games”.
Yes, I like to take part in conventions. It is a great way to share and improve skills. One of my favorites is the Milano Tattoo Convention, here in Italy.
Is a very very long list but I start to feel very bad pain on my skin so I don’t know if I will make something one day. One of my favourite subjects are skulls and I have a couple of skulls done by Maximo Lutz who for me was a real avantgarde artist on drawing skulls.
I would like to improve my way to put color on skin as much as I can. I hope that in 10 years I can make a kind of project where clients can choose painting on canvas to get tattooed. I would like that my projects will be done only with painting and that the client can take painting and tattoo at the same time.
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