Photo above by Kamila Burzymowska

 

Michał Wurszt


 

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

 

I dreamed about tattooing when I was very young, so as soon as I finished art school in Kielce and quit my studies in London, I moved to Warsaw and decided that it was time to do it. Bartek from the Golden Watch Tattoo in Kielce (with whom I attended the Art High School in Kielce) helped me find a studio that would accept me for internships. I have been tattooing for 3 years.

 


 

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

 

If I remember well, it was an eye inspired by my drawing I made a few years before my studio internship. The tattoo was made for the son of a regular studio client. I will never forget it!

 


 

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

Certainly my style is growing all the time. I try new solutions all the time. Certainly it is a mixture of painting style with surrealism. Maybe a little abstract, who knows 😉 I tattoo quite short, but my style has changed over the 3 years since I have been tattooing for sure.  At the beginning I started with black & gray and now I only work with colors.

 


 

Does anyone or anything inspire you?

 

A lot of people inspire me,, especially when it comes to making my dreams come true and working hard. If depends on tattoo artists, I have a lot of them who I like and they bring something value to my work technically.

 


 

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

 

I think Valentina Ryabova is one of them. She is  an amazing artist. First of all, she is one of the few tattoo artists who start a tattoo with light colors and finished everything with black. Additionally, her artistic background is breathtaking

 


 

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

 

I have two clients who remember my beginnings of tattooing and they still get tattoos from me. The coolest thing is that they have tattoos from me from 3 years ago and from now. The difference is huge! I like looking at my progress, if I can describe it like that 😉

 


 

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 graduated an art school, so art is close to me. I love painting and drawing. First of all, it allows me to develop more and not fall into routine. I love dancing too! 

 


 

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

 

Of course I like! exhibiting and visiting. Both of them. First of all, there are a lot of good tattoo artists where you can talk with and get to know them. If depends on conventions in Poland, I like conventions in Warsaw, Wrocław and Poznań. I recommend it to everyone because of the artists and people.

 


 

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

 

I have a lot of plans for new tattoos. I would like to visit Damian Gorski in London and get tattoo by him. Sandra Daukshta also makes beautiful tattoos, so maybe she will make something for me. I have tattoos made by Sergey Butenko, James Artink, Julia Szewczykowska, Bartosz Sapuła, Ink by Adam and many others.


 

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

 

I would like to be healthy and happy in the future. No job will be fun without it. I would definitely like to continue tattooing and creating an art. It makes me happy a full of positive vibes. Also I have a lot of plans for travelling around the world.

 


 

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