Miguel Wom


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


I started tattooing in 2015 after many years of drawing and painting as a passion. As a child, I always liked to read books of nature and draw every animal, or pretty much anything I’d find in them. My journey as a tattooist began as an apprentice at a studio in the city where I was living for a while. I learned the tattoo culture, although later on my path ended up needing other influences…



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


The first tattoos were for my friends and close people in general. My good friend Iñaki gave me a lot of skin to experiment with. I will always thank him and other people who also passed through my life.



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


My style started out being the typical black and gray realism that most people do. Over time I realized it was somewhat boring, and through painting, I began to bend towards a more contemporary and strong realism, where I used punches of surrealism. I called it “new realism with contemporary dark touches”.



Does anyone or anything inspire you?


Many painters inspire me both classic and modern. Velázquez, El Bosco, Roberto Ferri, as well as graffiti artists like Igor Mitrenga and many others.



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


Names come to me like Patricia Márquez. She was one of the first people I saw doing realism, other great ones like Dimitry Samohin, Víctor Portugal, Abel Miranda, Shooby tattoos each in their own styles contribute with unique things.



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


Long sessions to achieve the quality that the tattoos deserve. In realism the time invested matters a lot, you have to give your all in each tattoo… and a lot of funny and crazy things in some sessions but that is private! Hahaha



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? 


Painting, martial arts are also part of my life. Also strengthening my mind and betting heavily on my passions, design, classical or contemporary museums. I like those a lot. There is a lot of talent in the world and you have to work with humility…



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


The Truth seems to me to be the most important thing when it comes to growing as a person, I consider that I still have a long way to evolve and progress, and being able to see great artists working is inspiring.


I can recommend New York Tattoo Convention, the mythical London Tattoo Convention (which is no longer held) and conventions in Italy.



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


Well, I really like lettering dark artists like Gromov 666. There are many! I like how they express themselves through tattoos.


Who has tattooed me already? Mainly tattoo artist friends, of whom you get a beautiful experience beyond tattooing… that is worth more than big names.



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


My plans are to work hard, sweat, and risk always, you have to jump into the void to be reborn and evolve, I would like to be able to travel much more and make tattoos in the maximum possible countries.


In 10 years I see myself with my own private studio with good views of the sea and trying to make this profession something different by contributing my little grain of quicksand.



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