I startet tattooing in 2011. I was finishing my studies as a programmer and was working as a graphic designer and a web designer. I was getting my first big tattoos back then and was really interested in the art. So I thought why not getting into it. I applied for an apprenticeship with my tattoo artist where I stayed for two years before opening my first own studio in 2013.
It was 3 stars on a lower arm on a friend in his kitchen. I had no idea what I was doing and only did two tattoos on pig skin before. But he really wanted to tattoo him, so I did. Years later I made him a full sleeve for free and offered him to cover the stars but he wanted to keep them and still has them to this day. That’s how you know good friends.
I’m always having trouble specifying my style but knife to my chest I would probably say realistic/ surrealistic. I also do some neo traditional and bioorganic. My favorite style at the moment I’m trying to push is morph tattoos. Mostly morphs of nature and portraits. But also pop culture. It somehow has changed a lot and not at all over the years. I always have been interested in realism. What changed the most I guess is on how big a realistic tattoo has to be to make it long lasting. And finding the right amount of details that stand the test of time.
Everything does. When I sit somewhere I observe my surroundings. The reflection on a glass. The colours in faces or the green in the trees. I think you can find art everywhere as long as you keep your eyes open. I try to educate myself about art as much as possible. I’m a big fan of the old masters like Michelangelo, Rubens, Caravaggio and so on.
Too many to mention but off course also a lot of tattoo artists like Boris, Nikko Hurtado, Dimitry Samohin and every other tattoo artist I meet. It’s not about who is better for me. In art there is no better. There is only a different. And from everything that differs from what you do, you can learn a lot.
Do you have any memorable tattoo story or a customer that has stuck with you through all the time you have been tattooing?
I had a girl that had experienced a very traumatic event containing rape and all kinds of cruel experiences. She wanted the tattoo to overcome that pain. It’s a huge compliment when someone choses you to be the person to help with this kind of trauma.
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 paint as much as I can. Mostly oil and sometimes acrylic. I wish I had more time and energy to do so and I’m very grateful when people ask for commissioned paintings. It’s hard for me to give the away but it’s just like a tattoo that you finished. I’m very lucky to earn money with my art.
I love conventions. The exchange with other artists. The atmosphere and traveling the world. Even though it can be exhausting at times I feel like this helped me grow a lot. It’s such a shame that we can’t visit conventions at the moment because of corona.
So many great ones I’ve visited and so many I haven’t been to yet. It’s not only about the convetion itself but also the country and the people. Some of my favorites I’ve been to is Milan, Taiwan, Barcelona, Marmaris, and a lot more. I wish I can go to Paris one day and really wished I would have had the possibility to go to London which now is being canceled.
At the moment I’m working a bodysuit with Boris from Hungary. I got tattooed by Yancoo, Domantas Parvainis, Sandor Pongor and off course Boris
My big dreams is being worry free and living a happy live with my family. I would love to be in a position where tattooing and painting is something I only do for fun and can focus only on the art and not worrying about
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