When did you start tattooing? 2004. How did you get into tattooing? My older sister was planning to get her first tattoo. During her tattoo I sat on the couch just staring at all of these different images thinking that someone did these, realizing that it wasn’t just someone, there was a huge collection of art from tons of artists.
What year did you start tattooing? I’ve been tattooing a little over five years now. What was your first shop experience like? I apprenticed at a street shop that focused on cheap tattoos at high volume. The shop was near a military base and survived by tattooing all the soldiers.
How long ago did you start tattooing? I started in 2006 while I was in college. I was a broke sophomore and one of my classmates was a tattoo artist-Ashley Claypool. She convinced me to start tattooing and took me under her wing. And the rest is history!
What year did you start tattooing? January 2007 back in Sweden. How did you get into tattooing? I grew up with tattoos and art; it was constantly all around me. My mother brought me with her when she got tattooed by Henning Jorgensen at Royal Tattoo in Denmark.
How did you get into tattooing? I’ve been tattooing since I was 16. I started out of my house; I bought equipment off the Internet and I pretty much did everything wrong in the beginning. I worked my way to pay through college and I fell in love with it.
What year did you start tattooing? ’96. How did you get into tattooing? I had a neighbor and a cousin that were tattooed, and this fascinated me as a kid. When I was 15 the chef at my father’s restaurant had a lot of tattoos, and it was this that made me decide to enter a tattoo shop and get a small first tattoo.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2004 when I was 18. How did you get into tattooing? I always liked art. I was always drawing and painting as a kid. One of my buddies suggested trying to tattoo, so I sought out the local tattoo shop and asked for an apprenticeship.
What year did you start tattooing? I started in 2010 in Oklahoma City with Tony Garcia, my mentor. How did you get into tattooing? I started wanting to tattoo at eight-years-old. It’s been a lifelong journey for me and everyday is a reminder of where I came from.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing directly out of high school in 2001 and took my apprenticeship throughout my senior year of high school. I had enough credits to go to class for half the day and the other half of the day I would go to my apprenticeship at a local tattoo shop.
What year did you start tattooing? I started my apprenticeship under my father at 13 years old. I started tattooing full time in 2007 at the age of 17. What was your first shop experience like? When I was much younger, I wasn’t living with my father and life for me at that time was rough.
What sets Kamil Tattoos apart from the average tattoo shop? Kamil Mocet: I wanted to set up a shop for artists where they could come and make enough money to live off of. We don’t work on percentages here. There is a flat rate for the day, and the artists can do as many tattoos as they like during that day.
United Ink: Flight 914 is one of the top tattoo conventions in the state of New York and brings artists like Jose Perez, Jr., Megan Jean Morris, and Myke Chambers from all over the world to participate. This year attendees got a chance to see not only a Miss United Ink contest, but a Mr. United Ink as well.
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