When did you start tattooing? How? I started my apprenticeship in April of 2011. I have been tattooing professionally now since 2012. I was unhappy in my profession at the time, and have always had a love for the art of tattooing, which was well known by my peers.
When and how did you get into tattooing? I was always creative and grew up with tattooed people during my early youth, so the whole thing became pretty fascinating to me. Unfortunately, I was a chaotic kid and didn’t care much about anything in life except fun.
When and how did you get into tattooing? I got into tattooing one month and one day after September 11, 2001. I had been selling my flash by way of rental cars and hotels. I wanted an apprenticeship but I was living in my hometown and there weren’t any to be had.
How did you get into tattooing? I had seen that tattoos had gotten so much more advanced than the tattoos I saw on my dad’s war buddies and bikers while I was growing up. So I bought a cheap tattoo machine from a supply company and did some terrible tattoos for about a year or two and things started to click and make sense and here we are seven years later.
Your style is quite unique in the way that you twist traditional into something of your own, how did you come to find that style? I guess it just kind of developed on its own after a few years. I was just busy trying to do clean solid tattoos and not screw them up!
What year did you start tattooing? I did my first tattoo in September of 2009. How did you come to apprentice for Mike DeVries? I was a client of Mike’s and we were in the process of working on my sleeve. Mike knew I had a background in graphic design and that I wasn’t in love with my job.
You travel a lot for work, where do you consider home base? I have been continuously on the road since February 2014. I have been living in Las Vegas, NV since 2012. This is where I’m calling home as of now. I’m working at a good friend of mine’s studio “Aged In Oak Tattoo Parlor” during my visits to Las Vegas.
What year did you Start tattooing? I took up tattooing 7 years ago. However, at first it was all about practice; I started working fundamentally 5 years ago. How did you get into tattooing? I became fascinated with tattooing after having a look at the works of foreign artists.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2008. At the time I was living in the Ukraine, designing and constructing clubs and organizing concerts. Tattooing was a hobby, something I did in spare time. In 2011 I moved to St. Petersburg where my work was in demand, so I then completely devoted myself to tattooing.
You are opening your own shop in Naples, featuring some impressive Versace floors, what’s the over all vibe of your shop going to be? Naples, Italy is where I was born and raised so I thought I would open up my first shop where everything started.
How did you get into tattooing? In high school I knew a few guys in my neighborhood who would tattoo from home. My friends and I would routinely get tattoos from them. At the time I didn’t fully comprehend the magnitude of the art, or the creativity and skill required to make them, but I was all about it.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2001. How did you get into tattooing? Well, I was brought into the tattoo industry by my Uncle Max who is also my mentor. What was your first shop experience like? I panicked, and my palms were extremely sweaty!
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