What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in August 2008. How did you get into tattooing? I was always drawing since I was a kid. My friends and being into alternative music inspired me to start tattooing. I saw all those metal bands with tattoos and thought it looked so cool.
What year did you start tattooing? 2007 How did you get into tattooing? I purchased a tattoo kit and started tattooing all of my friends. Soon after, I started working in different tattoo shops. What was your first shop experience like? Sort of a joke now when I look back at it, horrible mentor.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2008. How did you get into tattooing? I’ve been drawing all my life, I’ve always loved everything related to drawing and art in general. At the age of 17 I did my first tattoo and from that day I always thought of becoming a tattoo artist, until finally I was motivated by a friend and decided to go into the tattoo world, where I’m enjoying and learning a lot every day.
What year did you start tattooing? Officially in 2009. I was as an apprentice a couple of years earlier. How did you get into tattooing? I always liked tattoos as a kid. Then I got into graffiti, and then later graphic design, photography and fine arts.
What year did you start tattooing and how did you first get into the business? I would probably say I started tattooing around 1997. I started off by being the kid in the neighborhood that could draw; all my buddies figured I should start tattooing them.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in September 2010. How did you get into tattooing? I really hadn’t had much exposure to tattooing before I decided that it was something that I wanted to do. I didn’t personally know any artists or studios that I could ask for help or advice on what to do so I collected a bunch of drawings that I had been doing at the time, put them into a folder and started going around studios asking if they were looking for an apprentice.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing immediately after leaving high school in 2009. How did you get into tattooing? When I was at elementary school I began to draw on my forearms with marker pens instead of learning. Basically, I wanted to do tattoo since I remember, but real tattoos came to my life during high school, when I started visiting one tattoo studio to sit there on a couch.
When did you started tattooing? I started tattooing in 1998 in Palma Campania, the village where I’m from, near Napoli. Back then I was attending the Napoli Art School and I was no more than 20 years old. I was so fascinated with tattooed people since childhood, so after listening to a friend’s advice I bought my first “tattoo kit” to start tattooing without knowing anything about it.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2009. How did you get into tattooing? Tattooing was something I never thought I would be doing. From middle school all the way through college I attended magnet art school. In 2008, I graduated college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Design but, unfortunately, the industry took an economical hit that year which made it difficult to find employment.
When did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 1996, but i’ve been involved since 1994. How did you get into tattooing? I got into tattooing at a real young age. I was born and raised in New York City in the Patterson projects located in the Bronx.
You were in our very first issue of Freshly Inked back in 2011, how would you say your art has changed in the last five years? First of all, it was a real honor to appear in your first issue. I remember being very excited for that, definitely a big step in my career.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in early 2010. How did you get into tattooing? I worked in the IT branch, and opened a computer store with a tattoo studio of a friend. The computer industry was not working very well, so I’ve always liked to draw.
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