BAW: What made you want to become a Tattoo Artist?
Artist: must be my destiny
BAW: Who are your influences?
Artist: I really love the work of Robert Hernandez and of Tony
BAW: What is your favorite style of work?
Artist: realistic and New school
BAW: Tell us about your first Tattoo Inkspierence?
Artist: When I was a child my father got a tattoo with my name in it.
I was very proud of it. When I was 16 I got my first one and my father
paid for it. Because I was drawing all the time my father thought it
was a good idea for me to start tattooing and I started learning when
I was 18 in a shop in Utrecht (Holland)
BAW: What is your favorite piece you own?
Artist: I like my swallows the most.
BAW: What is your most memorable Tattoo given and why?
Artist: I did a portrait of a 2 year old boy on both parents after the
kid died of a heart disease. The parents brought some pictures of the
boys grave and funeral. That was really sad. That tattoos meant a lot
to them. They were very grateful. It feels good to help people taking
a little pain away.
BAW: Is there a part of the body you won't Tattoo and why?
Artist: face, hand, penis.
BAW: How do you feel about female Tattoo Artists?
Artist: Some are good, some are bad just like the male tattoo artists.
So I donít think theyíre any different from male artists. I
noticed you have to proof yourself harder before taken serious. So I
BAW: Do you support supply co. that sells to the public?
BAW: Do you feel there now should be mandatory schooling for soon to
Artist: Yes, about hygiene. They can learn from the mistakes others
used to make and itís too dangerous nowadays to start tattooing or
piercing without any knowledge on hygiene. But I donít think there
should be schools who give away everything about how to make a tattoo.
We worked to hard for that. It shouldnít be too easy for everybody
since most of them are just in it for the money.
BAW: Do you feel Tattooing has changed over the years, and if so why?
Artist: More and more rules, better equipment and much better tattoos.
BAW: Do you think it is important to do as many conventions and shows
Artist: I think there are too many conventions right now. Most people
seen it all. Nothing new, all the same concepts. Surprise us with
something new and Iíll be there! I do about 10 conventions a year,
but if you want to you can join one every week. Thatís too much. But
you have to show your face now and then so people donít forget you.
BAW: What advise can you give to someone who is starting or looking to get into the tattoo business?
Artist: Start learning from someone good before just starting at all!
BAW: What could you say to someone who has had a bad first
Artist: Next time take a good look at someone's portfolio and if you
see someone with a really great tattoo ask who did it. Do your
BAW: Please share any other comments or views or questions to the
public you might have.
Artist: Donít mind driving a few hours to a good artist. It might be
worth it. Itís there for the rest of your life.