Artists: Adam Romano
What year did you start tattooing: 2007-01-01
Do you have any special training: I started my 2 year apprenticeship in tattooing in 2007 and have been working to progress an artist since. I have taken various art classes since I started but do not have a degree.
Conventions usually worked: Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Tampa, San Francisco. More to come.
Where did you apprentice?: In Lake Havasu City, AZ
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Filip Leu, Thomas Hooper, James Tex, Juan Torres, Russ Abbott, Chad Koeplinger, Grime, Brad Fink, Dave Blows, Adam Hathorn, Turk, Bill Canales, the list goes on and on.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I like to consult with a client pretty seriously and I like to give them an understanding that this art will be on them forever. Think it over thoroughly and know what you are getting into!
How did you get into tattooing: I wanted a way to make art everyday of my life. I got into an apprenticeship with a 17 year veteran who, over the course of 2 years,taught me many skills a successful tattoo artist and shop manager should have. Then through traveling and working with many people, I started to grow more well rounded over the years.
What inspires you to be an artist: Everything. Happiness, the group of people I surround myself with, other artists, nature, traveling. I really focus art into every aspect of life and it reflects in how I approach this industry.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Any tattoo. I love small tattoos that have meaning to the person who get it. I really love large scale ideasas well. Anytime a client can bring me an original design I am excited to work with that idea and create something unique.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I would love to work on sacred geometry/ blackwork /pointillism type tattoos. I haven't perfecting my ability to draw theses images but soon i will start to push in that direction. I also love mixing aspects of black and grey realism with traditional imagery. Also something I haven't put much focus into yet.