Artists: Alexis Kovacs
What year did you start tattooing: 2001
Do you have any special training: Yes, I have a bachelors degree in fine arts from Kutztown University. As well completing a traditional tattoo apprenticeship, I am trained in permanent cosmetics and i work with several leading plastic surgeons in the area tattooing breast reconstruction patients.
Tell us about the style of your work: My style is best summed up as stylized realism. I like to work from real images and stylize them in my own way
Conventions usually worked: detroit, austin, hell city, boston, best in the midwest, steel city, inked out nj, dc expo, lehigh valley, pagoda city tattoo fest, copenhagen, philly, baltimore, tommys tattoo convention, halifax, medicine hat,
Where did you apprentice?: a local shop called paradise lost
What tattoo artist do you most admire: hard to say just one, a big influence is both kelly doty and teresa sharpe
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Make sure you know what you want, if you dont know what you want you probably should hold off on getting a tattoo right now.
How did you get into tattooing: wanted to do it ever since high school, so when i went to college i found a shop in town and started apprenticing while going to school
What inspires you to be an artist: other artists mainly. when a new artists comes on the scene and kills it, it always inspires the hell outta me. Also traveling and seeing different types of art inspires me too
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: ones that i draw myself and are thought out by me
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: heeellllllllll yes, i got a book of em