Artists: Alexis Kovacs
What year did you start tattooing: 2001-01-01
Do you have any special training: tattoo apprenticeship, permanent cosmetic training, bachelors degree in fine arts
Conventions usually worked: have worked at hell city, ink and iron, best in the midwest, gambling rose, boston tattoo convention, star of texas, baltimore tattoo convention, steel, copenhagen, halifax tattoo convention, washington dc convention
Where did you apprentice?: kutztown, pa
What tattoo artist do you most admire: kelly doty & emily rose murray :]
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: don't get tattooed unless you know what you want, if you don't know what you want you should not get tattooed. let me also add, that i would tell them not every tattoo has to have some profound meaning, tattooing is like art collecting to serious tattoo collectors and to some people its more about having awesome art on you.
How did you get into tattooing: i wanted to tattoo since i was in high school, i got an apprenticeship right outa high school and tattooed through college.
What inspires you to be an artist: being around other artists and seeing awesome artwork whether at museums, art shows, conventions, etc.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: ones that i can get into, bright graphic realism pieces, things basically that i have drawn myself.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: lots! i have a book of sketches that i have of things i would like to tattoo.