Artists: Andrey Vishnevskiy
What year did you start tattooing: It seems it was in 2000. Then I do not tattooed many years and now firmly engaged tattoo about three years.
Do you have any special training: No. The main thing in tattoo is a picture. If a person is able to draw on paper, he can easily do it on human skin. I am an artist and I do not care what material to draw.
Tell us about the style of your work: I develop my own style. Some of organic, biomechanics, and ornaments. While I do not know what to call it.
Conventions usually worked: I am often invited to various European tattoo conventions, but I do not attend many conventions. Many times I was at a convention in Prague just because I like to spend time in the Czech Republic and it is convenient to me.
Where did you apprentice?: At the beginning of my career, I tried to learn from other tattoo artists. But they have disappointed me - they do not care about anything except money. Such people can not be learning anything.
All I know how I learned myself. And I still continue to learn and improve my skills. Tattooing is an art - and art can not be taught.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: I like the tattoo artists who work safely in his own style and do what they like. I like artists who have their face and not depend on main stream.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: In fact, I do not give advice. I make an art. People come to me prepared. They know why they come to me and trust me completely.
How did you get into tattooing: With a tattoo I met in my youth. All the guys in the neighborhood were either gangsters or served in the military. All of them had a bad tattoo and I helped them to make their tattoos better.
What inspires you to be an artist: I am inspired by natural forms and classical art, human psychology, rock music, cinema and theater. Sources of inspiration for the artist are in the world, so it is difficult to list them all.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I will continue to develop my style. Now I prefer the black and gray large tattoos. I'll do them.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Yes. I want to make a full tattoo suit in my ornamental style.
I'm doing a big tattoo sleeves and back. But in Russia it is very rare to book immediately full body tattoo suit from one tattoo artist. But I hope that the situation will change soon.