Artists: Buster DeLouise
What year did you start tattooing: 2009
Do you have any special training: Apprenticed for 3 years
Tell us about the style of your work: Illustrative custom designs Black and grey realistic Color realistic Color fantasy Black and grey horror
Conventions usually worked: United Ink World Resort Casino NY United Ink Nassau Coliseum NY
Where did you apprentice?: All Star Ink located in Shirley, NY
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Too many to list: Bob Tyrell Mike Rubandall Rember Nikko Hurtado
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: PLEASE, make sure that is what you want. I hate doing cover ups and don't want to end up covering something I had advised the client not to get.
How did you get into tattooing: Tons of my friends had asked me to draw them tattoo designs. When I did the artist offered me an apprenticeship. Offered three apprenticeships on three different occasions after drawing tattoo designs for friends, after turning down these opportunities, I was offered once more and took it on.
What inspires you to be an artist: Other artists - their designs and what crazy ideas they come up with. People and their imagination and creativity.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Whatever challenges me to be better as an artist.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: hyper realistic color portraits.