Artists: Faisal Al-Lami
What year did you start tattooing: 2013
Do you have any special training: No I did not have any special training, I started tattooing in Turkey so I learned by watching other people.
Tell us about the style of your work: I do not have a certain type of style, I have multiple styles such as neo traditional, black & grey realism, color realism, and comic book style. I do not stick to one type, it helps keep thing exciting.
Where did you apprentice?: I started tattooing in Turkey, it was not required to apprentice. I taught myself from watching others work, and practiced using my own skin.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Jose Perez Jr. because I'm a fan of black & gray realism, and he is the best at it. I've watched so many of his work on youtube.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I draw the tattoo on their skin and let them look at it and make sure they like it before I make it permanent. If I do not think the tattoo will look good at a certain part of the body, I will let the client know.
How did you get into tattooing: I entered an art contest in Turkey, and won. I was asked what I wanted as a gift, and I asked for a tattoo machine, from then I taught myself to tattoo. I used my body for practice.
What inspires you to be an artist: Most of my ideas comes from music, each tattoo I design is inspired by a song or comic books.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: freehand tattoos because I come up with the design as I go along and I can change it along the way.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Rocky theme it is my favorite movie growing up, I love the message the movie sends out. It reminds me of my story.