What year did you start tattooing?
The first tattoo I did was last century! About nineteen years ago!
How did you get into tattooing?
I could never have imagined doing another job. Tat- tooing is not a job to me; it’s just fun. When I was six years old I saw a guy with tattoos and I said—I will draw on people!
Where did you apprentice?
I have had no apprenticeship, just the guidance from three French tattooists, “Claude,” “Oeil,” and Steph- ane d’Avignon, all from France.
What conventions have you worked at?
Have you won any awards? I’ve been to a lot of tattoo conventions with my best friend and business partner, Kostek. We have done many all over Europe, even some over the ocean. I have some awards that I have won while at conventions, but you know, when something is brand-new, everybody is amazed.
What inspires you as an artist?
I am inspired by everything, especially street art.
What sets you apart from other tattoo artists?
Maybe price, ’cause I’m cheap!
What other mediums do you work in?
I used to spend time painting, but now I have no time to do anything other then tattooing.
How do you describe your style?
I developed the way I tattoo out of boredom and necessity. It’s really boring for me to work classically or traditionally—it does not appeal to me at all. I’m not good enough to work in a Japanese style, and I think tribal work is too ugly to do … so I made my own style.
What tattoo artists do you admire most?
Because of the evolution of his own style… Bugs!
Before someone gets a tattoo, what advice do you give them?
Think before you act! Tattoos have been done for people all over the world for a very long time; in our stupid society people just think you’re an asshole because you have tattoos. I don’t mind because I am a tat- tooist, but if you’re looking for a job that could be another story, especially if you’re young.
Is there a tattoo you haven’t done yet that you are dying to do?
Something more dada. I really love the dada style and would like to work more with it.