Artists: Lars Vegas Christoffersen
What year did you start tattooing: 2010
Do you have any special training: None other than that I have been drawing and painting since I was 1 year old. Other than that I went through regular apprenticeship.
Tell us about the style of your work: I usually work in Black and Grey, and my favorite work is realistic work. I do like color work as well, but mainly it's realistic Black and Grey.
Conventions usually worked: Since I'm fairly new in this trade, I haven't yet worked any conventions. Hopefully I will next year.
Where did you apprentice?: At a little shop called Tattoo Corner in Sarpsborg, Norway under Nina Stubberud aka. Angel Of Pain.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Nikko Hurtado.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: To really think through what they are getting, not just get some mindless tribal tattoo because they think it looks cool. I tell them to sit down and think about what they like, or what means something special to them, then bring their thoughts and ideas to me so I can make a piece of art designed specifically for them.
How did you get into tattooing: I have been drawing and my entire life, and went through art classes, but I'm also really interested in films and movie making. So I attended film school in Oslo for two years. After the first part of the second year I grew tired and decided to get back to drawing. Since I've been getting tattoos since the age of 17 and love this trade, I decided to try and get myself an apprenticeship.
What inspires you to be an artist: Everything around me really, the music I listen to, movies I watch, concerts I go to, people, nature, all that gives me inspiration in different ways.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: More portraits and more horror tattoos.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I would really love to do Pinhead from Hellraiser!