Artists: Nick Bertioli
What year did you start tattooing: 2009
Do you have any special training: In Art,no.I used to do screen printing.
Tell us about the style of your work: My style of tattooing have changed quiet a lot .When I started 4 years ago I couldn't draw but I found myself able to reproduce pictures so I quickly specialized in black and grey realism, also living in the hispanic community the chicano culture was a big influence in my early years of tattooing .After 3 years of learning the trade I suddenly decided to change my style, to prove myself I was able to create something different than what I used to do and I also wanted to explore.I've been doing more colors lately but I consider myself a black and grey tattooer somewhere between realism and neo-trad.My goal is to learn everything I can so to keep getting better at what I do.
Conventions usually worked: The great London convention,'Le Mondial du tatouage' Paris, Art Tattoo show Montreal.I did Sydney once and I'd love to go back,Australia was awesome.
Where did you apprentice?: No apprenticeship.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: I admire many,it cannot be only one,so many talented people/different style of tattooing,from young tattooers to those who have been in the industry for over a decade.Over the years my inspiration have changed as my work has evolved.Artists I've looked up to : Jose Lopez, Jess yen, Abey Alvarez,James Spencer Briggs,Emily Rose Murray,Carlos Torres,Alix Ge,Justin Hartman,Nathan Kostechko,Alexander grim to name a few...Also everyone one I've worked and work with is an inspiration.
How did you get into tattooing: Long story short,I wanted to feel how it is to tattoo yourself,I picked up a friend's machine and that's how it all started.Never thought I would become a tattooer.
What inspires you to be an artist: Music, monochrome photography,sculpture,esotericism,mysticism,