Artists: Ovidiu Popartan
What year did you start tattooing: 1999
Do you have any special training: I was always impressed by the Rennaisance, Michelangelo and Rafael being my role-models in art, so I decided to attend classes at the Art School to improve my skills in drawing and painting.
Tell us about the style of your work: My tattoo style is classic-realistic, my pictures contain realistic elements done in a very classical, old-school and solid manor. Most of my work is custom freehand tattoos. LIFETIME GUARANTY!
Conventions usually worked: Zwikau Tattoo Convention 2008 Best of day place 2 and Best of color place 3,
Mannheim Tattoo Convention 2009 Best of day 1 place and Best of color 2 place ,
Bayreuth Tattoo Convention 2009 Best of realistic 2 place and Best of crazy 2 place ,
Karlsruhe Tattoo Convention 2010 Best of black and gray 3 place ,
Sunny Beach Tattoo Convention 2010 Best of SHOW 2 place and Best of color 2 place ,
Danmark Tattoo Convention 2011 Best of day 3 place ,
Mannheim Tattoo Convention 2011 Best of day 1 place , Best of color 1 place ,
Tattoo Convention Liechtenstein 2012 best of day ,
Tattoo Inkexplosion 2012 best big tattoo,
Arhus Tattoo Convention Danmark 2012 best of day ,
Arhus Tattoo Convention Danmark 2012 best of realistic ,
Karlsruhe Tattoo convention 2013 best of Friday ,
Karlsruhe Tattoo Conventinon 2013 best of Black / Gray 1 place ,
Berlin Tattoo Convention 2013 Best Weird Tattoo 1 place ,
Reutlingen Tattoo Convention 2013 Best black/grey , Best of sunday , BEST OF SHOW ,
Tattoo Convention Eindhoven Holland 1 place best black/gray
Where did you apprentice?: I am mostly self-taught and the first generation of tattoo artists in Romania as in Eastern Europe there were no tattoo shops or a tattoo scene nor artists to get apprenticeship after the fall fo communism.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: My work is the emotion of my customers trapped in ink under thier skin.y With my vision I can make my tattoos come aline, laugh and cry, scream and bleed, making them a part of m customers life. Each tattoo is unique and tells a different story, so I like to freehand all of my designs, using the shape of the human body to create a 3D effect. I think this sums up the message I would like to slip into your brain before you decide to get inked by me.