Artists: Vali Stefan
What year did you start tattooing: 2007
Tell us about the style of your work: I like yo do all the styles, and grab new challenge every day, but i specialize in realistic black and grey and watercolor. When comes for full realistuc color tattoos, i like to do them more like paintings, more artistic than photorealistic.
Where did you apprentice?: I've been in different shops around romania back in 2007, but mostly i'm self taught tattooist.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Is hard to say, i like a lot of artists. Today is hard to say that guy is better, that guy is less good, mostly now is about each artist and his artwork.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Check who is going to do it.
How did you get into tattooing: I've allways been into this form of art, at 9 years old i did my first dot using a hand poke technique. After that i start drawing on all my colegues with ballpens, every day new ball pen tattoo. I still remember their parents..... all pissed cause their kids had every day dirty clothes
What inspires you to be an artist: I think is all about motivation, and the reward of catching that grateful smile of your customer ar the end of the session.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Black and grey and full color realistic pieces, but i don't think i'll aim photorealism, i like more that feel of art, painting , sketch on skin
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Hard to say, i have lots of ideas i would like to put them on skin.