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Get to Know Drake's Tattoo Artist

While you may not know his name, Inal Bersekov’s art has been put on a worldwide pedestal. It has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, been shown off on stage at the Billboard Music Awards, and been liked by millions on social media. Guess it pays having rap icon Drake as a regular client?

While this black-and-grey visionary may hail from a small Belgian town outside Brussels, his tattoos have since gone global. However, Bersekov is more than just a tattooer to the stars—he has the technical and artistic talent to last a lifetime in this cutthroat industry of ours. His mastery of finite details on a small scale and considerate approach to nostalgic multi-media have proven to be a hit with a growing generation of tattoo collectors. On the flip side, his appreciation for saturated black and lasting linework keeps his artistry from becoming a novelty. As far as tattooers to keep your eye on in 2018, he should be at the top of everyone’s list. That is, if you can snag a session in his highly sought after chair.

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