interview with Khan | Realistic Tattoos | South Korea 27/08 /2010  

Q: How long have you been tattooing?
A: This summer, It will be 9 years...

Q: Do you have an artistic background growing up?
A: I don't, but my mother was artist. I think that's just bloodline.

Q: Do you think that's necessary to become a good artist?
A: Yes, I think that's very important.

Q: Your tattoos are awesome and most of the designs are photo realistic, is that you favorite style?
A: A little bit of both. I enjoy doing the realistic designs, but my customers enjoy them as well.



Q: Which style of tattooing you find as most difficult?
A: Every tattoo is difficult.

Q: Have you ever changed somebody’s mind in getting a tattoo?
A: Yes, It happens sometimes.


Q: Do you agree with your customers when they choose a ready made tattoo from the Internet or you try to persuade them to create their own idea?
A: Yes, I'd try to persuade them into getting something more original.

Q: How do you get inspired?
A: I visualize it all in my head using my imagination. My customers are my inspiration...

Q: What is the opinion about tattoos in South Korea?
A: They're are still taboos in Asia. Tattoos are looked at like a gangster image by the older generations.


Q: What is the strangest request you have ever had for a tattoo?
A: They're all unique and different.

Q: How can you describe your art in 3 words?
A: Historic (meaning pulling from history to imagine and create), technical and artistic.

Q: Will you be tattooing in the next five years? Ten years? Please feel free to share your work info.
A: I'll tattoo until it is no longer fun and creative for me. I'd just like to continue to be a creative and respected artist in my field. Thank you for the interview, Khan