interview with Bacanu Bogdan | bio art tattoo romania 26/06/2014

Today we're going to talk with Bacanu Bogdan, a tattoo artist from Bucuresti. He is part of Bioart Tattoo Studio, He's also working as guest spot artist at Tattoostudio Nadelwerk/Austria.Check out the Facebook Page-Tattoostudio Nadelwerk

Q: When did you start working as a tattoo artist?
A: I was 16 years old when I started. I made a homemade tattoo machine, but that was just a fast try and I didn't stick to it. But I think the time I've decided to really try tattooing, was when I was 21, six years ago, I both my first machine and I started tattooing my friends.

Q: You're very talented. Your style really sets you apart from many out there. How would you describe it?
A: Well I don't think I have a very particular style, yet I'm still working on it, but I think I prefer doing more realistic, surrealistic tattoos.

Q: Black and gray tattoos might be considered as your specialty. Do you prefer black & gray style?
A: Thank you. Actually I do prefer black & gray, but I don't mind doing color once in a while.

Q:  How do you  get inspired?
A: Traveling and photography is a good way, also trying to absorb art from everywhere, paintings, sculptures. I enjoy reading philosophy and starting from the note that the only sense of existence is to find one, I usually find sense and ideas in everything.

-Tell me about the making process.
Usually I start from a photograph reference and manipulate it in Photoshop, and the rest I will do directly on skin, or free hand. I really enjoy the first time when I do a piece, so I prefer working with something new all the time, that helps me being enthusiastic all the time.

Q: I guess you have a very busy schedule. How long does it takes to get an appointment?
A: Well normally around 5 months, more or less.

Q: Are you always supportive to your client's idea? Or there are some tattoo designs you simply don't tattoo?
A: I don't tattoo every style, I like doing my thing, and apply my vision, leaving a little bit of me behind, I think this is the best way.

Q: Are there any bizarre requests? What are the most interesting experiences with the customers?
A: It keeps changing, over the time, I've met some amazing people and it don't think I can choose one experience as the most interesting.

Q: You're now working as a guest spot at Tattoostudio Nadelwerk/Austria. How often do you usually work as a guest spot artist?
A: Usually 2 or 3 times a year but I guess if I'll have the opportunity I will do more, I love traveling.

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Q: Is there any progress idea that keeps you motivated?
A: I try to always do something new and move forward, avoid working twice on the same picture, and of curse I always study my own work to find weak spots and improve them.

Q: What would you say is the biggest mistake when it comes progress?
A: I think is the time when you consider yourself as too good, start admire yourself in a narci way and stop pushing your boundaries.

Q: What would you improve in your style?
A: Everything, from the technical part to the more creative ideas.

Q: What is your advice for all people starting out their career?
A: My advice will be to just keep going, push forward and always have an open mind.

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