Interview with Janos Kovarik | realistic tattoo style  28/11 /2011  

Q: What made you to become a tattoo artist?
A: I was always interesting in drawing and painting, and because few of my friends got tattooed already, then I was thinking it will be amazing if I can do something on the skin same like on the paper or canvas.

Q: How much time took you to learn tattooing?
A: I started tattooing my friends at home, then I got offer to work in Germany. So this was for me the real beginning. It was a real professional shop, where I could've start and learn the professional way, how to do art on the skin. I stayed in Germany for about 18months and then I got other offers in other different countries. Different shops different styles, so it was even easier to learn. I'm tattooing about 14 years, but I think the last 6 years was the biggest moment in my carrier and life.

Q: Some people say that it is possible to be self though artist. What are your thoughts about this? What is the best way to learn how to tattoo?
A: I think the best way to learn is pick some good shop and ask them for apprenticeship, then we can save a lots of times.

Q: What do you find as most difficult in doing a portrait tattoo?
A: Mostly, I'm doing color realistic portraits and fantasy style. I think the color portraits are the hardest for tattooing, because you need to pick the right skin colors and tones.

Q: What designs give you the most creative freedom? Like portraits, cartoons etc?
A: I do a lots of custom designs. Usually, I'm using original photograph or painting or comic books, and I do a lots of drawings and paintings too, just indepenze what kind of style they want me to do. But my favorite are portraits of people or animals. I love to tattooing famous people portrait, because its very easy to find a good or professional and clean photos, then I can do more interesting looking tattoos.


Q: What is your biggest challenge in this job?
A: Every day is bringing new people, new designs and new ideas in the shop. I just wish to continue, to do more artistic and quality tattoos. I think every day is a big challenge.

Q: What are your feature plans?
A: In the future I want to spend more time with my family, and more time on my paintings. Thank you for the interview!