Interview with Randy Engelhard | heaven of colors, germany 20/09/2011 

Q: When did you start doing tattoos? What made you to become a tattoo artist?
A: I've been tattooing for 10 years. I got interested in art, especially tattoo since my early school years. I love painting and drawing since I was a little boy...

Q: How much time took you to learn tattooing?
A: I've always played attention to develop my skills and I think you can always learn something as an artist. It took me 10 years and I'm still not finished because you've never learned enough!

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: With luck and a great talent it's possible to learn it by yourself but only to a limit. You can get into the next level, by learning from other artists. The best way will be to find a professional studio, with an artist who is willing to teach you everything.

Q: To be a tattoo artist is a very creative job. How do you get inspired?
A: I get inspired by all different things in everyday life. From movies to simple things you see in your environment!

Q: Do you find tattooing as self expression?
A: I think just a little bit, because I always take care of the customer wishes. If it was my self expression, I would tattoo what I like!


Q: What would be the most artistic creation that you want to put on someone's skin?
A: That would be something like my oil paintings, that are really my idea an self expression.

Q: Portraits are maybe the most remarkable designs in your portfolio. Do you remember when the impression for this kind of work first began?
A: It was about 4 years ago when those whole portrait-thing started.

Q: What you find as most difficult in doing some color piece?
A: The most difficult are the soft color shadings like in air brush works and the little details!

Q: What is the best lesson that you've learned from you long tattoo journey?
A: I always appreciate the time I can spend with my mentor Boris from whom I learn the most! And it is cool to get to know all other top artists and now friends of mine like Mike de Vries, Roman Abrego, Mick Squires and many more..

Q: Tattoo industry has a huge progress, especially in the last decade. There are many new tattoo artists coming up ... What advice do you have for upcoming tattoo artists?
A: Success is a journey, not a destination!!!

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