interview with Sandra Daukshta

  Hello Sandra Daukshta! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview. Please start by telling us something about yourself, how it all started? Was it hard to learn the basics? Tattoo art is a life long learning. I'm still struggling everyday to do tattoos the best way I can. I started my apprenticeship in the middle of 2012. I have changed several tattoo studios since then, as well I'm working as guest spot artist in a lot of studios in different countries to meet other artists and learn from them.

Q: What kind of art, outside tattooing do you like the most?
A: I'm amazed of all kind of art! I love paintings, the touch of real brush can not compare to anything. If I have free time and inspiration I paint a bit myself. :) As well as a tattoo artist I use a lot of photos for my projects, that's why I love to research photography. I believe that good photography brings an emotion in it, the same as tattooing, every tattoo should bring a certain emotion.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't know how to describe my style, I could call it illustrative realism. Because a lot of tattoos I do are realistic but still with a touch of illustration and I love to add some watercolor or brush strokes to my designs.

Q: Would you experiment with a different style?
A: I think I will. I love all styles of tattooing. Sometimes I wish I would do japanese or neo traditional. Well it's never to late to learn.

Q: Do you accept reference images?
A: I always ask my clients to send me some pictures they like so I have the idea what they like. Then pictures to work with for the project.

Q: Where are you located now?
A: For now my base is Clermont Ferrand in France, Noir ink tattoo studio. I travel a lot to conventions and guest spots. To get an appointment with me write to or

Q: Any motivational words for the new artists?
A: Love what you do and you will succeed. :)