tattoo | art interview with Sivak Denis by iva kancheska 24/06/2013
Q: What made you to become a tattoo
A: I can not exactly remember how it all started. I loved to draw from the early childhood. Once I stumbled on works of Robert Hernandez and they impressed me. In that moment I realized that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Q: How long have you been tattooing?
A: I've been tattooing since 2000.
Q: Photo-realistic tattoos are really remarkable designs in your portfolio. Do you remember when the impression for this kind of work first began?
A: Yes I remember. The impression for this kind of works is connected with Robert Hernandez. His works are not only made without flaws, they convey the mood, emotions. By the way tattoos in photo-realistic style are my favorite, in this style you can grow indefinitely.
Q: What would you say that is most difficult in doing a
A: To tie colors in tattoo.
Q: What is the best way to learn how to tattoo? How has your work developed over the years of experience?
A: I don't have a recipe about how to became a tattoo-artist ;)) I think you just have to try. It must be inside you. Practice is the best way to learn. And also you should draw as much as possible.
Q: Seems like fine-line tattoo style really sets you apart from many tattoo artists out there. Would you say that this is your specialty?
A: To be honest, I never thought about my specialty. I just do what I like.
Q: I was really impressed when I saw the black&gray ship
tattoo! Wow, awesome piece. Detailed tattoos must be hard, how much
time you spend on big piece?
A: Thank you. I spend almost 10 hours on that piece... Now I think I am able to make it in 6 hours.
Q: Tattoo virgins will be interested in this, which one is more painful, the first session or the next few? (laugh)
A: Let them come and than they will tell me ;))
Q: When was the longest tattoo session ever? Which tattoo
designs require a long sitting tattoo session?
A: It was really a long time ago... I came home after a working day in studio and started tattooing, from 7 p.m. till 5 a.m. but the thing is that next day was my birthday. So I overslept it;)
Q: What is the funniest part of being a tattoo artist?
A: In general I treat my job serious. The "funniest part' starts when the door of my studio is closed.
Q: Would you change something about your style?
A: Yes, want to add more realism in them.
Q: What are the other art mediums you use to express your
creativity, stuff like painting, photography? What's your biggest
A: I adore painting. I try to do this every day. But my biggest inspiration is music. I take everything from music.
Q: Do you have any advice for the aspiring artists?
A: Stay true and don't be afraid of experiments!
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