I started tattooing in 2015, before that I worked as a professional illustrator for 13 years & still do some illustration work when available. While as an illustrator I also worked as a drawing teacher for 8 years & met several tattooists in the form of students. It was them who introduced me into the art of tattooing.

I find inspiration in the Pre Raphaelite movement & classical drawing/paintings/illustrations. Illustrative Blackwork/Neo Traditional/Realism are the styles I relate to the most & really love doing some Freehand with markers. Body flow, composition & contrast are to me what makes a long lasting tattoo.

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