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Apr
15

Religious Text Arm Tattoo

Posted by Disha Singh on April 15, 2009
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Hanuman Chalisa is one the famous devotional poems by Tulsidas and Sam De of Guns N Inks got a chance to etch the starting lines of the poem on the arm of Rohit Malik.

Sam says, “the guy specifically wantd the Hanuman Chalisa…..”

Sam inked it for him and we brought it on PNT for you.

Apr
14

A word with Polish Tattooist, Anabi

Posted by Disha Singh on April 14, 2009
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Sorry Friends, for not posting anything for you in last month, guys what to say the life got so busy that I din get time to be online to write something for you. The fact was that I had been on a trekking trip to the hills of Kullu-Manali, India, and there was no cyber cafΓ© over there to post something for you. Anyways, please forgive me and read further an interview with Anabi of β€˜Anabi-Tattoo’, Szczecin, Poland.

Eloping from home to become a tattooist is something interesting and this interesting story is about Anabi, who ran from home at the age of eighteen and today he is a master of tattoos. Know his work and him better in this interview.

Disha Singh: Let’s start with your first rendezvous with the art. When did it started and how?

Anabi: Since I was a kid I used to like drawing πŸ™‚ I was reading a lot of books and comic books, drawing my favourites heroes and make my own histories πŸ™‚

Disha Singh: What’s the inspiration behind your creative tattoo designs?

Anabi: Inspirations for me is a lot of things… paintings, sketches, photography, digital art, etc…

Disha Singh: Are you a perfectionist? Are there any tattoos, paintings, etc. that you wish you could change?

Anabi: My clients know that I will sit with them until every little thing will be done as good as I can πŸ™‚

I finish work in first approach very seldom, I spread sessions on instalments most often, I have perfect control as tattoo over due to healed and where I need to correct something to make him beautiful.

Disha Singh: How did the idea of becoming a tattoo artist come to your mind? Were your parents comfortable with your decision to become a tattoo artist?

Anabi: When I was 18 years old I ran away from home, I have taken up residence in catholic internat, one of colleague had self made tattoo machine,
He knew that I possess drawing skills and he asked me about design for him.
I looked for a while how he tattooed himself, then I said “give me a try”
…and that’s how it began πŸ™‚

Then I searched hints in tattoo studios.

Between 2002 – 2004 I was practicing two years in “alien tattoo studio run by Joseph” in my hometown – Szczecin. Eight months ago I opened my own tattoo studio, and it’s first custom tattoo in Poland.

I don’t have albums with tattoo flashes, every design is individually made for each client.

Disha: What we see Anabi doing when he is not tattooing?

Anabi: I spend whole day in my tattoo shop…when I’m not tattooing, I spend my time at drawing, making new tattoo designs, working in gym and spend some time with my girlfriend and friends.


Disha: Which machine and ink do you use?

Anabi: I use several machines… at this moment my favourite is Shader from SUNSKIN, I use it for colour works too. Another good for colour/shader machine is “SWAN” from “WORKHOUSE”

For outlines I’m using custom machine from “VIKING TATTOO POLAND”
which I won as an award in contest for best tattoo flash.

Last one is shader from our live tattooing legend Piotr Zurawski, who got first tattoo shop in Poland.

Ink that I use is Intenze and Starbrite for colour works and Indian ink and destilled water for shading.

Lately, I bought set of 21 ink concentrates made by Waldi Wahn from Shockin’ City.

Disha: Which is the strangest request you have ever had for a tattoo?

Anabi: 38 year old woman want a cobra on her face. She always dreamed about it, so I did it πŸ™‚

Disha: How much does a piece cost?

Anabi: It’s belong from piece πŸ˜‰
If It’s a piece that need more then two session, I Usually take charge by session…

How much is belong how long session is, and how big is progress at session.

Disha: How have things changed regarding your inking over the years?

Anabi: Over years? I just started and I’ve got a looong way to go πŸ™‚

Disha: Who is Anabi in flesh and blood?
Anabi:
You need to ask my friends!

Disha: Finally, what suggestions do you have for the newbie in the industry and especially to those who want to get tattooed?

Anabi: Choose good artist and show him your satisfaction with a fat tip πŸ˜‰

Feb
25

Under Training Foot Tattoo- Not Bad!

Posted by Disha Singh on February 25, 2009
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Wow! a Graphic & Web Designer, turns to be a tattooist. Todd Dumas thinking to do something different has starting practicing tattooing on himself and here is one of his efforts.

The first tattoo by him on himself is very different which was he made just to create it. He says,

β€œI am attempting to teach myself the art of tattooing. Right now, I am just doing some “freestyle” experiments with lines, colors and shading. As I get farther along (and more skilled), this will turn into a neo-tribal, abstract piece. This represents about 5 different 20-minute sessions.
This tattoo is damn embarrassing in its current state. The lines are shaky and the shading is terrible.”

However, he agrees to the fact that most new tattoo artists practice on themselves, and mistakes are expected. Though most new tattoo artists have spent a great deal of time in tattoo shops. He thinks that a lot can be learned from just being in the environment and getting work done. Before this, he only had a tiny, black piece that he got over ten years ago.

Thus, I make more mistakes than most would. But each session gets a bit better, and my lines are getting cleaner. Hopefully, I can salvage the design before I have to ink my entire foot black , he added.