I have been an apprentice for nine months at in the 13th arrondissement in Paris. It’s a spacious studio with seven tattoo artists and one other apprentice like me. The studio has a particularity, as every artist has their own unique style. This inspires me to be more creative and to learn a variety of technical experiences. I met my apprentice master through a friend of mine, she showed them some of my drawings on Instagram and that’s how it all began.
I think I have always been attracted to the world of tattooing. On my father’s side, I grew up in a Harley Davidson world, surrounded by tattooed arms. It has always fascinated and influenced me.
As soon as I became of age my brother offered me my first tattoo: roses on my back. The rest of my collection includes my my left leg that I practice on. On my left arm I have a traditional mermaid, a traditional face of a girl, a key and a four leaf clover. On my right arm I just have numbers for now (credit card code!). On my right leg I have David Bowie.
I don’t have a particular favourite tattoo. For me every tattoos is a good experience and brings me beautiful people to meet.
I would say that my style comes from the traditional Americans tattoos in a poetic, melancholic and retro universe. A lot of things help and inspires me and my creations. Rock music, poetry, the retro universe, cinema, emotions, women and their power, their charisma, attitude, sensuality, the list goes on. I really like to draw women. I just started to tattoo with colours. And I’d really like to tattoo more women with colours.
The best part of my apprenticeship is that every day when I get to tell myself that I do what I love. I have a lot of gratitude for being an apprentice. It can get hard but at the end of the day, I’m glad I chose this path (may the force be with you).