“Fresh tattoos are nice, but you can only judge a tattoo artist after you have seen their healed work” – Interview with József Török

Have you always had an artistic background? JT: I always loved to draw when I was a little kid, and later, when I finished the elementary school, I chose to study graphic design. Were you studing or working before you started to pursue career in tattooing? JT: I was 18 years old, when I first […]

“I’m not a kind of award hungry person, really, I’m just doing my job, trying to make my clients happy and that’s most important” – Interview with Piotr Dedel

What first attracted you to the tattoo world? PD: I think it was a few tattoos that I saw on the magazines, they had this particle of technique and scary visions that I was doing on my drawings. I’ve been drawing scary things all the days when I was a kid, it was my true passion. […]

“I just want to find a balance between being a great father, a great husband and honing my craft” – Interview with Cecil Porter

Hi Cecil, thank you so much for giving me the honour of interviewing you! CP: Thanks for wanting to, it’s always a pleasure to share my story with people. Tell me, how did you become interested in art and tattoos? CP: I think I have always been interested in art. As a kid growing up […]

Interview with Vid Blanco

Vid Blanco is a very talented realistic tattoo artist who at the age of 23, has already gained huge appreciation and praise from fellow artists and fans alike due to his hyper-realistic tattoos. Originally from Maribor, Slovenia – He now currently works out of Rock’n’Roll Southampton in England. Tattoo-Map are extremely grateful that Vid could give us […]

Interview with Pavel Krim

Pavel Krim is a name known and respected throughout the tattoo world.  Originally from Tallin, Estonia, Pavel started studying and tattooing professionally in 2001, his amazing realism and ability to incorporate different styles into his work has garnered massive respect and appreciation due to his unbelievable talent and eye for details. He currently works out of Art Faktors […]

Interview with Jurgis Mikalauskas

Jurgis Mikalauskas is an incredible realistic tattoo artist based in Peterborough, England. He owns and operates out of his own studio – Ink Island. He has been tattooing for over 7 years and is originally from Lithuania. What inspired you to become a tattoo artist? JM: I started portrait painting when I was 13 years old, […]

An interview with immensely talented Maurycy Szymczak.

  TATTOO-MAP: We know each other a long time, we live in the same city, we spend many hours talking, and I’ve been following your work from your early beginnings. I just realised I’ve never really asked you where did it all start. So to take this opportunity I’d like to ask you how many […]

Interview with Daryl Watson

Daryl Watson is a tattoo artist who currently works out of Painted Lady Tattoo in Birmingham, England. He has been tattooing for over 3 years and specializes in the style of neo-traditional tattooing. On behalf of Tattoo-Map we’d like to thank Daryl for taking the time to answer a few questions for us! What drew […]

“I do not influence myself with any drugs which can probably surprise most of you”. Łukasz Sokołowski and imagination without borders.

  TATTOO-MAP: I remember few years ago, Lukasz Sokolowski have just sprouted out of nowhere and shocked everyone with his talent. By ‘shocked’ I mean, complete revolution which stood out of the usual idea of the tattoo art. Surely you are very confident and aware of how good you are at what it is that […]