Exclusive interview with Khan Tattoo by Iva Kancheska 27/08 /2010
Q: How long have you been tattooing?
A: This summer, It will be 9 years...
Q: Do you have an artistic background growing up?
A: I don't, but my mother was artist. I think that's just bloodline.
Q: Do you think that's necessary to become a good artist?
A: Yes, I think that's very important.
Q: Do you feel there should be like a mandatory school for tattoo artists?
A: No, I don't believe so.
Q: Your tattoos are awesome and most of the designs are photo realistic, is that you favorite style?
A: A little bit of both. I enjoy doing the realistic designs, but my customers enjoy them as well.
Q: Which style of tattooing you find as most difficult?
A: Every tattoo is difficult.
Q: There are so many new tattoo styles. How should we choose our tattoo?
A: They should choose by the way they like.
Q: Have you ever changed somebody’s mind in getting a tattoo?
A: Yes, It happens sometimes.
Q: Do you agree with your customers when they choose a ready made tattoo from the Internet or you try to persuade them to create their own idea?
A: Yes, I'd try to persuade them into getting something more original.
Q: How do you get inspired?
A: I visualize it all in my head using my imagination. My customers are my inspiration...
Q: What is the opinion about tattoos in South Korea?
A: They're are still taboos in Asia. Tattoos are looked at like a gangster image by the older generations.
Q: What is the strangest request you have ever had for a tattoo?
A: They're all unique and different.
Q: How can you describe your art in 3 words?
A: Historic (meaning pulling from history to imagine and create), technical and artistic.
Q: Where do you see your art and creativity going in the future? Will you be tattooing in the next five years? Ten years? Please feel free to share your work info.
A: I'll tattoo until it is no longer fun and creative for me. I'd just like to continue to be a creative and respected artist in my field. Thank you for the interview, Khan https://www.facebook.com/khantattoo