Interview with Eiscar Mendoza

   Hello Eiscar Mendoza! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview. Please start by telling us something about yourself and your background. Do you have any formal artistic education? Yes. A basic drawing course and second semester of graphic design.

Q: What or who inspired you to start tattooing?
A: My mother put me in a drawing academy and from there I got really interested to discover this new world for me.

Q: How long did it take you to learn the basics? Has anyone helped you?
A: It took me four months to learn the basics. I was helped by a friend who was tattooing in my city.

Q: What kind of tattoos do you used do as a beginner?
A: I did what is known as fine line and minimalism.

Q: Nowadays, your style is very interesting. A beautiful mixture of realism and surrealism. Each tattoo is a unique masterpiece. Who is creating those designs?
A: They are created by me, each of them.

Q: Since your clients know that they will get a unique tattoo, I bet they have all kinds of requests. What was the most challenging tattoo idea to incorporate into a tattoo design?
A: YES, it was to incorporate the fallen angel along with Albert Einstein in a way that was surreal, it's a free style tattoo, like my other designs.

Q: Do you take some extra time to draw everything before the session or can it be done spontaneously during the session with the client?
A: Depending on the ideas that the client gives me. Sometimes, I design something before the appointment, or we do it together.

Q: Is there a design that you refuse to make?
A: Yes, if the client comes with an idea that has already been made.

Q: What's the best story you've heard from a customer?
A: I had a client who lost his pets, and from there came the idea of making a full leg in memory of them. It came out really good. This tattoo means a lot to him.

Q: Most of your tattoos are very detailed and quite complex. Technically, I bet it takes a long time to finish a big tattoo like a sleeve or a back piece. What is the longest session? How did the client handle the pain?
A: The longest was the full leg of my client Rick, which was carried out in 6 sessions of approximately six to seven hours. He had good pain tolerance, some areas are more painful than others but he knew how to handle it.

Q: Most of your new works are in full color. Will you stick to this?
A: I would stick to color tattooing, however I would love to do black and gray but in my style.

Q: Despite the fact that tattooing is a service job, I think a true artist will find a way to express himself creatively in every style he does. Do you feel that you have enough creative freedom as an artist?
A: Yes, of course in each of my designs.

Q: Do you travel for work as places for guests and conventions? If so, what was the coolest experience?
A: Yes, I have been working as a guest artist at conventions here in Santiago and regions of Chile. It was a really good experience, currently I have two invitations to be a jury at tattoo conventions in Argentina.

Q: Nowadays, there are many opportunities for young people and aspiring artists. From video tutorials and tattoo courses to seminars and conventions. Do you think these things are a valid source of information?
A: Yes, of course, the artists can develop some techniques that perhaps due to lack of time they will not be able to attend face-to-face trainings.

Q: Do you like the local tattoo scene? Do you see the progress?
A: I feel that in my country and where I work, a great artistic level has developed.

Q: Worldwide, I think we are doing very well. So many new artists and new styles. Each one is inspiring. The American tattoo scene is very diverse and is constantly growing. Would you consider moving to the United States? That would be a great highlight of the race!
A: I would like to go and visit first, it will give me the opportunity to make myself known in the United States.

Q: Do you have a favorite artist you would like to work with?
A: Yes, Emersson Pabon, Roberto Sanchez, DarĂ­a Pirojenko, Sergey Shanko and Koral Ladna.

Q: If you have the opportunity to work in the US. USA, where do you want to go and why?
A: Fortune and loveTattoo, Monna Lissa and Inknation Studio. These three studios interest me the most, because they fit my style and with the artists there I can share my knowledge.

Q: What do you like most about being a tattoo artist? What keeps you motivated?
A: Being able to develop my customer's ideas with something authentic and unique. My focus and motivation is to learn more and more. When I try some new piece or design, It's like providing a language on my own, which I continue to work on it.

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Study: General Flores 59,
Providencia-Santiago de Chile.