tattoo | interview with Ingo Frost by iva kancheska 11/04/2014
Hello Ingo Frost! Thanks so
much for taking the time to answer some questions for our readers.
Please start by telling us a little about yourself, and how you got into tattooing? Are you self-taught?
My name is Ingo Frost and I look forward to answer a few questions for you. I work as a tattoo artist for 20 years now and since I have already happy painted and drawn as a child, I made my passion to the profession.
Q: You're very creative and talented artist. You work on many tattoo styles, do you have any favorite?
A: I don't have a particular theme or favorite style, because I've put so many different styles in the recent years, every day is a challenge to work on each style with all its facets. However, I have also my special areas that fall with me on the focus of cover up tattoos, as well as on all kinds of Skull tattoos.
- Would you say that an artist should be recognizable by one, considered as an "own style"?
Personally, I think that every tattoo artist has his own way, his own signature, developed a very own handwriting with the time.
Q: Your color work is amazing. What inks
do you use? Do you have any preferences?
A: I work with palette of Eternal and Intenze and a good selection of tattoo machines. Each artist must find the color selection as the best option for him, his work and his training.
Q: In which designs you find most creative freedom? Designs you simply enjoy working on?
A: Not every day is the same like in the other professions for me. I meet a wide variety of people with the most extraordinary ideas that reminds me of an experience of the last few weeks, when a customer with the idea of a grumpy cat came to me. In the first moment, I knew what a grumpy cat isn't but it turned out that it is a cat with gene defect. No matter of the tattoo theme, I'm always trying my best to make my clients happy. And precisely these different people inspire me every day.
Q: Being a tattoo artist, requires a
"permanent" creative spirit. How do you usually get inspired,
especially when the things get tough in the shop? Do you also use
some other art mediums, such as painting, drawing or photography, to
get some cool ideas?
A: Of course. It's important, to me especially, whether it's about a creation of motifs or design of my homepage, or design of fan articles for my customers.
Q: What is your biggest challenge in working as a tattoo artist?
A: As a tattoo artist, the biggest challenge is to keep improving every day and find myself again in the studio, working.
Q: Career moments that made you most proud?
A: I'm proud of what I do, my work makes me happy, so I can walk free out of my Studio of passion.
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