Interview with Inkillah | Realism Style | USA 12/09/2022

  Hello Inkillah! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions for our readers. It really means a lot. To be honest, I'm pleasantly surprised that you are just 23? And sooo good at tattooing. My goodness! People get on your level at least after five years of hard work. Really hard workout! But here you are, so young and so great. Inkillah, oh, where do we start? What's your background? First of all thank you for the opportunity of this interview, it means a lot to me to be able to be achieving new goals in my career.

Q: When did you start tattooing? How did you learn the basic skills? Any help from someone?
A: I started tattooing three years ago, I always liked to draw and it was the TV shows about tattoos that prompted me to want to start this dream, from that day I started looking for information on the internet, youtube and start practicing.

Q: What type of tattoos you used to do as a beginner?
A: I started with the basics, simple line tattoos or names, then I went looking for more complicated designs.

Q: How long took you to figure out your creative process?
A: I really think I was able to quickly discover my creative process, because of the desire I had to improve myself and learn.

Q: The first (ever) professional tattoo done in a studio? What was it? How did you feel right after tattooing your very first client?
A: I remember that the first tattoo I did in a professional studio was a small name, I felt nervous but at the same time very happy to be able to start.

Q: So much to talk about... Tattoo realism is one of the most popular tattoo styles... People love it, artists too, I guess for a slightly different reason. Ha! It's almost like a challenge for many to master the style, especially color technique. It's hard, many say but also a great feeling once learned. What are your thoughts?
A: I feel that realism is one of the greatest styles, because everything can be combined in one image, and amazing results can be achieved. I definitely love realism.

Q: How long does it take to finish a very detailed big tattoo, a sleeve for an example?
A: To be able to finish a tattoo with a lot of details it takes me a long time, to give an example a full sleeve could take me 7 - 8 sessions, especially for a very detailed tattoo.

Q: Color tattooing can be tricky sometimes, people have different skin types and some body parts take more time to heal. What's your best advice for doing many sessions on delicate skin types?
A: Regularly it takes me at least two sessions for any piece, and my recommendations are always to take good care, hygiene and keep the skin hydrated.

Q: Las Vegas? Oh! Gotta visit! If ever, I'll contact you and book an appointment for sure. What types of tattoos people in Las Vegas like the most?
A: It would be nice to receive a visit here in Las Vegas one day, most people have an open mind, but the most popular style is realism.

Q: America never fails to amaze me, to behonest. You guys have such a big and great tattoo scene there and so many tattoo conventions, seminars etc. There's always a room for anyone who wants to learn and grow, everything else is just an excuse in my opinion. Do you agree? What's your overall opinion on the scene?
A: I feel that yes, we have all the information that one may need to achieve their goals, the only thing is to have dedication and faith to be able to achieve the desired goals. The scene in America and around the world is incredible, full of talent and good people above all.

Q: How do you feel being part of such a big scene? Do you have any favorite artists you look up to?
A: I feel very grateful to be part of this industry. Around the world I have many favorite artists, but I think that the ones that call my attention the most, are the artists that mix realism with graffiti style.

Q: You've come a long way, but I bet you have many plans for the feature. With that talent, many doors will open for sure. What are some of the things you're looking forward to do? Are you open for guest spots or tattoo collaborations with some artists?
A: The truth is that I want to continue improving and learning to achieve more. I dream of being able to go to conventions and that the art of tattooing takes me all over the world. I would love to to some guest spots around the world and collaborate with my favorite artists.

Q: If it wasn't tattooing, what would you do? What direction would you take? I bet something cool!
A: The truth is, if it wasn't tattooing, I don't know what I would do. I always say that tattooing made me the person I am. Honestly, I don't see myself doing anything other than this.

Q: What reaction from your clients you like the most, after they see the tattoo you did on their skin?
A: When I see them happy and they give me positive feedback. I feel very happy and proud when I receive positive comments, since I started tattooing I have received many nice moments, like the first time a great tattoo pages like this post my work, great artists follow me on social media or receive my first sponsorship.

Please write down your email and studio location.
I’m based in Las Vegas Nevada
Studio - Basilica tattoo

Inkillah, Thank You so much for the interview,
Kindest Regards
The Team