Interview with Krzysztof Szymeczko by Iva Kancheska 05/12/2011
Q: How much time was necessary for you to get into this great level?
A: I do not think that the level of what I do is a super high, there are many artists who are at that level, that I can only bow his forehead ... It took me 6-7 years to have any, but I do it a little longer as I wrote earlier, but does not treat that time as tattooing seriously.
Q: In which designs you find most creative freedom?
A: I guess all you can really do "cool", is a matter of customer relations and ideas and skills of the person who has done. If something does not "feel" it proposes to someone else to do the job. Most fun for me is to combine the face, some realistic things with some other elements, background color, etc. .. and of course the client flexibility:)
Q: The clients could be crazy, weird, when they came into your studio. What was the crazies reaction from a client ever? Hm any memories to share whit us?
A: Hmm perhaps there were some strange and funny stories, but at this moment not think of anything specific ... Every day in the studio is unique. New people, different situations of other stories, etc.
Q: After your long tattoo journey, do you have any "dream piece" undone?
A: Honestly I don't think about that, I hope I'll have a lot of exciting projects to do.
Q: Art could be a great influence on someone's personality. What is the best lesson that you've learned from your tattoo journey?
A: That we must not give up and you need to be persistent and patient in pursuit of goals.
Q: I suppose you are traveling a lot. How many often do you go on tattoo conventions? Any good memories on your mind you'd like to share with us?
A: Not specifically, but I think that next year would be a little change. I usually visit 3-4 conventions a year. Each convention is something cool, nice, a chance to meet old friends, seeing something new.
Q: What's the best and worst part of being a full time artist?
A: Is probably the best opportunity to do what you really like, freedom, continuous development, and the worst ... hmm .... perhaps this lack of time and that your job does not end really there at the stroke of a specific hour, it's a constant work on each other and other projects.
Q: Do you have any advice for the beginners?
A: Honestly, I don't feel as the right person to give advice, but if I have to... Be patient, not be discouraged, and if you can not give the most - completely, do not start at all. Being a tattoo artist is a full-timer, and not work from-to.
Q: What are your feature plans? Things that you would like to do and have not done yet?
A: I hope more and better work, visits a little more of the international conventions, some guest spots.
This year I finished my trips, and early next year definitely all the information about upcoming conventions and guest spots will be on my website www.symptomtattoos.com Thanks very much for the opportunity.