tattoo interview with Molnar Adam | Pain brush Tattoo 05/11/2013
Hello Molnar Adam! Thanks so
much for taking the time to answer some questions for
Skin-Artists.com readers. Please start by telling us something about
yourself and how you got into art?
Q: Would you say that art is your first love? What kind of art interested you in the beginning?
A: It fills out a big part of my life, but I won't say it's my fist love. I was interested in every medium of art that tries to visualize the reality, but just to mention some of them: airbrush and drawing.
Q: Who is the person you are most grateful when it comes inspiration? Any influences?
A: There are many people that inspire me, therefore I don't want to mention any of them.
Q: I bet you've had lost of fun, during you art journey, how has your style developer throughout the years of experience?
A: At the beginning, I used to work on realistic tattoos in black and grey, then when I thought I have enough experience to try out something new, I started to work on color tattoos in new styles. I try to do tattoos in different styles because I don't want to get bored in any of them, but nowadays I like to work in new school and kind of cartoon style.
- Would you say that your style defines you?
I can't tell if my style defines me or not, perhaps somebody else could.
Q: Photo-realistic tattoos are really remarkable designs in your portfolio. Do you remember when the impression for this kind of work first began?
A: In my entire life I was interested in the realistic art, so for me there was no first impression to start this kind of art, it was obvious.
Q: Your color tattoos are brilliant. Would you say that
color tattoos are quite more challenging to work on?
A: No... In my opinion color and black and grey tattoos have it's own hitches.
Q: Being a creative person, must be a blast. Do you use other art mediums such as painting, photography to get inspired?
A: Of course. For realistic tattoos, some photos have to be used: I often use pictures for my tattoos, but I always do some changes on them, because I don't want to copy. And photography gives me the basic, so I would pick that.
Q: As a tattoo artist, there must be some great experiences with the customers, share some memories with us.
A: During the years I've been tattooing nothing really exciting happened... So I can't tell you any good stories yet.
- Talking about experiences... What reaction from a client makes you happy after finishing the tattoo?
Maybe when I finish their tattoo and they check it in the mirror for the first time, and they smile...Then I know that they are satisfied.
Q: Getting a tattoo is a pleasure, but doing a tattoo is even more than a pleasure - it's must be an honor. How do you feel when someone come up in your studio and just ask you to tattoo them? Do you appreciate their choice? Are you always supportive to the client's idea?
A: I always appreciate if someone come to the studio and consciously wants me to make their tattoo. I think I'm supportive about their ideas, and try to make it to the best of my knowledge.
Q: How much an artist is able to bring a new style nowadays,
when we're almost overwhelmed of the popular media?
A: I think that we can't really bring new styles, just new themes, and new technical disposals. But we will see.
Q: What's the opinion about tattoos in Budapest, Hungary?
A: Hungarian people are very creative, have good ideas, and would like to get tattooed. I could say that they are good clients. The only problem is that the most of them don't have enough money to get a tattoo, or get that amount of tattoos that they truly want. The older generations are a little bit more conservative, but nothing very serious.
Q: The last year, you worked at "Renegade Tattoo Classic" in Budapest, how was the feeling? Are you proud and simply happy about your accomplishment, since you've been working only for 2yesr now? What's the next challenge?
A: I had good and bad times in the Renegade Tattoo also, but mostly I spend good time there. I'm happy but not satisfied, because I've had and still have problems at giving back the details in the tattoos as much as I can in the drawings. I'm trying to improve it, so this is one of my challenges, and maybe this is the biggest. There are some others, like meet people and travel.
Q: Are there any inspiring artists that you would love to
A: With a Hungarian tattoo artist, who's called Tamás Baranyi, I think he is the one. His technical knowledge is very wide, and I could learn from him a lot.
Q: As an artist, what are some of your greatest challenges or obstacles you face while keeping up a busy schedule at the shop?
A: The hardest part for me is when a client doesn't know what h/she wants, and brings the changes on the tattoo over again and again. It drives me crazy, doesn't matter if its a busy day or not.
Q: What keeps you motivated and creative? Is it a person or a progress idea?
A: The idea of progress, for sure. To become better and better.
Q: Art could be a great influence on someone's personality. What is the best lesson that you've learned from your art journey?
A: I've become more conscious.
Q: Any advice for those who are starting out their career?
A: Be patient, tough, and hard-working, learn how to draw, search for a master from you can learn, and respect the "old people" in the tattooing trade, because they treaded the path for us.
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