Interview with Otte Timar | RED LION TATTOO, HUNGARY 14/05/2012  

Q: What made you to become a tattoo artist?
A: In my family all of us have a little bit of artistic skill. In the high school I was learning enginery. You can imagine how its interested me. My older sister had a friend who was owner of a tattoo shop in Budapest. He allowed ne to watch him all day long. I had no money for a machine. For that I went to work whole summer into a construction. Saved money, bought my very first tattoo machine and started on friends.

Q: How long have you been tattooing?
A: I've been tattooing 12 years.

Q: Do you have any influences?
A: Once if you visit Budapest you will see..all the buildings, the architecture are awesome.


Q: Some people say that it is possible to be self though artist. What are your thoughts about this?
A: Basics can learn everyone with a a good mentor. After a while learning is not enough, than comes the creativity and the talent.

Q: Looking at your portfolio is a great way to get inspired. There are lots of tattoo styles that you do. What is your favorite tattoo style?
A: No I do everything. I want to be a style ( :


Q: Portraits are maybe the most remarkable designs in your portfolio. Do you remember when the impression for this kind of work first began?
A: I did my first portrait in 2003. I was so excided..sweating ...


Q: What is most challenging part in doing realistic tattoos?
A: Put something plus into it.

Q: Nowadays, people are coming up with many creative ideas for a tattoo. What was the most bizarre request ever?
A: Two "W" on the butt for a guy. It was a "WOW", I hope you understand it..( :


Q: Is there any "dream piece" undone yet?
A: A mark ryden arm sleeve...

Q: What are the most interesting experiences with the customers?
A: I have the skill to open to the people. I had clients like bank director, but a murder as well. I really like if they throw theirs masks away and being a children for a session, without learned roles.


Q: So many customers, drawings in your life, what keeps you permanently creative?
A safe background, what only a real woman can give.


Q: What is the best lesson that you've learned from you art journey?
A: "You will be what you think your able to be. Your fate is your own responsibility."


Q: They said" The real artist is never fully satisfied " There is always something new to accomplish, discover, something new to try...
A: You should ask my clients from my "just 5 minutes more "sentence...sometimes its an hour. A good tattoo is never finished!

Q: What are your goals, or things that you might want to accomplish in the next few years?
A: I wish that the tattoo society find back to the roots and will be again familiar like before!


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Thank you, Otte