tattoo | Interview with Vezhdin BG by iva kancheska 05/05/2014

Today we're going to talk with Vezhdin Hasanov-Vezhdin BG, a tattoo artist from Bulgaria. His studio is called Tattoo Alien Studio, He's also working as guest spot artist at Tattoostudio Nadelwerk/Austria.Check out the Facebook Page-Tattoostudio Nadelwerk

Hello Vezhdin BG! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions for our readers.
In the very beginning, let's start with some basic info about you...

Q: How did you end up working as a tattoo artist? What inspired you to get into this business?
A: This happened quite accidentally. A friend of mine told me how to make a tattoo machine, so I made it and that's how I started tattooing with a hand-made machine :). Little bit later I bought a professional one. Since 2001 I work only in tattoo studios. I got inspired by the fact that I do something on people's skin that stays there forever, and the money are also good...

- How long have you been tattooing?
I've been tattooing since 1997.

Q: Tattooing is a very creative work. How do you get inspired? Do you have any influences, people you simply admire and follow their steps?
A: I'm inspired by internationally famous names in tattooing, such as Dmitriy Samohin, Jeff Gogue, Stiliyan Smokov and many others and mostly by their work.

Q: You work on many tattoo styles, how has your style developed over the years of experience?
A: My style is really changing over the years, mainly according to the customers' wishes.

Q: Do you have any favorite tattoo style?
A: Japanese, Color and Fantasy.

Q: Nowadays, people can see a huge progress in the tattoo industry. We've got new styles, new techniques, new supplies etc. How much an artist could bring something fresh and new nowadays, on a creative level? Do you work on implementing your work?
A: Every artist is unique, just like their work. We always offer something new and different to our customers, we develop all the time.

- Would you change something in your style?
Of course, I'm an artist, we are always looking for new horizons. I change my style whenever needed.

Q: Where are you now located? Please feel free to share some basic info about the shop you are working in.
A: I'm currently in Bulgaria, Varna, at Tattoo Alien Studio. I work there with my brother Aydan. We have high leveled equipment, we work with machines, paint, needles and other stuff by proven makes (trade-marks) such as: Cheyenne, Stigma, Micky Sharpz, Intenze colors, Fusion tattoo ink, Dynamic colors, Kwadron tattoo needles, T-Tech tattoo needles etc. I also work as a guest spot tattoo artist at Tattoostudio Nadelwerk.

Q: So far, do you enjoy your work? What would be the craziest thing that you've learned in working as a tattoo artist?
A: Sure I like my work, and I do it with pleasure. The craziest thing?... there are crazy people you know.. :))

Q: Have you ever thought to set up some extra level standards and plan to improve even more?
A: I always try thighs I do to be better and better.

Q: What are your plans for the near feature?
A: Plans... I don't like making big plans, they don't always work.

Q: Any art advice to the people that are just starting out their careers?
A: My advice is – Hygiene and Moral, discipline, diligence and attention to the details, 1% talent and 99% work.

Please share you contact info/website.
Bulgaria, Varna 9002
50 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd
+359 898 524814
Vezhdin Hasanov / Tattoo Alien

Tattoostudio Nadelwerk/Austria
Dr. Kossstrasse 7 / 4600 Wels, Austria
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