What Has Sein Die Mdsi

MEMORABLE TAITOO PROJECT V É

I HAT YOU'VE WORKED ON?

H the Ganesh project on ^

^B nervous going into it ^B because we did the headfirst and ,', H as we were doing the head he . came up with the idea for doing

the rest of the body and I thought. ^

it would work quite well with the whole mouth in the armpit thing. We had a few consultations and I drew it on him first and I was really, really nervous about it when we started it.

YOU JUST OIDK'I THINK IT WAS GOING TO WORK WELL?

I thought it was 'gonna work, 1 didn't know it was 'gonna work, and it worked out really well. It's a really impressive tattoo and it's really different, I think, in the way that it was laid out and the way that it does work, it does have that sort of 3D element or that realistic living feel to it, so when he moves his arm around the trunk moves and the whole moutli thing. Up to tliis point, although I've done a lot of original stuff, I think that's the one that stands out the most.

HAVE YOU GOT ANY MORE WORK PLANNED FOR YOURSELF?

Yeah, I'm in the process of collecting tattoo machines, which is not happening as quickly as I'd like it to happen, but yeah I'm just trying to fill up my entire left leg with tattoo macliines done by different people, so everybody could do their own original version of a tattoo machine. It's the equivalent of putting stickers on a suitcase as you travel the world, you have this one little stamp by this person that you either know or you really admire that you might not have a close relationship with but at least they tattooed you.

body it's just stuff that I'd rather not have to deal with.

a lot of smiles on a 1 lot of people's faces.' There's notliing bad 1 could say about the work itself or the lifestyle that comes along with it.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT DOING WHAT YOU DO?

From a selfish point of view, it epitomises whenever you hear someone say 'it's great to do something you love for a living', because it's not only what you're actively, physically, technically doing, which is very challenging and very fulfilling, and a lot of fun, and very creative; it's just something that naturally causes you to want to keep moving forward and want to progress and get better. There is also something extremely fulfilling when you ttiink about the responsibility involved in what you're doing to people, and how you're changing someone physically for the rest of their life. And you put

ARE THERE ANY PARIS Of THE BODY YDU WON'T TATTOO?

I won't get terribly private, no. We just got a call here a couple of weeks ago from some porn star who wanted writing around her asshole and we all refused to do it. It's got nothing to do with whether you're male or female, it's got nothing to do with sexuality, it's just, I could find better ways to spend my time. And to tattoo as well because usually when you get into some nooks and crannies it's just difficult. It's difficult to tattoo, period, but, you know, when you're working on certain parts of the

CLIENTS THEN? TELL ME

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