I translate stories and emotions into drawings on people's skin.

I started my career as a tattoo artist in the year 2000. Drawing has been a fundamental part of my life since childhood and most of my inspiration came from comics, old prints, music and album cover designs. I think this influence is still visible in my work, using lots of black as well as bold and fine lines that interact with dot work. I´ve got my first tattoo when I was 19 years old. Back then, we´re talking early ´90s, it was quite difficult to find a tattoo artist in my area. I started buying all Tattoo Magazines possible and my passion was born. Now I´m a resident tattoo artist at Blut & Eisen Berlin. A shop that always has been one of the most influencing tattoo shops in whole Europe and that I have read a lot about in magazines in the past. ..and now here I am.
“My aim is to always create an unique and exclusive tattoo for every customer and to never replicate any of my work. Each and every one of the tattoos that I do is my very own interpretation, based on my customers ideas, feelings and personality. "
- Ivan