I'm a graduated painter and traveling tattoo artist from Amsterdam. I now have my own tattoo and art studio in Amsterdam, but have also lived and worked in Spain, Australia and Italy among other places. To visually create is my lifelong passion. I studied Fine Art as a bachelor's, have a pre-master certificate and a Master’s degree in Art Culture and Society at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and studied classical realist art at the Florence Academy of Art. Along with tattooing I work mostly with pencils, oil colors and silk screen from time to time.
My goal is to create a unique and custom piece of art on a person's skin or canvas. One of the things I love about tattooing is being able to translate someone's thoughts into an image and eventually into tattoo ink. For larger tattoos I recommend a consultation prior to the tattoo session to work together for the best result. Tattoos are charged by an hour rate, please contact me with your idea (style, placement and approximate size) for a price estimate and appointment.
In my paintings I love to combine bright colors, patterns, classical symbolism and modern day iconography. I want to explore the boundary between timeless content and temporary movements or imagery. This can take form in placing a religious Icon in a modern context, or using detailed oil painting alongside crudely painted brushstrokes. My experience in tattooing has influenced my artworks in a notable sense. It has greatly increased my attention to detail en overal ‘readability’ of a work. What I hope to achieve is to spark thought, inspiration and beauty through my art.
If you're curious about my works, stay posted through my website or social media.
“The craft and execution of a work, be it a tattoo or a painting, matter to me. I always strive to improve my technical skills”