Russian born tattoo artist working in Japanese Tattoo Style and Realism.
Started tattooing at age 17 using an ordinary sewing needle and thread- a primitive tattoo method often used in Russia during Soviet power period. In 1988 built my first tattoo machine with a ‘Sputnik’ spring powered shaver, empty ball pen cartridge, and a sharpened guitar string. That was beginning of my career.
Numerous experiments in building rotary tattoo machines from custom made parts and close partnership with Taras Shevchenko, leaded me to professional tattoo machine building.
I spend few years working in my private tattoo studio before starting traveling around Europe, working as a guest artist and attending biggest European tattoo events. Those years I also started to create my own tattoo flash sets.
Nowadays I work in Brooklyn, New York and available for appointments in few different shops. I work by custom only, so if you like my tattoo style, please, feel free to contact me and I will definitely help you to create your unique tattoo. Thanks.