Tattoo artist Elena Fedchenko has traveled virtually throughout Europe. It was just some years in the past when Lena labored in a easy workplace constructing. We talked together with her about why doing what you like is so essential and what tattoos will probably be widespread within the subsequent few years.
- Lena, when did you understand that you simply needed to finish the workplace routine and develop into a tattoo artist?
I had a pleasant well-paid job and one second I noticed that I used to be not having any enjoyable. I made a decision to stop after which came upon that my buddy, a tattoo artist, was opening his personal studio. He was the one who created my very first tattoo and now our paths crossed once more and I made a decision that it was my time to offer somebody a tattoo.
I can’t say it was some excessive stage of stress. There was extra pleasure and a sense of one thing new. Normally, I feel that some issues in life needs to be handled much less critically. For those who begin to complicate every thing by yourself, it is extremely troublesome to realize the specified end result afterward. And in addition to, I all the time beloved to attract. I graduated from artwork faculty after I was a toddler and people 5 years have been filled with pleasure.
- How did you select your personal type? I do know that each tattoo artist has a novel one.
At first, I used to be attempting the type of my colleagues. It is vitally essential to know that the studio required all of those guys to be extremely skilled. In a aggressive setting like that, it’s important to enhance your expertise a method or one other. When my technical expertise have been ample I selected a brand new fascinating course for myself. It was botany and floral ornaments. I paid consideration to the truth that lots of my shoppers needed these specific tattoos. Truly, this subject is all the time related, it’s going to by no means exit of vogue. In the intervening time I’m typically requested to make tattoos with the picture of poppies, for instance.
- Are you continue to working within the type of microrealism?
Sure, that is one other course that I actually admire. In truth, these are small tattoos, however with a photographic stage of element. I’m satisfied that this type may also be widespread for a very long time. No less than for the subsequent couple of years. Tattoos will get smaller and extra complicated. Expertise doesn’t standstill. I’m continuously searching for traits, new gear, and new tattoo approaches. It’s not solely concerning the inventive part. There are different features of the career: injure pores and skin much less, pace up the work with out sacrificing high quality and so on. That’s why I’ve by no means gotten uninterested in this career for therefore a few years. I all the time see one thing new, an opportunity to develop up and be taught one thing.
- In any case, not solely do you give tattoos, however you’ve your personal studio, is it proper?
The story with my very own studio began three years in the past. I earned a sure sum of money, discovered some area to hire, purchased gear, and employed cool folks. I used to be all the time open to cooperation, and if I noticed that an individual did one thing fairly unique and weird, I supplied them a job. However I imagine that every one tasks dwell now not than three years, so I needed to say goodbye to the studio. It was a extremely nice expertise.
- Do you all the time handle to discover a widespread language with a model new consumer?
I’ve been working within the business for fairly a very long time and it’s simple for me to get on the suitable facet of any consumer. I do know what phrases to say if they’re fearful or have doubts. After all, it is extremely essential to not push and I by no means try this. I imagine that there’s a particular bond between an artist and a consumer, you simply want time. Additionally, it’s crucial to know what emotional state you’re in proper now. For instance, when I’m confused, tense shoppers come to me. If I really feel on prime of the world, sturdy and assured personalities present up. Anyway, that is the way it works for me. You entice a sure viewers and you’re feeling interested in sure folks too.