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An interview with a very talented tattoo artist Alina Iron Mommi from the beautiful Blumberg in Baden-Württemberg Germany


How did you get started with tattooing, and where is your studio located? Are you working as a guest artist, and what do you do for a living?

Hello. My name is Alina Iron Mommi, I am an artist of black and gray realism. Even as a child, my parents saw my talent for drawing and I went to study at art school. In total, I graduated from 3 art schools and studied to become an architect. That’s why my whole life has been connected with art. I also spent a long time doing nail painting, portraits, animals, etc., but this art is short-lived. And my husband often said that my talent would be wasted and I should do something more lasting. That’s how I came to tattooing. I live in Germany, work in a studio in Blumberg. I’m not doing guest visits at the moment because the studio is booked months in advance.

I live in Germany, work in a studio in Blumberg

How would you describe what you do?

First of all, my work is a hobby, so I never feel burnout or apathy. Also my work is an opportunity to leave a mark on a person’s life

When did you know you wanted to become a tattoo artist?

I always knew that I would be involved in art, so it was only a matter of time.

How did you get started?

I have been drawing all the time as long as I can remember. But I decided to approach tattoo training thoroughly and found myself a mentor. he gave an excursion into the world of tattoos, and then – every day I tried to become better than yesterday. Hundreds of watched videos on YouTube, dozens of master classes allowed me to quickly reach a level that many masters need years of hard work to achieve.

What does your work entail?

I help my clients stand out from the crowd of tattooed people

What do you feel was one of your biggest struggles?

I can’t call difficulties a problem. if these are some technical failures, I simply analyze how I can prevent this in the future.

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What do you like about what you do?

I love seeing my client’s emotions at the end of a project, it’s priceless!

What do you dislike?

I categorically do not like copying, especially from someone else’s skin. This is when a client brings a photo of someone else’s tattoo and asks to copy it 1 to 1. I think that being unique is much cooler than a parody. That’s why I fight to the last to convey this idea to the client!

How much money do you make as a tatoo artist?

Since you are a magazine that can be read all over the world, the figures given will not tell you anything until you find out the prices in the store. so I will say this – that a certain comfort is easy to achieve if you do quality work.

Do you have a formal art background? I already answered a little earlier; that I studied at three art schools and as an architect.

What sparked your desire to take classes? What are you specializing in?

I specialize in realistic tattoos. I’m also currently publicizing my technique for bleaching old tattoos before covering them up. This is a unique technique that allows you to lighten tattoos in the shortest possible time without using a laser. my development is called “smart-preparing”.

How do you think your formal art training has now affected your tattoo work?

Certainly! this speeded up my progress significantly. And it also helps a lot when you need to restore someone else’s old tattoos without a reference. And you must understand where the light/shadow/highlights are and other important aspects of the transmission of light and shadow for a realistic perception.

What education or skills are needed to do this?

I believe that any person who touches skin with a needle should have at least an academic course in drawing.

How would you describe your personal artistic style?

at the moment I am increasingly making futuristic portraits with elements of graffiti and street fashion. And of course, I don’t forget about the usual realistic tattoos

What is most challenging about what you do?

Sometimes the hardest thing is to convince a person with a bad idea that it is a bad idea and that it needs to be remade to make it beautiful.

Languages

English/Russian/Little bit German

Instagram:

@iron_mommi

Location: Blumberg Germany

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