Elisabet

I really got interested in alternative looks during my teenage years. Up to a certain age, I was an ordinary girl with blonde hair, but then I started to feel I want to express myself with my appearance. I was fascinated by different kinds of body modifications but still wanted to keep my own looks … Continue reading Elisabet

Artist in Spotlight: Annika Koivukorpi

I went to study theatre nine years ago right after comprehensive school. There I got the idea that one day I’d become a tattoo artist. When I told my friend about it, she burst into laughter and after that, the idea was never brought up again. I’ve been drawing and painting since I was little, … Continue reading Artist in Spotlight: Annika Koivukorpi

Roope

When I was younger, I used to draw tattoo designs for other people just for fun. Mostly they were tribal tattoos, which people brought with them to a tattoo shop then and tattooed on their skin. At some point, someone asked whether I should purchase my own tattooing equipment. As a result, I ended up … Continue reading Roope

Aleksandra

I was 18 years old when I got my hands on a tattoo machine for the first time. My first tattoos were mostly small, smeary pieces made with a cheap China-made tattooing machine, which I used to practice on myself, my brothers and so on. I’ve always loved drawing and been fascinated by tattoos. There were times … Continue reading Aleksandra

Julianna

When I was six years old, my family rented a cottage in Northern Finland. People often tend to leave their stuff at rental cottages, and this time we found a little book that was full of old runes. Even though I couldn’t read, I fell in love with the pictures in the book. There were … Continue reading Julianna

Tiina

My name is Tiina and I’m 36 years old. I’ve been getting new tattoos as good ideas have come into my mind – or, sometimes, not-so-good ideas. All my tattoos remind me of something that is dear to me. I was 19 years old when I got my first tattoo on my shoulder. It was … Continue reading Tiina

Jarkko (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Olen työskennellyt erityislasten koulunkäynnin ohjaajana yli kymmenen vuotta. Kun aloitin työni vuonna 2007, tatuoinnit eivät olleet ehkä niin yleinen juttu kuin nykyään. Alkuaikoina käytin pitkähihaista paitaa töissä kesät talvet, koska en halunnut, että tatuoinneista koituisi ongelmia. Vuosien varrella tatuointeja kuitenkin alkoi näkyä yhä enemmän myös opettajilla, jolloin päätin itsekin, ettei enää ole syytä piilotella omia … Continue reading Jarkko (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Jarkko

I’ve been working as a special needs assistant in comprehensive school for over ten years now. When I first started my job in 2007, tattoos weren’t as common as they are nowadays. In the beginning, I used to wear long-sleeved shirts all year round, because I didn’t want my tattoos to cause any trouble at … Continue reading Jarkko

Lassi (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Ensimmäinen tatuointini peitettiin jo kauan sitten. Tein joskus nuorena itselleni oikein sellaisen klassisen linnatatuointikoneen ja tatuoin sillä itselleni pikkukuvan nilkkaan. Ehdin tehdä kavereillekin muutaman kuvan samalla koneella, mutta tajusin onneksi aika pian, että ehkä on kuitenkin parempi antaa muiden hoitaa homma jatkossa. Koska olen 90-luvun nuori, seuraavat tatuointini olivat isohkot tribaalit selkään ja oikeaan käteen. … Continue reading Lassi (Suomeksi/In Finnish)