Tuan

I’m from Vietnam, and I moved to Finland three years ago. First I came to study logistics and supply-change management, but then I switched to study digital marketing. I currently live in Helsinki and work as a junior growth hacker. People always ask me why Finland – that must be the most common question I … Continue reading Tuan

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

Mervi & Pinja

Pinja: My first tattoo is the wooden Superman logo. The tattoo also includes a small branch with a leaf upside down that looks like a small heart. This tattoo reminds me of a certain phase of my life and a certain person as well. The next tattoo I got was the Nautilus shell. It is … Continue reading Mervi & Pinja

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 (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Olin 18-vuotias, kun ensimmäisen kerran koskin tatuointikoneeseen. Ensimmäiset kuvat olivat lähinnä sellaisia halvalla kiinakoneella tehtyjä söherryksiä, joita harjoittelin omiin jalkoihini, veljien iholle ja vähän vaikka mihin. Olen aina piirtänyt paljon, ja tatuoinnit ovat kiinnostaneet minua aina. Välillä saatoin harjoitella useamman kerran viikossa ja pitää vaikka puolen vuoden tauon, joten en laskisi sitä vielä varsinaiseksi uran … Continue reading Aleksandra (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

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)