Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Featured Tattoo Artist - Christof Giebe

Name: Christof Giebe
Age: 28
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany

What attracted you to tattooing?

 Since I can hold a pen, I'm basically drawing. I thought tattooing was always fascinating.

How did you get into the industry?

 I went to a tattoo shop to sell some flash sets I drew and the guys there wanted to hire me instantly. So since I was done with school and my apprenticeship, I took the chance.

Was it hard to find an apprenticeship?

 no ;);)

How many years have you been tattooing?

 8 years

What inspires you?

 My clients first of all and the many books I spend most of my money on. And of course music.

Who are your favourite tattoo artists?

 Thomas Hooper
Matt Shamah
Chad Koeplinger
Marek Najman
Christoph Adam
but there are so many more.

How would you describe your tattoo style?

 A mix between traditional and my own but I don't think i found MY style yet.

What have you learned in your years in the industry?

 First of all respect. Hard work ain't that bad, bold will hold. Every day you learn something new. and every now and then you need to take a day off.

What advice do you have to people considering careers in tattooing?

 Don't take it too easy. Tattooing is hard work. You have alot of responsibility but also you have to have fun doing it. drawing, drawing, drawing, drawing.......... 

 What are some of the best things you have experienced as a result of your career?

 I  have met really cool people and made good friendships and because of tattooing I am able to travel to different countries all around the world.

 Where do you currently tattoo?

 Needful Things, Kaiserslautern, Germany.