BERLIN PORTRAIT # 10
Berlin’s premier Tattooist talks Art and Jesus Christ.
Words: Mark Fernyhough
Portraits: Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit
Which area do you consider your ‘hood?
Friedrichshain, I’m originally from Essen.
What do you do here?
Tattooing and finding out what it means to be a mother.
Who has most inspired you?
Through all those years there have been many different artists inspiring me in my work.
When it comes to life, there are only a few names… like Jesus Christ, Nikola Telsa and Albert Einstein.
Why did you move to Berlin?
Because it’s the capital of freedom, where people never grow old, just live happily ever after….
What most fascinates you about the city?
What are the strangest things which have occurred in your life?
I’ve seen some weird shit….
Who is your most read author?
What are your preferred Berlin watering holes?
8MM-bar, Bassy, Wilde Renate, Kater Holzig.
Which shops do you frequent?
Le Coup and Soma.
Can you recommend any Tattoo Parlors?
Depends on the style that is wanted…. there are shit-loads of amazing artists in this town.
What is your most disliked area of Berlin?
Simon-Dach-Strasse on a Saturday.
What else do you not endorse about Germany’s Capital?
Superficialities and social credibilities based on how much you party.
What are your hopes for the future?
Love, peace, happiness and arts.
Do you believe in the afterlife?
I believe in the immortality of the soul.