“Fifty percent of my clients have no idea what they want … if it is a tattoo. They push the door of my studio and I try to open their mind to the possibilities of tattoo. ”
For Niko, this scenario is most promising. “We work together, we learn from one another and we try to create something unique. This process set the one who brings the best results” says Niko. However, Niko hastens to add that it is not in the process of reinventing the wheel. “I try to return to the classics. I painters such as Delacroix, Van Dyke, Dali and Munch and the Impressionists in general.” Based on these artists stuffed imagination, Niko believes that the tattooist and is able to direct his art to new and unexpected directions.
The fact of opening a studio Kustom Tattoo in Paris, France, allowed Niko to use artistic underlying culture. “I am a young tattoo artist and I need to grow in the arts,” says he says. Niko took courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris to complete his education in terms of proportion and depth. Before these courses, Niko had a tendency to practice a style heavily influenced by the culture of Heavy BD Metal. “I am passionate when I was younger age. It is six or seven years that I discovered comics,” says Niko. Although this influence is reflected in his tattoo, Niko stresses that it is not confined to a particular style. “It is very important for me to try to achieve what the client asks me. Therefore, I will not be confined to a particular style.” It is very important for me to try to achieve what I asked the customer. That is why I hope I continue to diversify by mixing styles to meet the needs of my clients and help them realize their ideas. “
Niko said that “some customers go to an artist because they are like style. I refuse to trap me in this way. This does not please me to do the same thing. Diversity is what motivates and increases my creativity. “To do this, sometimes Niko some technical studies for months to control every aspect. He meets regularly on the other tattoo Paris to put their ideas together and discuss their hopes and their dreams for the future of tattooing in their region. “In Paris, the tattoo is fashionable at the moment, just as in the 1990s in America. People feel that there is money to win and they open studios every corner. C ‘is one of the saddest aspects of the increased popularity of tattooing. On the positive side, it should be noted that the French are beginning to accept tattooing as a legitimate occupation and an art. This has increased the number of potential customers ” Niko says. Asked about the functioning of his studio: Kustom Tattoo, Niko indicates that the benefits of personalized approach earned him an increase in its clientele. In Paris, people have a choice of studios that offer flash all comers and those who a more creative approach, as Kustom Tattoo. The result is that customers prefer its serious approach. “I laugh in the face of tattoo that work only to earn money,” he said. “They spend ten minutes trying to convince someone to be tattooed, while I devote the day to draw for a single client. Ultimately, those who chose to welcome me.” This modus operandi based on quality has enabled Niko to increase its powers, because he was asked constantly to produce better and tattoos good. For the future, Niko vigorously pursued several goals. First, in January 2004, he opened a larger studio that he will take with his apprentice and a long list of artists invited from around the world. The studio will remain open for current use of personal space work Niko. In addition to these projects, Niko’s intention to participate in many tattoo conventions, including the much-awaited Strasbourg, France, in October 2004. It will also in California to work as a guest in several studios. Niko is eager to rush towards new horizons for the following reason, “I could not go abroad in recent years because it was important for me to make a success of Kustom Tattoo. Whereas before I was traveling around the world by air, I now travel on the skin of my customers! “