My whole life I have been drawing and creating. My mother, who is also an artist, has always helped me and encouraged me to be creative even when it was doing ”illegal” grafitti during the early 90´s. Her work ethic and stamina for never giving up has been a true inspiration to me.
I am almost never satisfied with my work and always strive to do better and develop as an artist. We travelled a lot when I was young and as a grown up my travels have continued. I find it inspirational and also to be able to travel for work and meet other creative artists from all over the world and exchange knowledge is great.
When I started tattooing back in the mid 90´s, we had to hitch hike down to Holland to get inspiration and equipment, we where pretty much left to ourselfves to learn up here in Sweden. It was through grafitti that I got in contact with tattooing and as for most tattooers during thoose times, my career start was in tribals. Soon I started working in Japanese style and it is really a style I love and I am fortunate to be concentrationg on since over a decade now.
My work is often large and I think one of my strengths is my ability to make the tattoo flow with customers' body, both background and main motifs. I am always striving to create something new and push myself to new levels in my work. For a new project it can sometimes be days at the drawing table. Over the years, I have been inspired by many talented artists and I see many new young peolpe out there that blow my mind.
Why I use Cheyenne
I first started using Cheyenne in 2015. For me it was so nice to finally have a machine that works consistently, no need for finetuning and after years of trying to master the mechanics and finetuning of different coil machines, this was revolutionary. Today I go to work pick up my machine and start working, I have no bad machine days anymore. The lightness and balance of the HAWK PEN is great and it sometimes feels like im drawing on the skin, I forget that I am holding a machine. I do everything with my HAWK PEN, Lining, shading, solid color and fine details. Also for travel its so convenient, I used to need to pack a bunch of different machines, now its just the HAWK PEN.
It's a revolutionary invention. The quality check and the pride they take in the process of the making of both the machines and safety cartridges system is pioneering.