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Tattoo Artist: Sebastian Nowacki
Sebastian Nowacki enjoyed drawing ever since he was a small child and always tries to create something unique using acrylic and oil paints. Having a life that was not textbook easy, he utilizes his experiences in developing and creating something else like creating new mixing techniques of painting and sculpture.
When Sebastian decided to make tattooing his career it was because, “I always wanted to live something unique after myself like life canvas and there is nothing better than seeing people happy after what you create.”
Never having an official apprenticeship, he feels that it was important to get to the point of tattooing without hurting anyone, thinking more about others than about money. Sebastian did however have the opportunity to work with an artist that taught him a lot of small tricks, “…and that I’m really thankful for.”
Although there have been inspirations in Sebastian’s life, he differs from many artists because he does not necessarily find inspiration within other artists work. “I think that every single tattoo (artist) should create his individual art or design for every customer.” With this mindset, Sebastian enjoys color work and likes to play with the colors as much as possible, enjoying a more realistic style “…with a little twist in it.” Clearly unique, Sebastian is intent on creating a perfect and unique style all of his own talent, and to perfect his style, Sebastian currently uses Stealth machines and Intenze ink.
Somewhat secretive on his emotions while creating his masterpieces, Sebastian feels that it is something special that not many can understand and it depends on not only the tattoo, but the customer as well, “…but nothing emotional maybe more toward art.”
It is not uncommon to receive compliments for his work, but the most important and inspirational of these is when he can see the happiness on his clients faces, coupled with the knowledge that they will remember him for the rest of their lives. At the end of the day, he believes that regardless of whether the piece is considered strange or not, it is the client’s choice as to what they have tattooed and he respects that aspect of the art.
Sebastian is also on the look out to be able to give back to the community as well. He hopes to have the opportunity to do a tattoo for charity or organize something to help others within the community.
For anyone thinking about beginning an apprenticeship, Sebastian’s advice is this: “Don’t start anything if you don’t feel strong enough in doing so. Listen to the master because it is not the big things that are important, but all of the small tricks that makes the difference in tattooing.”