Tattoo Artist: Pino Savnik

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All photographers have their  favourite subjects to capture and mine would be people that are doing something with great passion, which led me to camp up in Pino’s studio for hours trying to capture what he’s all about. Pino Savnik is a co-owner of a Ljubljana tattoo studio called Brown&Black and you can tell that he absolutely loves what he does. His favourite styles are hipsterish geometric tattoos and black&grey realistics, and his studio is all about good vibes. I can pretty much assure you that you won’t get bored for a second while you’re in his hands. During our couple of late night interviews I’ve heard some amazing stories, you would not believe the kind of shit sometimes goes down in his studio and the story of how he got into tattooing is pretty fucking crazy, but you’re gonna have to visit his studio to hear all about that. All I can tell you for now is that it involved a late night call, a bunch stupid friends, Chinese letters and a shitload of beer. You can imagine that the road to owning his own studio was quite long and hard, but Pino knows how to roll his sleeves and dive in all the work. I don’t even know how many times I saw him work way afterhours, but that’s not a problem if you love what you do and you’re passionate about it. And that passion is seen on every piece of skin that his needle touches.

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What would you be doing if you weren’t a tattoo artist?
I don’t have a clue. I’d probably stay in design and drawing

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve tattooed?
Hmmmmm, there were a lot of wishes, but I’ve only done a few. Snowflake on the butt, cupcake on the butt… Basically anything I’ve tattooed on the ass was pretty much golden.

What’s your goal in life?
To become a ninja! …. Goal is: good tattoos, tattoos, tattoos, tattoos, aaaaaaaaaam, tattoos!

What about tattooing attracts you so much?
Tattoos in general, the stories behind them, the designs, the creativity, the jokes, the laughs, the whole thing! It’s a whole experience!

Do aliens exist?
We’re all aliens in a way 😀

What’s the worst thing about your job?
When I finish a long-term project (sleeves, leg pieces), I have a feeling like I just lost a buddy and I won’t see him for a while.

What are your plans for the future?
Next year I’m doing A LOT of travelling, visiting many conventions and studios.. And long term plans are not for the public (:

How would you describe your tattoo studio?
RELAXED. Jokes, tattoos, laughter, beer, rap music.

What advice would you give other tattoo artist that are just starting out?
Do it with your heart, not because you want to fill your wallet. Tattooing is a process and you WON’T make it in two weeks! Take it easy, respect your history and respect your colleges.

 

 

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Vsi fotografi imajo najljubši motiv in moj so ljudje, ki počnejo nekaj z veliko strasti, kar me je pripeljalo do ur “kampiranja” v Pinotovem studio, v poskusih, da bi ujel njegovo bistvo. Pino Savnik je solastnik Ljubljanskega tatu studia Brown&Black in lahko je ugotoviti, da ima izjemno rad kar počne. Njegova najljubša stila sta hipsterska geometrija ter črno-siva realistika, njegov studio pa temelji na “good vibeu”. Zagatovim vam lahko, da vam v njegovih rokah niti za sekundo nebo postalo dolgčas. Med najinimi poznimi intervjuji sem slišal kar nekaj izjemnih zgodb, nebi vrjeli kakšne nore stvari se včasih dogajajo v studio, zgodba o tem kako je Pino začel z tetoviranjem pa je popolnoma neverjetna, ampak da izveste vse to boste pač morali obiskati studio. Vse kar vam lahko povem zdaj je da je začetek vseboval pozen večerni klic, par usekanih prijateljev, kitajske črke in ogromne količine piva. Lahko si predstavljate, da je bila pot do lastnega tatu studio dolga in naporna, ampak Pino zna zavihati rokave in zagrizti v delo. Niti nevem kolikokrat sem ga zalotil delati precej kasneje od zapiralnega časa, ampak to ni težava, če imaš rad to kar delaš in se tega lotiš z vso strastjo. In ta strast se vidi na vsakemu kosu kože, ki se ga Pinova igla dotakne.

 

Kaj bi delal če nebi tetoviral?
Niti sanja se mi ne. Vrjetno bi ostal v dizajnerskih vodah in risanju.

Kaj je najneumnejša stvar, ki si jo tetoviral?
Hmmm blo je velik želj, samo sm jih samo par naredu. Snežinka na rit, cupcake na rit…Vglavnem vse kar je na riti je ponavad zlata vredno.

Kaj je tvoj cilj v življenju?
Postati ninda! …..cilj je: dobri tatuji, tatuji tatuji tatuji…ammmm tatuji 😀

Kaj te pri tetoviranju tako privlači?
Tatuji na sploh, zgodbe za njimi, dizajni, kreativnost, zajebancija, smeh vse skupaj! Celo doživetje pri tetoviranju!

Ali vesoljci obstajajo?
hahahahaha vsi smo po svoje vesoljci 😀

Kaj je najslabša stvar pri tvoji službi?
Hmmmm ko zaključim dolg projekt (rokavi, noge..)…mam filing k da še kolega zgubim in ga ne bom neki časa vidu 🙂 smrk smrk 😛

Kakšni so tvoji plani za prihodnost?
Nasledn let mislm VELIKO potovati in obiskati kr nekej konvencij in studijov…dolgoročni plani pa niso za javnost 😉

Kako bi opisal svoj tattoo studio?
SPROŠČEN :D…zajebancija, tatuji, smeh, pivo, rap muska.

Kakšen nasvet bi dal tetovatorjem, ki ravno začenjajo?
Loti se s srcem in ne zaradi potrebe po težji denarnici. Tetoviranje je proces in NE bo ti uspelo v dveh tednih! Vzemi si ga na izi in spoštuj zgodovino in konkurenco.

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