Since :-15 Years
Favorite Tattoo Artist :-Bob Tyrrell, and Dmitriy Samohin.
Location:-New Delhi and Gurgaon
What inspired you to become a tattoo artist?
I wanted to do something different and I found tattooing quite different from all other professions. I first saw tattoos in a magazine, and was fascinated to say the least. The fascination turned into an obsession after I got my first tattoo and then I wanted to do it and not just get it.
Have you ever taken formal art training from a younger age or are you self-taught?
I’m a self-trained artist and travelled all across the world to work at different shops and to attend tattoo conventions. My limbs bear the signs of my trials, beginning with the ambigram on my left hand which read both Devil and Angel. There was no looking back. My trials soon extended to my father, friends, their friends, and beyond..
From where are your personal art and designs inspired?
My early inspiration was Bob Tyrrell, when I started tattooing his work struck me the most because of his flawless realism and that is why my work has taken the direction towards realism and portraits.
Which body parts are you most comfortable making a tattoo on?
As an artist, there couldn’t be a better canvas than the human body and I’m comfortable tattooing almost all body parts.
What are your biggest challenges as a tattoo artist?
After doing portraits and realism for more than a decade and not drawing so much I think I still have the scope to do better in illustrative and custom tattoo but finding time to draw is a challenge especially when I have a 2.5 years old son.
ABOUT Devil’z Tattooz by Lokesh Verma
Devil’z tattooz is India’s premier tattoo studio founded by India’s first Internationally experienced/ award winning tattoo artist Lokesh verma, who has worked in some of the best studios in the world like Paul booth’s Last Rites, NYC, Off the Map, MA, The Grand tattoo lodge, CA, Monsters under your bed and Andy Engel tattoo, Germany and many more studios in Italy, Amsterdam, Sweden, Denmark, Australia etc. Lokesh holds the Guinness World Record for tattooing the maximum number of Flags on a persons body and hosts celebrity clientele from all over India who flock to New delhi to get a piece of his artwork. Lokesh is also the founder of the biggest tattoo festival of India, The Heartwork tattoo festival which takes place every first weekend of December at IG stadium in New delhi which hosts over 200 of the best International and Indian tattoo artists. He is one of India’s finest Tattoo Artist. Devil’z Tattooz is the biggest chain of tattoo studios in Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida NCR with 12 resident artists. It was started by Lokesh Verma in 2003 after observing a lack of professional tattoo shops in Delhi/India. It has been rated one of the best tattoo parlours in India by GQ magazine online. They are a bunch of internationally experienced and creative artists who have worked at places like USA, Germany, Paris, Amsterdam, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and they are working towards exceeding international standards of tattooing in term of work and hygiene in India. They provide Tattoo training also and a lot of established artists have interned at Devil’z tattooz.