Since :-8 Years
Favorite Tattoo Artist :-Many
Location:-Kolkata, Germany, and Austria
What inspired you to become a tattoo artist?
From my childhood days I have been into drawings as my dad is a great artist and he always inspired me to practice art, also beside paintings I was very much passionate about playing music where I was the only one in my family who started to play music professionally. It was quite few years I started doing it professionally and as the days passed by it was becoming really difficult for me to survive through music as we were not doing a mainstream genre. At that point of time I came up with the idea of tattooing where I knew it can be a part time career where I can earn a bit of money to survive aswell as can support my music too. In 2 years of time I started understanding the importance of tattooing on someones skin though I never took up a tattoo before which I was not confident enough and seeing great artists like Dmitriy Samohin, Bullet BG, Paul Booth and many more the bug in my head started to push me more towards tattooing and from that time I took tattooing real seriously.
Have you ever taken formal art training from a younger age or are you self-taught?
Since childhood days I have been taking private art classes, but has never been to an art school. But tattooing is what I learned by myself definitely taking inspirations from different artists whom I have seen while travelling as well as when I got my tattoos. But the basic initial process was completely by my own even by building my first own tattoo machines with many household and kitchen utensils.
What do you feel was one of your biggest struggles as a tattoo artist?
I think starting with a career in a society where tattooing was a taboo even few years back is the biggest struggle. Later the biggest challenge was to make people understand that even great quality of work can be delivered in our country and specially in my city. People use to come up mostly with designs which were really old school or mostly tribal, realism and other styles were difficult things to understand for them but slowly they noticed that even style of work which they thought are delivered in western countries are done in my studio. I gained the trust and faith but these 7 years was a wonderful time for me and I think it was the struggling and the learning experience all together where my foundation was built.
From where are your personal art and designs inspired?
Since I was a kid I was always fascinated by the game of light and shades. I love nature , I love sculptures, I love travelling between different cultures, I love to experiment, I love not to stick to one style. these are the few things which always bothers my artistic views.
What are your biggest strengths as a tattoo artist?
To me the biggest strength as a tattoo artist is I think my friends, my clients, my family has the faith and trust in me.
ABOUT Lizard’s Skin tattoos by Niloy Das
Niloy Das is the owner and tattooist at Lizard’s Skin Tattoos. He is a known name in the field of Tattoo Art. From his childhood days he has been into drawings as his dad is a great artist and he always inspired him to practice art, also beside paintings he was very much passionate about playing music where he was the only one in his family who started to play music professionally. It was quite few years he started doing it professionally and as the days passed by it was becoming really difficult for him to survive through music as they were not doing a mainstream genre. At that point of time he came up with the idea of tattooing where he knew it can be a part time career where he can earn a bit of money to survive as well as can support his music too. In 2 years of time he started understanding the importance of tattooing on someones skin though he never took up a tattoo before which he was not confident enough and seeing great artists like Dmitriy Samohin, Bullet BG, Paul Booth and many more the bug in his head started to push him more towards tattooing and from that time he took tattooing real seriously.