I’ve never been the biggest fan of holidays but I enjoy organising events in the studio and why only paint eggs if you could paint yourself! And just like that, the “brush-stroke” flash tattoo day was born.
Everyone that knows me well is aware that my primary medium remains digital: flawless and entirely controllable. However for this event, I went for something special and unique: painting acrylic brush strokes on paper. Those would become tattoos. Uncontrollable, wild and creative. I constantly tell my students to get out of their comfort zone – that’s how awesome and unique art is created. Very surprisingly I myself was happy with my spontaneous mini-designs.
Pinterest also inspired me to add a little DIY workshop into the corner of my studio – to specify, I found out that temporary tattoos stick very successfully onto eggshells as well. Having tested it at home, I have to admit it’s super fun! My inner child really jumped out to play with tiny bunny tattoos. Stickers ordered from AliExpress were more than enough.
Flash-tattoo days have always been successful and positive events. This time around (thanks to my apprentices who were helping out) I managed to finish a record number of 8 cute little tattoos. I let my clients choose their own colours and I was happy to have the majority pick colourful designs. Tempo and vibe was great: people were having fun in the DIY corner and enjoyed a sugar overdose – just give me a reason to order muffins from Suhkruhaldjad (trans: Sugar Fairies)! Obviously, they had prepared Easter-themed cupcakes. How nice of my clients to think I made them!
I was so happy to see both old and new faces! Awesome to have people not only come for tattoos but to just check out the event and take part in the fun. After 8 hours of tattooing, I was pretty cross-eyed but it was so worth it! Can’t wait for the next flash-day.
What flash-tattoo event theme would you like to see?