“Q Tattoos” is a tattooer who I have followed/been very impressed with for quite some time now.
Q specializes in hyper realism work, but the interesting thing is that while artists in this genre typically seem to focus on one or the other, Q is one of the few that I’ve seen that seems to have mastered both black and grey realism in addition to color realism.
I got the chance to do a written interview with him below, and hope you all enjoy the read.
You are now one of the top level artists in the realism industry for sure. What three things would you say have been most beneficial towards your growth as a tattooer?
Personally, I don’t find myself to be one of the top artists in realism; however, I think the ‘crave’ is a single important factor to help me get where I am right now. The crave for becoming like the legends we saw in the previous generation. I craved to obtain the levels and techniques and wanted to pioneer the path that no one had done it. So I had taken on more pieces and spent more time each week and month. The first three years when I started as a tattooist, I spent about 10 months per year for visiting different cities for the conventions and doing guest works around the world while being away from South Korea. During this time, I was meeting many legendary tattoo artists and looking for good clients.
Thanks for your time Q! Hopefully I’ll get to collect a tattoo from you one day. Follow Q to see more of his incredible work- @Q_Tattoos