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A lot of my inspiration comes from the elegance and simplicity in nature. Movement plays an important role in my work; I love making tattoos that move as your body moves, that constantly change perspective. 

In my work I like to ask myself what can I take away but still keep the essence of a subject? How much, or little, do I really need to create an interesting visual story? This results in unique designs that leave room for one’s own interpretation. In combination with placement and playing with the natural lines of the body it creates bespoke tattoos with lots of dynamic that compliment the body. 

One of the reasons I like to work large scale is because it creates space to amplify things. It allows you to zoom in, blow it up and take it out of proportion and that’s something that triggers my imagination. It allows space to play with textures and gradients. 

I work very intuitively; find out in the moment what works and what needs adjusting. This sense of freedom creates the space I need to get the best results. Therefore my designs are never the same as they are always adjusted to fit your body. The details, the textures, they only emerge once i’m tattooing. This demands me to be in the moment, making my tattoo practise a very mindful process. I pour my heart and soul into my projects, and it is always an honour to be entrusted with such a transformation. 

I work from my own studio at the iconic Wolvenplein in Utrecht.
You can find me in other studios regularly as a guest.


I’m always eager to work alongside other artists in studios around the world. Feel like I should visit your studio/city? Get in touch and maybe we can make it happen in the future.