If you are searching for a tattoo artist in the Milton Keynes area, you landed at the right place. If you just searched for tattoo Milton Keynes or tattooist Milton Keynes, that's fine. As a matter of fact, I work at Inkantations Tattoo Studio in Towcester, just outside MK.
Let me first introduce myself; I'm Csaba [ˈtʃɒbɒ] and I have been tattooing for more tan 10 years. It wasn't always like this. I did many things before, until I finally fell in love with tattooing. It became my life. I always felt/still feel a strong attraction to the “Arts” in any shape and form. Tattooing was that rebellious and most powerful art form that got me. Through tattooing, I found my way to creativity and eased my hunger for art.
I often get asked questions such as: Why did you choose to tattoo? Why did you start to tattoo?
First of all, in the beginning, I just felt that this is what I like and want to do. Later, the same question arose from time to time in me as well. Why am I tattooing?
Of course, I went through some changes as everybody does. Life can always surprise you :). Probably, the “why” has evolved over the years as well.
I certainly wasn't for the money at the beginning; there was hardly any money in it. Neither was it for the fame. Nor because “it's so cool” to be a tattoo artist. Then really, why?
Tattooing has a charming, magical and mystical glow to it because it can change your appearance for life. It could mark a spiritual turning point in your life. It is a constant, present pain that makes you forget all your daily problems, or at least focus is moved away from them for the period of tattooing.
But still, this was not my "why". As I got older, I realised and discovered that tattooing is not about me! I found out that I am just the tool for the clients to express themselves. I figured out that tattooing is nothing more than a service. The customers give me their ideas and trust, and we create an image on their skin. That is how I serve them.
So here is the answer for the "why": I am tattooing because this is the best way I can serve my fellow human beings with my very best skills and ability, to help them express themselves. Every hour I spend tattooing and drawing will allow me to provide a even better service. So this is not about me; it's about YOU!
If anything, then this is my tattoo story, or better, my “journey”. For me, only one achievement is important, and that is that happy face when you check out your fresh ink in the mirror.
Let me make this statement: I love tattoos. I like a big tattoo or a small tattoo. Colour tattoos and black and grey tattoos. Unusually cool tattoos, or strangely attractive tattoos.
Tattoos with a personal specification, or with a unique modification. Traditionally new tattoos and old-fashioned tattoos. Tattoos that are delicately detailed or boldly black. Swirly-girly tattoos and masculine tribal - no problem, I like it. Abstract or realistic, square or rounded, soft or harsh, watercolour or pastel, bright or dull, crazy or normal, flower and animal, people or landscape. You name it!
If you love tattoos, I love you too!
I'm happy to tattoo any style. My preference is your desire!
Now, it is vital that you have your great idea, for yourself for the rest of the life. Just think for a moment what else you decide that you will carry for life. Be unique, be original and don't copy somebody's tattoo. It's nice to have inspiration, but strive for your expression. It's difficult, because everything in life is impermanent, and even tattoos fade and desaturate after 20 or so years. Be wise and try to picture yourself - how you will look after 10 or 20 years with that tattoo? Try to avoid negative expressions such as fear, anger, hate and horror. At some point in your life, you might regret your decision. If this is what you are after, you might search for somebody who specialises in that type of tattoo. Some people like tattoos as just a decoration, like a jewel. I like even more if there is a deeper meaningful spiritual connection to their owner.
Tattoos will always be subject of liking or not liking. Fashion changes quickly. Try not to please all of the seven billion human beings. It's important that you know that is for you, and not for everybody else. Some people will love it and others will not.
Once you have thought twice about it, and if you think I could be the lucky one to help to create your tattoo, please book a consultation. It is free and usually doesn't take too long.
The benefits of it are:
- We can discuss in greater depth than over the phone or in an email
- I can meet you :)
- I could give you a quote how much it will cost
Tattoos are complicated and time-consuming things, depending on details, size and colourfulness, so please don't expect that I can tell you in an email how much it will cost. These things I mentioned here are based on my principles and are the solid base of my work/what I don't experience as work. For me, every tattoo and every person is equally special. If you interested in booking a consultation, please find my contact details further down this page.
I'm part of an excellent team at Inkantations Tattoo Studio Towcester, owned by the incredible portrait artist Miss Terri. I'm lucky enough to work next to:
- the bright and bold old-school rising Ali-Star: Tat'sOrilly
- the lovely and colorful Holly Serena,
- the studio's own graduate, fresh & talented tattooist Emma,
- the fantastic neo-traditional Naomi.
Please check out their Facebook page; all of them are great and wonderful artists. Maybe one of them will be your next tattoo artist!
I'm looking forward to hearing about you, and thanks for your visit :)