The story of Pouria
Being a tattoo apprentice is no easy task. While you’re trying to start your career, most people will ask to see a portfolio, which you do not necessarily have! This is why having a good mentor is key to becoming a good tattoo artist. I had the chance to meet with Pouria, a 37 years old tattoo apprentice in Montreal at studio Tattoo Abyss, in Griffintown.
Who is Pouria?
Arrived in 2016 in Montreal, Pouria is a 37 years old tattoo apprentice from Tehran, Iran. Having a degree in visual arts in painting and drawing, he participated in multiple galleries between 2009 and 2015. Tattooing being illegal in Iran, he had to learn the art of tattooing by himself by trial and error.
What pushed him to become a tattoo artist?
Drawing since he was a child, his passion for arts led him directly to be a tattooist. He started tattooing in 2015 before moving to Montreal but decided to get an apprenticeship in Montreal when he moved in 2016.
Did he have any background in arts before starting to tattoo?
Pouria has a degree in visual arts from Tehran in painting and drawing.
When did he start to tattoo?
Pouria started to tattoo in Iran in 2015 but quickly moved to Montreal due to tattoos being illegal in Iran.
What style of tattoo does he do?
When he started, Pouria refused to focus on one style. He accepted all projects coming his way and learn from them. Nowadays, most of his flashes are in illustrative style and he would love to improve and grow more in that style. He loves working on custom tattoos, as long as it touches his style. He’s also able to do cover-up tattoos. To see more of Pouria’s tattoos, you can visit his Instagram!
What type of projects would he like to do more often?
Pouria would love to work on anything that touches his style. He’s open to any type of project at the moment.
What inspires him during the process of a tattoo?
During the process, Pouria takes a lot of inspiration from the clients’ ideas. He thinks that inspiration is necessary for the artist’s growth.
What was one of his favorite projects he did?
One of his favorite projects was also one that was really challenging to do. It was a big combination of elements that had a symbolic meaning for the client. Being in his style of work, Pouria had to work to make sure the tattoo was big enough to show the details and that the tattoo had the flow of the muscle movement of the body and its shape.
If you are interested in a booking with Pouria, you can visit our website and book an appointment with him!
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