Συνδυάζοντας τις μεγάλες ικανότητές μου στο σχέδιο, με τις ενδελεχείς μου γνώσεις σε θέματα υγιεινης, παρέχω την τελευταία τεχνολογία στο τατουάζ με σύγχρονες μεθόδους, αυστηρές αρχές υγιεινής, ευρωπαικά πρότυπα, και δημιουργώ μοναδικά έργα τέχνης για τους πελάτες μου, τα οποία αποτυπώνονται μόνιμα στο κορμί τους.
Επίσης στον ελεύθερο μου χρόνο ασχολούμε με τη ζωγραφική, τον σχεδιασμό ιστιοσελίδων, και το σχεδιασμό έργων όπως λογότυπα, κάρτες, πορτρέτα, για ανθρώπους που θέλουν κάτι συγκεκριμένο και αποκλειστικό.
Θεωρώ το τατουάζ μια μοναδική μορφή τέχνης πουδεν μοιάζει με καμία άλλη. Και αυτό διότι το τατουάζ είναι μόνιμο, πολύ προσωπικό και ακριβό. Αυτή η μορφή τέχνης σου δίνει την δυνατότητα όχι μόνο να δημιουργήσεις έργα τέχνης στο κορμί των πελατών σου τα οποία πολλές φορές προβάλλουν κομμάτια της ζωής τους, το παρελθόν , το μέλλον ή και την ενέργεια που αυτοί κουβαλούν μέσα τους, αλλά επίσης σου δίνουν την δυνατότητα να γνωρίσεις την ψυχή του ατόμου, τον εσωτερικό τους κόσμο, και να δημιουργήσεις ένα τατουάζ το οποίο θα είναι απόλυτα μοναδικό.
Το τατουάζ ή αλλιώς δερματοστιξία είναι η διακόσμηση του σώματος με την χρήση μελανιού, το οποίο εισχωρεί μόνιμα στο δέρμα με τη χρήση βελόνων. Είναι μια πρακτική που χρησιμοποιείται διακοσμητικά και θρησκευτικά εδώ και εκατοντάδες αιώνες, και σήμερα είναι δημοφιλής σε πολλά μέρη του κόσμου.
A brave man.
These are the final moments into a large piece Peter Suluape honored a man with, that took exactly 7 hours to complete. The pain in this part of the chest was the most intense he has ever experienced. What made things worse was that he had to hold his breath throughout the time Peter worked on his chest.
As he quotes: "This became exhausting and also another reason why he did half of the chest first and then moved onto the inside of the arm before coming back to this part. He was concerned about the pain I was enduring and noted that the Chest portion was also the most painful. During this my body experienced cramping and alot of shivering as well. Muscle spasms became almost unpreventable at this stage of the piece. I endured 7 hours of continuous work (with only 2 x 10 minute breaks) in front of hundreds of people and artists who were able to walk up to the stage where we were and look closely at Peter's art. Having gone through many surgeries in my life, being hit by cars, breaking bones, getting concussions, etc...this was surely the most pain I felt. I was exhausted when I got up and just prior to this portion of the video I got light headed when switching positions. My thighs also cramped up badly. The constant adrenaline that my body produced throughout this in order to combat the pain and stress that the body felt as the blades cut into my skin left me dazed. That being said, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I now have something that VERY VERY few people in this world do. A traditional Tatau is given to those as a right of passage and generally reserved for heads of families. I proudly show off my piece now and know that I earned it. Most of u think I am crazy for doing this, but I was able to prove to myself how much I can tolerate for something I truly wanted! This piece was done in the 2011 Inked Out Tattoo Convention in NJ on Saturday, Sept. 24th- where he was the headlining artist. He flew in from Samoa with his father Patelo Suluape - the man who taught him this traditional and most pure form of tattooing. I plan on seeing him again in the near future so that he can finish the rest of my arm (elbow down). Oh, I also went on that day and won the BEST in SHOW Tattoo competition too!"
Su'a Peter Suluape, Master Tattooist, is the son of renowned Samoan traditional tattoo artist, Su'a Suluape Petelo Alaiva'a. At the young age of 8 he was introduced to the world of tatau by assisting with his father's work as a stretcher and at 15 he began assisting his father in the crafting of traditional tools. Peter received his own tatau "pe'a" for his 19th birthday from his father. This process completely changed his outlook on life and as a result he decided that he would take on tattooing as his sole career path prior to which he had ambitions to become a teacher. Immediately after his 21st birthday, he made his own very first tools - 'au mogo and 'au sogi'aso - and began practicing on any brave and willing relative. Less than a month later, his father sent him to New Zealand to practice tatau there and gain some knowledge and experience away from the island shores. During his stay in New Zealand, he felt a void that was brought on by not having yet received the traditional and "official" blessing of the art of tatau from his father. After 4 years he visited Samoa and was bestowed this honor. He returned to New Zealand to continue tatau for 2 years and in 2007 decided that it was time to return home to help his father look after the aiga ("extended family") and to learn more about the art from him and in July 2007 he did just that.
Original source and full article at: www.bigtattooplanet.com/petersuluape
Article | December 19, 2011 - 12:42am | By Isaac Aguila In this industry, you have to be a jack of all trades. You have to know how to draw, paint, do script, airbrush, work with clay and moldings, welding and Photoshop. Of course there are some who just focus on one part of this list, but what happens when a client wants a painting from you and you're stuck, like "Uh-oh." That's why I think it's better to dive into at least a couple of different mediums, if not all. That way you can be proud if your work was to be displayed in an art show.
In the years I have been doing this, I have found it's not just you who walks this creative path. It's you, your family, your clients, your friends and lastly, your enemies. When you make choices it's not just affecting yourself. It's affecting everybody who's walking this path with you. I've encounted a lot of different people and a lot of different sterotypes as well. I've tattooed on people who seemed like they would hate me because of my race while they're asking me to tattoo some sort of emblem to their liking. I was sure they thought I was below them. Looks fooled me! The guy who I thought was racist has become one of my best clients. I have heard stories that make you laugh and I've heard stories of such heart break I had to put down my tattoo machine and wipe tears from my face. In my journey, I have found out I'm not just a tattoo artist. In their eyes, in some ways, I'm their release from pain. They give me the honor to help memorialize what event had changed their lives. One of the stories that stuck in my mind was that of the loss of a child and the heartbreak the parents felt while asking me to tattoo their child's portrait on them; to always have a piece of her, even though she was gone. I have done portraits of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, and children. Each and every one is a different story; while they are getting their artwork permently etched on their skin, they share their stories of heartbreak, of loss, of a time when their whole world turned black. They gave me the chance to bring some light back into the memory so they can start to heal.
I have tattooed a lot of different things to celebrate important times in peoples' life. I have tattooed my own face on my wife on our wedding anniversary to celebrate our love for almost 9 years now. I have tattooed a lot of pink breast cancer ribbons for women who were lucky enough to win their battles. I have tattooed dates on the ribbons where women weren't so lucky and they lost their battles with the disease. I have done foot prints to celebrate life and I have done hand prints to show death and greif. i have tattooed over scars from surgeries, from soldiers fighting for our country and from self inflicted pain. While tattooing sadness, it's obviously not my favorite but I think it's the most important thing that I can do. In a way they're giving their pain and sorrows to me, to try to transform and turn it from gray into a little light. While getting their tattoos, most talk and share why they are getting it. As I have had moments when I picture my own daughters and my wife in their situations and I have to pause and thank God that he has blessed me with another day in the life I am living.
Ive found that I'm not only an artist, I'm a therapist in a sense as well. Getting a tattoo is such a personal experience. It's between you and I. Nobody else in that world is going through the emotions stronger than us at that very moment of what we are trying to accomplish with getting your artwork. As an artist I do my best to portray your vision from my mind onto your canvas. Every little detail is important to me because it is to you. Every eye has to have a sparkle, every finger has to be shaped just as it is in the picture, and every expression has to be perfect.
No greater honor has ever been given to me as that of tattooing your memories. As an artist I take you very seriously and hope you do the same. We're all not bad guys and we're all not out here trying to be rockstars, even though that's what the media wants this industry to look like. Having well known friends in this industry they are not known personaly as they are publically and I think that's humbling. Most of us will never get to know each other completely, but that's why tattooing is so amazing. You express who you really are and what you really think with your tattoo. It's an honor to think that my ink is what can accomplish that.
About the Author Isaac Aguila Tattoo Artist
New tattoos an designs will be posted tomorrow!!
Keep tuned for my progress :)
Yesterday was a very tiring day. I tattooed for 8 hours straight, no break.... The tattoo turned out really nice though, which made me happy. It was a continue of a chest piece which will eventially form a chest and half sleeve triSlept all night afterwords.. Today still trying to gather my self.
Just finished two beautiful tattoos today.
I will call it a day since I feel a bit tired..
Tomorrow is a BIG day for me :)