In 2013 I got my Bachelor in
Visual Arts, specialised in Drawing, in Luca school of Arts Ghent.
After this I decided to follow another passion: jewelry.
In 2013-2014 I learned goldsmithing in Syntra Brussels. The next years I specialized in lost wax and casting in Institut de la parure et bijouterie in Brussels.
Around 2017-2018, I learned the art of tattooing from Dennis, where I work now as a tattoo artist.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I am a very chaotic person. So is my mind. Inspiration comes and goes. I mostly get it visualy, by seeing something that triggers me. My eyes search for beauty.
My biggest inspiration comes from nature, the cycle of life and death. Specific, this means that I have an interest in skulls, places that are left behind where nature takes over, old architecture, the beauty of decay,...
For me, details appeal to me. I search for that one interesting detail, that can become the focal point of my work.
Why do you make everything yourself?
Craft and uniqueness are for me the keys to great work. Every piece of jewelry I make is handmade by me in my workshop. I make every piece only once. Some pieces, I make multiple times on request, but they are never exactly the same.
In my tattoos, I also want to give everyone a unique design, based on the clients request. Realistic tattoos are my favorite to do.
I gain pleasure from making something unique with my hands, rather then creating a mass produced piece.
Handwork has the ability to be never identic, which makes it more beautiful. Creating one of a kind items gives me the possibility to work out a design based on your idea. I can make you something very personal.
What else do you do besides making jewelry and being a tattoo artist?
I always have been doing creative things. It all started with drawing portraits when I was around 12 years old. Later I also gained interest in making clothing and photography. I always have been a lover of dark fashion and obscure things.
In photography and drawing I always have been searching for a mysterious atmosphere, created by light and dark. Loneliness, abandoned places, nature,... These always gained my interest as a subject for my work.
I only do tattooing and making jewelry as a job though.