My name is Alex “Sigal” Romashev. I make tattoos since 2009.
The modern workplace is Perm, Russia. Usually I work in realism, portrait, black and grey styles.
At the start of my career I used almost all tattoo styles. My experience helped me realize that bursting to many styles won’t master your skills. I realized that I should focus in one style to improve my skill in the best way. I faced the realism style, when I had bought first tattoo magazine, and I was impressed by this style.
I’ve chosen this style because its design admires and has unlimited pictures choice. In my opinion, realism is the most difficult style and makes me improve my skills every day. Tattoos of several masters inspire me, and there are Dan Yakovlev, Dmitry Samokhin, Nikko Hurtado, Paul Acker, Denis Tidan.
I use only professional equipment and consumables: tattoo machines Spektra Halo 2 and ‘Spektra Edge X,’ Inks World Famous Tattoo and needles Revolution. I obey requirements in safety, which are typical for all tattoo masters around the world. For development I attend different tattoo convention, speak with skillful tattoo masters. I have two awards from Russian tattoo conventions.
Usually I make personal design, composing it from photos and art styles. I try to work as guest master. I’ve visited Europe, but I have huge desire to visit the USA as tattoo convention attendant and meet my idols.
For me tattoo art is not only the way to earn money, but a possibility to unlock my art potential and meet new people. Tattoo art provides me new options such as travelling and becomes acquainted with a lot of interesting people. Tattoo is the vital process, so I should always be up-to-date-master to be in-demand for my clients.
Aleksandr “Sigal” Romashev Studio LocationPerm, Russia