from an animation student to world renowned artist
When I first joined Aliens, I did the very first sketch of my life. SO whatever i am today is because of my training at Aliens.
Allan Gois has been proving to be that one example who inspires youth because of his dedication. Losing path is common in our early 20’s and that’s what was about to happen to Allan. Allan Gois, a student at Maac animation institute, had lost his interest in animation and thus, joined Aliens to explore other forms of art. Ever since, he has never looked back. Allan has picked up amazing tattoo skills at an unbelievable pace. He wears many hats at Aliens today. From managing all the activities, client’s requirements to delivering best tattoos and excellent customer service, he aces at everything. It would be safe to say he had soon become Master Sunny’s right hand. Talking about Allan’s specialisation, this guy kills it in every style he adapts. Watercolour, portraits, realism and dot work are some of the styles that fall under his forte. Allan has been winning awards in conventions and tattoo festivals over the years.
After he completed his complete course in tattoo art, we did a small group discussion with Allan Gois just to get a feedback and understand how was his experience at Aliens Tattoo School. Following is the brief conversation we had about his experience and journey from a being a ANIMATOR to becoming a PRO TATTOO ARTIST
What makes you choose art over every other stream?
~ I have never thought of doing a 9-5 job. Following a same routine and doing the same work everyday is just not my thing. Art means freedom and that’s what I crave for. Hence, tattooing.
Were you always an artist?
~ No. I had never even sketched before coming to Aliens Tattoo School.
What is your educational background?
~ I have a background in design and animation after finishing school.
How does your family respond to this choice of yours?
~ My parents were pretty supportive with this choice of mine. Yes, there was tension initially but as I started developing my art and making money they were relieved.
How did you come across tattooing and what made you choose it?
~ I had gone on a vacation with my friends and they were keen on getting their tattoos. That’s when I went to a tattoo studio and saw a tattoo artist working for the first time. The amount he charged for just a small tattoo got my attention. He was making quick money. And I could see he was happy and free to do whatever he wanted.
That’s when I thought it was something which I could dedicate myself too.
Who’s your greatest inspiration in the tattoo industry?
~ Julien Siebert, David Vega, Victor Portugal, Jay Freestyle
How did you come to know about Aliens Tattoo school? What brings you here?
~ I was looking for a career in tattoo art and started my research. I came across Aliens Tattoo School and found it to be the best one to Learn from.
How is your overall experience at Aliens tattoo school?
~ It’s something that changed my life. I was lost as a teenager but enrolling here was the best decisions of my life. I learnt everything that I know right from here.
Is it any different than what you expected?
Were all your expectations met?
~ Beyond my expectations. Never thought of tattooing as a career but when I enrolled. 10/10
How confident are you about tattooing after finishing this course?
~ I am confident that I can execute any tattoo design now.
What are your plans after finishing the course?
I was then offered a job at Aliens.
Would you happily be doing tattooing all your life?
~ Yes. Definitely. It’s something that I love and I’m growing and developing my tattooing skills everyday. Hence it excites me.
How much scope do you think tattooing has in India?
~ Pretty much. India has very less number of advanced tattoo artists.
Why should one choose tattooing as a career? Please share your thoughts.
~ Because of the lifestyle and freedom.
What were the struggles you faced while joining the course?
~ I didn’t face any struggle as such. My family supported me mentally and financially.
What were you doing before you joined this course?
~ Animation. I was into an animation institute.