TOOK HIM 16 YEARS TO FIND THE RIGHT MENTOR
i AM TATTOOING SINCE PAST 12 YEARS, HOWEVER NEVER I FELT AS CONFIDENT AS NOW!
Rahul Gaikwad is in the tattoo industry for the last 12 years and has established his studio in Pune. He has been dedicating all his time to tattooing, trying to learn advanced tattooing. But due to lack of guidance he always thought there was space for him to improve. After all these years, he took a step to learn advanced techniques from a legit source and enrolled with Aliens Tattoo School. Those three months helped him polish his skills and his work has developed drastically. He is now planning to grow his studio in Pune and enter conventions. While Rahul was finishing his course, we had a small chat asking him about his experience at Aliens.
Rahul has been sharing his feedback and the difference that he has seen in his work after finishing the Complete Tattoo Course. Here's a short interview that we took to know about his overall experience at Aliens Tattoo School.
What made you choose art over every other stream?
~ Art makes me express myself beyond words and tattooing is a great medium to do so as your canvas travels all around.
Were you always an artist?
~ Yes. I've always loved to sketch and I started my career in it pretty early. It's been more than 15 years now that I am into art.
What is your educational background?
~ I have done my graduation in B.com.
How does your family respond to this choice of yours?
~ They have been very supportive since day 1. They have always appreciated what I did and supported me like a strong pillar.
How did you come across tattooing and what made you choose it?
~ I have many tattoos on my body, I loved getting tattoos, and every time I would get tattooed I would think that I should learn to do this too. I was always fascinated by tattoos, however the idea to become a tattoo artist realised when I first met Sunny....having or doing a tattoo make me more expressive beyond words. Tattoo can help to express our personality.
Who’s your greatest inspiration in the tattoo industry?
~ Anil Gupta. I love his style and techniques he uses in his tattoos.
How did you come to know about Aliens Tattoo school? What brought you here?
~ I came to know about it through the internet. While I was doing my research on advanced tattoo learning, I found them to be the best. And speaking to their team just made me more certain that I wanted to join them.
How is your overall experience at Aliens tattoo school?
~ My experience was fantastic. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Overall very pleasant.
Is it any different than what you expected? Were all your expectations met?
~ Very much. In fact way more than what I expected. I knew I was choosing the right place and they proved so. So overall yeah, everything went very well.
How confident are you about tattooing after finishing this course?
~ I am very confident, I feel boosted.
What are your plans after finishing the course?
~ Enhancing my tattoo skills each day and implementing all new things that I learned during my course in my upcoming tattoos.
Would you happily be tattooing all your life?
~ Yes, of course. I love it.
How much scope do you think tattooing has in India?
~ There is a lot of scope as youth in India is full of power and passion. And since tattooing is growing tremendously, there will be an exorbitant demand for good artists.
Why should one choose to tattoo as a career? Please share your thoughts.
~ Young generation who values art should definitely give it a thought. There is a lot of scope in India plus if you are willing to you can travel around the world through it.
What were the struggles you faced while progressing through the course?
~ There was no struggle in my case. I was already into tattooing, so investing in this course was like a part of my journey towards success. I believe investing in something that is gonna help you grow in your career is mandatory and worth it.