Hampus “The Gaddfather Tattoo” works at Lifestyle Tattoo Sunbyberg, usually dressed in Gucci and being a really chill person.
How Long have you been tattooing? And how did you get started?
As a professional, about three and a half years. But I started out slowly around seven years ago. I’ve been interested in art as long as I can remember, and we have a some artists in my family. It was actually my high school teacher who encouraged me to pick tattooing since I realized that school wasn’t my kind of thing.
If there was only one record you could listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Do you have a special style of tattoos that you like to do? And is it called something?
I prefer a realistic style, but I also do Chicano black and grey.
What is your best memory from tattooing?
Alright, best memory. I think it must have been when me and my colleague Andy Blanco got hired by Sportbladet (a swedish sport magazine) to fly to France and do tattoos during the UEFA 2016. Maybe it wasn’t the most creative tattoos we’ve done, but it was extremely fun to meet so many unique and lovely people!
What’s your worst?
Probably when I tattooed both my feet with a one day interval, I couldn’t walk for three days!
Do you have any favorite tattoo convention in Sweden?
Ink bash in Stockholm!
Do you have any tattoo artists in the world that you look up too?
I look up to a lot of tattoo artists and admire them all in different ways. Some of my biggest inspirations comes from Carlos Torres, Eric Marcinizyn, Macko… the list goes on and on.
A swedish tattoo artists I look up to is Niki Norberg. Blanco as well, who has taught me a great deal.
Where do you get your creativity from?
I get my creativity from everyday life, as well as studying other tattoo artists works.
What would you say is some of the do’s and dont’s in the studio?
In the studio I think you should be humble and respectful, we’re like a family and should support and try to push each other forward, no the other way around.
What’s the best about being a tattoo artist?
For me, the best part of being a tattoo artist is to be able to do what I love and have it as a profession.
Where do you work now?
I work at Lifestyle Tattoo, located in Sundbyberg, Stockholm.
Thanks Hampus for being apart of the Swedish tattoo society
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : lifestyletattoo.se
Instagram : hampuslifestyletattoo