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Meet Alex Prequel

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Prequel.

So, before we jump into specific questions about what you do, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a Tattooist, I am based in Italy and I periodically come to the States, especially in Los Angeles and I participate in many tattoo conventions around the world.

I started tattooing in 2013, I was almost 22 years old.

Mine was a very natural start and I think it had to go like this! If I went back, I would always choose this beautiful job. I have always been in contact with art. I was already drawing as a child, I graduated from an art high school in Italy so I was already passionate and artistically prepared before I even started, at 20 I decided to have my first tattoo done which is a Jesus on my arm, then other tattoos again and slowly, slowly the love for drawing and the passion for tattoos joined by themselves so from that moment I said: ok maybe it’s time to start doing it. It went more or less like this!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
At the beginning, it is hard to get close to this profession, in addition to the difficulty of learning to tattoo, you don’t have a portfolio to show so no studio wants to invest in you, and I didn’t want to be an apprentice because I already felt I could do more without wasting time because many times they exploit you. So, I did it all by myself, I started tattooing at home for the first time, like most self-taught I think, shortly thereafter I decided to open my own studio. Not that it has been easy since then it is not easy now, as every passion/job requires sacrifices and if you want to stay on the crest of the wave you must know where to rest your feet, renew yourself always and be persevering in what you do. Never give up.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
The first times tattooed black and gray quite realistic then Ornamental then stuff like “mandala” etc so to speak, and with time bored by these rather boring and static styles I pushed myself more and more in search of a dynamic and always fresh style: so here we are here I specialized in Abstract/Watercolor tattoos, which is an innovative and contemporary style and I finally found my size. Mine is a mix of abstract ideas and forms but without too much loss of how they are in reality. I am very proud of what I do.

It is not easy to explain the characteristics of my tattoos in words, so I invite everyone to take a look at my social profiles to look at what we are talking about is certainly the best way to appreciate it.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Well, success is a complex subject, I think that for every profession and above all the artistic one the skill and the quality must be in the first place, together with the originality. But many times it is not enough, surely it also takes a bit of luck in things, there are those who arrive first who after, obviously, it also depends very much on which objectives you ask yourself to reach. If you are one who is satisfied maybe you have already achieved success, I do not, I feel like I am still halfway through my career still.

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