Turbokolor wraz z magazynem Zwykłe Życie (www.zwyklezycie.pl) przedstawiają kolejny wywiad z serii poświęconej bohaterom kolekcji Men with Dirty Hands. Tym razem Szymon Małecki i jego świat.
A: Szymon Małecki is a tattoo artist. He runs the tattoo studio “Tusz za rogiem” together with Grzegorz Jarzynowski.
A: Tell us about your regular work day.
B: I just tattoo people. They walk in, we talk, we draw and we get to work.
A: How important is work in your life?
B: I think that if I wouldn’t ink anyone for a month, I would miss it. Tattooing takes a lot time because there is great demand for it. And if something takes a lot of your time it naturally becomes important.
A: What do you wish for in your career?
B: Ink Rihanna and Snoop Dogg perhaps. Something like this.
A: Do you have any important passions, hobbies besides work?
B: Making tattoos is my most engaging activity. I paint, record music and produce videos. All those things are equally important to me. Sometimes one activity bullies other ones and dominates my time.
A: Who are your rolemodels?
B: Very hard subject!
A: What does being an artisan mean to you?
B: I try to be one and I try to do things the best I can.
A: Are you also an artist? What does it mean to you?
B: When I create, I simply don’t give a fuck for one’s option about it. I think that’s the bottom line. I do my thing and the more it has from me the better.
A: What about clothes? How important is clothing for self-identification?
B: You shouldn’t judge the book by its cover but you can definitely judge the publisher.
A: What else is important in life besides work?
B: In life the most important thing is… life and how you live it now. Whatever you do, it’s good to stay calm inside. Life should feel good.
Zdjęcia: Bartek Wieczorek
Tekst: Marta Mach