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Gravure tattoo artist: Olesia Kovalchuk

Gravure tattoo artist: Olesia Kovalchuk


Tattoo artist Olesia (@lescrowtattoo) creates large-scale gloomy tattoos consisting of clear traces, contours and shading, which she cash ‘Gravure’ tattoo. We chatted to the Ukraine artist based mostly in Los Angeles about her love of mythology, tattooing model and extra…

Olesia Kovalchuk

“I create a drawing in an engraving model based mostly on Greek mythology, after which I switch it to not wooden or metallic with a purpose to make an impression, however to the pores and skin of an individual to maintain it there eternally. From my perspective that is synthesis of the humanities which is timeless”

Winged lion Gravure tattoo

What’s your earliest reminiscence of tattoos or tattooing?

My first tattoo was a present for my first girlfriend. It was first letter of mine and the identify. Veeeeery trivial I do know…but it surely’s a heat reminiscence.

Angel tattoo

How lengthy have you ever been a tattoo artist and the way did you develop into one?

I’ve been tattooing for 12 years now. Since I used to be a lady I liked drawing and considering nature, however my mom and lecturers stated my artwork was unusual and gloomy, which stopped me from pursuing my artwork.

After faculty, I entered the Artwork Academy on the College of Design and Structure. I didn’t need to develop into an architect, however finding out helped me with the fundamentals of compositions. I finally acquired a job at my pal’s tattoo studio.

Greek Gods Gravure tattoo

Are you able to inform us about Gravure tattoos?

Gravure tattoos have develop into my very own area of interest. It’s characterised by large-scale items, usually impressed by Greek Mythology, that are gloomy in nature expressed traces and shading.

As I learnt to tattoo I discovered an viewers who revered my model and trusted what I used to be creating. After a number of years of experimenting and tattooing in Barcelona and Europe I honed my abilities and what made me distinctive, that’s once I moved to LA.

What specifically attracts you to Greek mythology?

In Greek mythology I’m interested in how good the picture of an individual may be. Generally, they knew rather a lot in regards to the magnificence, thoughts and earthly pleasures.

Do you might have a favourite story or a Greek God?

I like all of the tales about Hades and Persephone. For me they’re like a movie- «solely lovers will survive».

Icarus tattoo

How do you see your tattoos evolving sooner or later?

I don’t know, perhaps I’ll be in slavery to AI, like all of us! Most probably I’ll stay simply an artist and it doesn’t matter the place my drawings are whether or not they’re used for illustrations, our bodies or some type of engraving on robotic panels.

I hope sooner or later I’ll write a e book about my inside travels and can illustrate it too, it’s the dream of my life.

Greek god tattoo

You describe your work as gloomy, do you might have a depressing character?

I’m positively the queen of darkness inside , however in society I’m a really cheerful and sociable particular person, the one who will make everybody chortle, unite and collect for a celebration
(I can’t stay with out the enjoyable of sarcasm and nightlife). However sure with myself I’m blue and gloomy.

How do you’re feeling whenever you’re tattooing?

For me, it is a second of focus, meditation and likewise a time once I can mix work with information (throughout the periods I all the time hearken to audio books or lectures on historical past) simply think about these emotions! Your physique’s right here making a world on one other particular person’s physique and your thoughts is individually touring by way of the pages of novels or the previous! This superb sensation is disturbed solely by ache within the neck or again.

Soldier leg sleeve

How does the LA tattoo scene evaluate to different locations you might have tattooed?

I moved to LA half a 12 months in the past, so I haven’t totally felt the distinction but. But when we discuss in regards to the public itself, the purchasers listed here are very grateful and open to all the pieces new greater than, for instance in Spain, although my model right here is one thing new as a result of America is the founding father of conventional and real looking tattoos, particularly in color. And naturally, the dimensions of the nation doesn’t help you keep with out work for a very long time.

Gothic church chest piece

The place’s been your favorite place and impressed you probably the most?

My favorite metropolis, irrespective of how trite it might sound, is Paris. But it surely’s only for my soul trigger my pretty poets are buried there. In case you imply tattoos – New York is the perfect metropolis for work and spending cash. I’m a fan of the massive metropolis vibe!

Snake back tattoo

Are you able to inform us in regards to the tattoos you might have by yourself physique?

My tattoos look extra like a diary of small disconnected tales, each belongs to a sure interval. I dream of a giant venture for the entire of my again, however concepts change yearly, so my again remains to be ready for the appropriate concept.

Comply with Olesia @lescrowtattoo on Insta for extra gloomy Gravure tattoos.

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