As far as he can remember, he has always drawn, firstly in paper during his studies in Art, afterwards in skin. Johnny Domus Mesquita started working in one of the two tattoos shops in his hometown until he opened his own studio in 2006 and he's currently very well known in Europe for his incredible designs of neotraditional style. He's been working with HM Machines for a long time... What does he think about them?
When did you start tattooing?
I started when I was 16, just right after I finished high school where I studied Art. I had tough times working on a night shift in a factory and learning about tattooing during the day. At that time there were only two shops in town so I was lucky I could start in the tattoo world!
Your works are amazing. Could you share any little tip for Neotraditional tattoos?
I dont have any tricks. I just try to make good, solid, long lasting tattoos. I want to see my tattoos in 20 years and they still look pretty much the same. Quality machines, needles, creams... Everything we use matters.
What HM Machines do you use?