TC Unedited ft. Jhenn oz // Queen of Dark Arts // At Nepal Inked 2018

TC Unedited ft. Jhenn oz // Queen of Dark Arts // At Nepal Inked 2018


Shubham (Interviewer): If you were to describe the type of tattooing you’re into, how would you describe it? Jhenn: Umm… that’s a
problem (laughs)… I… I used to work to be close to the black work, but the more I tried, the less it happened. So, I was a student, and then I was a waitress too, just to pay my bills *that kind of stuff* And I just met a guy, and another guy, and another guy and then met another guy who was a tattoo artist… Shubham: How did tattooing come into your life at the first place? Jhenn: Umm, it came with alcohol (laughs off again…) In my mind, when you are an artist, you’re always artist, so you’re always passionate about what you do and…
it’s bullshit. It’s bullshit. When you read all these stories of people who write, draw or even make paintings they speak about the result, but
do not speak about the… about the way to do, about the passion and how it can be difficult to find that balance. Shubham: Can you describe the idea of art in your life? Jhenn: It became an expression it became an expression that began maybe two… two years ago. Really, because uh… umm… I… lot of years I was running after
something because I was pretty sure… I had to express something in why I did, that I couldn’t. So, I was like there is no dialogue between me and my art, and it was like doors closed for me, so I tried and I finally found a way to
express myself two years ago, and I started to make my own designs, my own drawings, the way I know now. Two years ago. So now, it’s kind of expression, but it was not so before. Before, it was like more something like chores. there is there are so many parties music
in music and that reduces because without context both slack and okay do
you think she lives I mean we are now in an age of tattooing where we probably
should have a monster antique culture boom like you think this is this general
idea of culture and that’s we do you think there is a
faction that that’s a break away from that I think it maybe we just come in
kind of balanced about that because it depends if a lot of it really depends
where you are tattling it’s not the same if you are tattooing in Europe then if
you are tattooing in India because icon you will just using your work are
completely different and some of parts of what I see here here I like kind of
in spiritual now but I’m I think well maybe we will have kind of evolution
about the idea of tattooing and what he has to do because people come on people
just on their way to develop a kind of tattoo culture so we are saying I think
in Europe we cancelled since viewers now the Christian measurement has changed a
lot of people just know more about tattoo they know what they can do what
it’s possible but it’s not possible so we are we we still as that kind of
little touch of or something like that are becoming current touch who
religiousness who it still there because it’s a part of stage work history but
the he has a customer demand as change so there are more about
they are not afraid anymore about huge pieces if you just explain them why do
you have to do something huge so I think yes there is something there
is a to real parts of that thing the Rings there is a Christian tattoo with
just a twenties we will do something we kind of free mind is free to do what he
wants it just at you to think about it somatic and there is some kind of a
religious statue like when you make some kind of iconic character for example
there is some rules we have to keep but maybe more in your country is online so
yeah I think there is two two kind of statue for that isn’t try to just do
some black work straight back work style I try to just do some blackwork street blackwork style and we can get frustrated. So, I’m not
like… I don’t know where I can put my (design) to tattoo on the arm I design for. So, I just
try to express that with that kind of dark graphic description. That’s why I just call that dark graphic, because umm… I don’t think I’m in black work, but I’m
not in dark anymore too – and I just use some stains around to make something
like psychotic, but it’s not graphic as well, so I’m between several worlds and
sometimes it’s really hard… Shubham: an interesting space also… Jhenn: Yeah, but sometimes you want
something natural to be… a part of something. So, each kind of artwork will find your kind of family. You’ll recognize each other, and sometimes I feel like… isolated, because I don’t know where I have to go, so… Shubham: Do you think tattooing, over the years, is also changing because one of the quality checks of a good tattoo is whether we have a good picture of it or not? Jhenn: I think I will have a lot of enemies after what I would say, but, yeah… I think so, because they will
always be guys involved for the picture and for the fame because there is a reason. I am pretty sure of that and I think, yeah… tattoo has changed, because umm… ten years ago, In my country, the guy who famous was
the guy working with a perfect technique. So, (at that time) we were talking about lines; straight lines, absolutely perfect and, you get nothing to say about the tattoo on
the picture, or the fresh one and the healed one. Now, tattoo is being made more for the picture and, Some artists get the true reflection about their tattoos after three years, after when they just see some
people come back, or maybe because they got a friend who just told them, “Hey man, I just see a lot of your tattoos, and not enough black after healing. So, they
just change a setting… Since, maybe one year now, when I try to make kind of just a really simple research on the internet
to find something even it’s something really in strict keywords, it’s
really hard to find out what you really want to find so you have to try it… I try it in French, try it in English to find what I want to do. And, it’s the
same for Instagram. Instagram; it’s like a big fucking river. So, each time you just
look at it, you are lost in so much information, so much guidance to see, to look, so… I think now, if you just look at Instagram, it’s surreal work, surreal work. And it’s like, you’re going to make two kind of different work.
And, I think It’s gonna get more and more and more complicated to use Instagram I’m Jhenn Oz from France you can check my work on @jhenn_oz on Instagram

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