Hello, I’m Theresa. I’m a tattoo artist and today I’m looking for inspiration in Weimar. I’ve always found tattoos to be madly fascinating, especially heavily tattooed women, and always had the thought lingering in the back of my mind: I want to do that, too. I absolutely love taking the train to my destinations, particularly on short trips because on the way there I can use the journey to get myself in the mood. I think the best thing about my job is the fact that tattooing is the coolest job in the world and above all because it’s a totally unique interrelationship. I see it as a handicraft and as a service, and you can’t find it in this way. I believe my biggest source of inspiration is always other artists, people who can always give me another perspective. The Anna Amalia Library is a wonderful Rococo stateroom which Duchess Anna Amalia transformed into a library. I have the impression it is a space in which you tend to become a little devout. Not only the old books you can see there but also these wonderful, tiny details that the overall architecture includes make you stay a while, and above all be amazed. My visit to the Phönixxx tattoo studio run by Maria is clearly imprinted in my memory. I think Maria works in a way that is very similar to mine. So I think she also takes a lot of time for clients, tries to design tattoos as individually as possible and to present the whole process in a very positive way. I was especially pleased to get to know Maria as the only female tattooist in Weimar because our industry continues to be very much dominated by men and I already have the feeling that in this respect we can all pull together a bit to move the scene a bit further forwards. The exhibition in the Bauhaus Museum was really, really good. I found it to be extremely varied because very many aspects of influence can be seen. From wonderful paintings, some of which are simply very colourful, through to things you might not immediately associate with the school. I have the impression that when you come to Weimar you really feel that Weimar Classicism is still alive here. That means when you’re walking through the streets that you reminisce a lot about the past. For me, Weimar was an inspiring city because I had the possibility to see this wonderful contrast of classic and modern next to each other. I wish the same for my future tattoo designs, that I can combine contrasts like this.