High ambition is one of the hallmarks of real masters! Today, we want to tell you about a tattoo artist who has not only achieved recognition in his native country, but is also ready to declare himself to the whole world of tattoos.
Sasha Kot was born and raised in the small provincial town - Vytegra, Vologda Region of Russia. From early childhood, fascinated by drawing, he dreamed a lot about a artistic career and set to himself really lofty goals. While studying at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Vologda, at the age of 16, he began to study tattooing, making tattoos to his fellow students in a dormitory.
The next stage in Sasha’s development as a master was moving to a rented apartment, in which his friend Oleg Zhuk already lived, who at that time engaged in tattooing for 3-4 years. He became in some way the teacher of Sasha, who helped him improve his skills.
After the graduate, Sasha rented an office for a studio, the scale of which he expanded year by year. In 2017, he founded the studio «Kolnya» in Vologda, which now has 4 resident artists: the founder - Sasha Kot (graphic tattoo), Ekaterina Maksimova (watercolor tattoo), Kirill Pakedin (traditional tattoo), Elizaveta Petrova (minimalistic tattoo), as well as several students, under Sasha's guidance.
The place with a total area of 170 square meters in the Loft style is a comfortable creative space with isolated cabinets for artists, a cozy reception desk and a relaxation area for customers in which you can drink coffee or tea, play video games, chat and just relax during long tattoo sessions.
In 2019, Sasha decided to declare himself to the whole world, setting a new Guinness world record of the duration of a tattoo session. Currently, the record belongs to the Polish master Krzysztof Barnas, who conducted a tattoo session lasting 56 hours and 30 minutes. Throughout the process, he was given only 5-minute breaks after each hour of work. During this time, Krzysztof made 11 tattoos.
In an effort to break this record and write his name in the history of modern tattoos, Sasha Kot plans to arrange a session for 70 hours!!
To prepare for the procedure of set the record, he will need a lot of time and 30 people! If you want to become a model of Sasha and set a world record with him, you need to perform a few simple steps:
1. All candidates need to make a post or video appeal in their Instagram profile, with a story about why do you want to get a tattoo from Sasha Kot, and why do you want to become his assistant in setting this record
2. In this post it is necessary to tag the profile of the artist @blind_cat_tattoo
3. It is also necessary to put the hashtag #мировойрекордкота
All of these points are mandatory to Sasha could see the post of each of the candidates. The authors of the most creative posts will become models for a preliminary session of setting a world record, which will be held on May 19, 2019 on the anniversary of the opening of the “Kolnya” studio.
Important: all tattoos will be FREE, in the author's style of Sasha Kot, on individual sketches by prior arrangement.
This is a truly significant event for the Russian and world tattoo culture and you have a chance to become Sasha's assistant in setting a new Guinness world record of the duration of a tattoo session.