The story about a guy who decided to become a tattooer in high school may seem rather trivial, if you do not take into account the fact that the guy lives in South Korea.
South Korea is one of countries in which the practice of tattooing is complicated by administrative rules that define this profession as a form of medical services and requiring a special medical license in legal registration of activities.
However, this could not prevent the Korean artist Pitta to dedicating himself to the art of tattooing. In his unusual works, he combines traditions of Korean culture with the American Old school tattoo.
In an interview, Pitta talks about his style:
"I’m influenced by the aesthetic of Korean folk paintings and Dancheong, the traditional decorative coloring usally found in temples. But I like when it gets closer to Japanese or American tattooing. I mix everything I can with Korean aesthetics. And every time I succeed in changing a famous element into an oriental design, I have so much fun!".
Currently, Pitta actively travels, working on guest spots in studios around the world, and his art becomes weight more in demand among Western tattoo fans.