Ali Gato, Paris

Posted Saturday February 7th, 2015

Ali Gato

Name/ nickname Ali Gato

Where do you live ? Paris

Your job? Executive

Describe yourself in only one sentence : not a serious guy

Why do you have tattoos ? I received a group of childhood friends when I lived in Canada. They had an idea that we will be tattooed by famous Yann Black who had just moved in Montreal. It was a useless but funny way to seal our friendship. At first sceptic because I imagined dolphins or tribal motives and then, I was allowed convince because the tattoos of Yann are unique and original.

What is your interest in tattoos ? It will be in a way my biography illustrated through a unique and indelible fresco.

What or who is your artistic inspiration ? For me, a tattoo it is the sexuality. It is also, the vacuity with which my look concerns to this decadent society which becomes more radical. My tattoo is as a shout at night. A moonless night and without marks where the noise of the shutters which click overrides my dreams of anxiety.

I’m kidding. I wanted just to see how the text was going to be translated into English.

In fact, it was just the humor of moment and Yann Black did the rest.

Who is/ are the Tattooist(s) who have stung you ? Yann Black

What is the story of your tattoos (numbers, place, … ) ? The first one with my friends: a branch of cherry tree and a spiral in the shoulder blade, as small one haiku comic. Because it is necessary to learn to contemplate the moment!

The second, secondly, is a character. It is the time which passes. And then, the branch,alone, made too much still-life painting.

When did you start ? 22

What was the reaction of your friends and family ? Good, I think

Your next tattoo ? in my next journey in Canada

What would be your definition of the tattoo ? The tattoo is comparable to a not updated Facebook status. I saw wedding dates, references to a favorite song, to lost love. But it is more exciting to discover it under clothes when we do not expect it.

When you will be an old man/ old woman ? I’ll have a story to tell, and a drawing is better than a speech.

Your favorite picture ? Artist ? The Icelandic landscapes

Your favorite restaurant ? It will be too long to list it

The perfect song ? it depends to my humor

**Your site, blog, twitter, instagram, or other web stuff ** ???

What entertains you right now ? my friends and my next journey

Ali Gato, Paris

Posted Saturday February 7th, 2015