Claire, Montreal

Posted Monday August 24th, 2015

**Name/ nickname** Claire

**Where do you live ?** Montreal, QC, for the moment

**Your job?** I am curently working in the international logistics

**Your site, blog, twitter, instagram, or other web stuff ** [Twitter : @piiiiitch](https://twitter.com/piiiiitch)

[Instagram : @piiiiitch](https://instagram.com/piiiiitch/)

**Why do you have tattoos ?** That was at first a graphic whim, then it became a way of reminding to me where I come from and what makes me vibrate (while remaining a graphic whim).

**How did you choose the design of your tattoos ? ** I did not choose! I chose artists on the other hand, I gave them the theme, the main lines, and I asked them to create on this basis, they are much better than I then I leave them their work. I have never seen a drawing before arriving to make me sting.

**What is your interest in tattoos ?** The pain! No, in fact not, obviously, although that is a part of the process. The tattoo is, for me, a very selfish principle to have custom-made “works” in either for or what we wear every day, something from which we shall not part, in any situation.

**What or who is your artistic inspiration ?** I am sensitive to the global, to the harmonious before details, that can be whoever, anything, whether it is visually, musically or intellectually. Of the blow it is highly varied. That can go of the rock universe to the classic ballet via the works of Eiffel, the ocean, the beautiful letters or the botanical illustrations.

**Who is/ are the Tattooist(s) who have stung you ?** People of Abraxas in Neuilly for the first ones, flash to ** MTL Tattoo **, then [Mikel](https://instagram.com/mikel_tattoosangha) for its Zen universe (and hissilent machine, yes that exists, and it is very disturbing) and finally [Supakitch](https://instagram.com/realsupakitch/), whose incredible line we do not present any more nor its ” graphic melodies “.

**What is the story of your tattoos (numbers, place, … ) ?** They are all 5, in black and grey, more or less visible. I wanted to keep control on the fact of showing them or not, up to here that works.

**When did you start ?** when I was 20, but I should have waited a little more maturity, I thought of living on a skateboard by listening to Blink182 and NoFX all my life, it was good.

**What was the reaction of your friends and family ?** My dad always told me, since every girl, ” no drug, no tattoo ” (while making me listen to Stones and their friends, go to understand). Of the blow I made that in soft, and necessarily he saw the first one, he just said ” be careful we have you tagguée “, then he understood that that changed nothing to the person that I am. Since then, I believe that he likes very much all the symbol which represents the anchor on my foot.

**Your next tattoo ?** My Forearms begin to tickle me, but I am going to try to wait .

**What would be your definition of the tattoo ?** Come as you are.

**When you will be an old man/ old woman ?** well I shall be a grandma who rocks in the beach!

**Your favorite picture ? Artist ?** The window of the Grand Palais in Paris

Claire, Montreal

Posted Monday August 24th, 2015