• Name:
    Kevin Soomai
  • Location/Date Born:
    Trinidad/1987
  • Tattooing since:
    2007
  • Currently Resides:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Current shop name/location:
    Black Ink
  • Equipment (coil/rotary) used:
    Both, but more rotary now.
  • What sparked your love of art?:
    Both of my parents are artist and i’ve been drawing my whole life.
  • How’d you end up becoming a tattoo artist?
    I met a guy named Dammian Moore from New Orleans who took me on as his apprentice at Brooklyn Ink in Brooklyn.
  • Most memorable tattoo you’ve done:
    It would have to be the skull and crossbones that I did on myself. It was my first tattoo ever.
  • Have you ever tattooed yourself?:
    Yes, small skull and crossbones.
  • Any tattoos you refuse to do because of any reason like the idea/placement?:
    Yes. Once I had a guy ask to get a tattoo of a list of things he wanted to kill, including his wife. I refused him because I don’t support negative beliefs.
  • How do you handle negative feedback?:
    Very well because it helps me grow as an artist.
  • What signature style do you think you excel in?
    I love detail and realism.
  • What has been the biggest change in your life since you’ve became more popular?
    People and artist recognizing my work that I never thought would.
  • What moment so far in your career that you think you will never forget?
    The shop that gave me my start.
  • If you were not a tattoo artist, what would you be?
    I have no idea.

  • Any other art related hobbies?:
    I love to paint.
  • Hobby outside of anything art related:
    I’m really into cars.

  • Short term goal:
    To progress as an artist.

  • Long term goal:
    Have people remember me for my art.

 

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