The artwork of artist Michele Turco

Where were you born and where are you from?                                                 My name is Michele Turco, I was born on the 24th of April 1971, in Piacenza, Italy.

How did you get introduced to the tattoo culture?
Well, when I was young I worked in a solar center, and the girl who worked with me was a beautician, and
She did semi permanent make up with an old rotary machine, and I was fascinated with this machine; I wanted to try it.

When did you get started?
I started tattooing when I was 18 when I worked at a Solar Center. My first experience with this culture was then, when I tattooed a friend who wanted the Libra Zodiac sign.

Do you remember the first tattoo that you did?
Yes, my first tattoo was the sign of the Libra. The result was not so good, but not too bad so I decided to continue; improving throughout the time.

How would you describe your style of tattooing?
I execute realistic tattoos, this style satisfies me greatly. I take images from nature creating a realistic tattoo, like the photos.

What were you doing before you got into the tattoo business, and what made you change?
I've always been a tattoo artist!!

What advice would you give to someone looking to get their first tattoo?
The only thing I can tell people who want their first tattoo is not to rush.
Now in day having a tattoo is the fashion, but you don't have to hurry. Find something that shows your emotions instead of just being a fashion statement.

Do you see yourself doing anything other than tattooing?
No, I don't think so, tattooing is my life. I don't see my self doing anything else!

Do you have a favorite quote?
It must be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde

Anything else you would like to add?
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