The artwork of artist Silvano Fiato

Where were you born and where are you from?
I was born in Genoa, Italy on September 4th, 1981, and it is where I’ve had my studio for six years.

How did you get introduced to the tattoo culture?
The tattoo culture has been my first passion ever since I was a child.

When did you get started?
I got started about ten years ago.

Do you remember the first tattoo that you did?
The first Tattoo that I did was a portrait of "The Crow" (Brandon Lee).

How would you describe your style of tattooing?
My style of tattooing is usually realism.

What were you doing before you got into the tattoo business, and what made you change?
I have always worked in the tattoo business. It’s my reason for living.

What influences your artwork?
My artwork is very much influenced by the continuous search for perfection in what I produce.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get their first tattoo?
My advice is to always try not to choose a tattoo based on waiting times or at low cost, but based on the quality.

Do you see yourself doing anything other than tattooing?

What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
Respect and humility.

What is one thing that life has taught you?
I think that the tattoo culture will become part of the customs of society.

Anything else you would like to add?