Bicem Sinik

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I was born in Bursa-Turkey in 1984. I graduated from the art teacher and graphic design faculty. My all family members are art teachers including my mom, dad and sister too. They were expecting me to be a teacher but i was against them. Then i left my hometown and moved to Istanbul in 2008.

I have worked as an art director at some advertisement agencies for 7 years.
At the beginning i was really happy with my job but after some fights for a silly brochure i’ve lost my faith on my job. Also being locked in an office like a cyber world with computers started to make me hatred and now i glad to have that feeling.

Cause in 2011 i’ve met with Denizhan Ozkar. He is a great tattoo artist and he taught me how tattooing. my first tattoo was drawn on a banana.
i was really excited and nervous while i was tattooing a real body for the first time.
i really realized how hard it was.

In January 2013 i quit my job and i started to tattoo as a hobby. but now it’s my job.
now i am working at my home office studio and living with my 2 dogs. i only draw my own designs. i never do the same tattoo again. unfortunately sometimes i saw my same drawings on the internet and some tattoo artists says that these are their own designs and tattooing exactly the same copy. this is really making me sad cause i believe that all of us should be unique.

As i am graduated from graphics designs, my drawings are became more graphical, minimal and geometric and people loved it.
People from Spain, Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Costa Rica and Australia came for my tattoos and more of them are asking me to tattoo them. I want to thank them all, they are making me happy.
I am sure that many years ago if i told my family to be a tattoo artist, they would be against me. But now they support me and showing my drawings to their friends.
I think being a tattoo artist was my best decision so far. I really love my job.
People leaving my studio happily. They are sending me thank you messages and inviting me.
I have really good memories like poetic e-mails, very long mails like a novel and etc. it’s really funny to read them.
My future plan is to travel more, to meet with new people and continue my career at a foreign country.