Tell us about you:
I’m Alex, 36y and from Germany. Goth, certified nerd, vegan and collector of historic weapons. I work at a publishing company and in my free time I sometimes help out a good friend with paperwork and marketing for his tattoo studio. But I guess people don’t want to read that much about me, its all about the otters!
What’s The Story Behind It?
I love otters, I always wanted a funny and slightly ‘dirty’ tattoo and I wanted a partner tattoo that I won`t regret if things don’t work out as I hope. So when my girlfriend – who also loves otters and works for a japanese company – told me that an otter diving for pearls has a hidden erotic meaning in Japanese art, it simply clicked. I scribbled a quick sketch on a piece of paper and let Pablo do the rest. Originally I wanted the otter to wear a 19th century suit but he convinced me to keep it simple.
Did It Hurt, Were You Brave?
It hurt more than I care to admit. But it very much depends on the placement, style and artist. Pablo is known for highly saturated colours that stay, that requires a certain amount of extra pain. But if you want a tattoo, don`t let it stop you. On the outer arm for example it felt just like a slight sunburn to me :-)