My career as a tattoo artist began in 1991, back then I knew about ten openly active practitioners in Sweden,they all wanted a mobile that was as big as a brick, although it cost 2,5 bucks a minute to call them. A couple of years later, everyone would have a hotmail address and hang out on myspace. At about this time I threw myself out of little Sweden and into Europe's arms, the Internet was new and the possibilities were endless. During my year in the US, I heard rumors that they were recording Miami Ink (we laughed then because no one believed it) and then came a lot of other tattoo soaps. Suddenly we were a couple of thousand practitioners in my small
"moderate" country and here we are today, in the middle of all the instagram profiles and influencers. People tattoo themselves at home on someone's couch and celebrities and companies contact me to hire a tattoo artist for a stunt, all to make them or their product appear hip or cool. I do not know if I am so fond of all that, personally I learned early on that work ethic, skills and integrity are high above fame and fortune. In other words, I would rather feel that I have done a good job when I go to bed at night, than to have sold my soul for a fist full of plastic beads.