Kevin Bruwer


Give us some insight into your journey of becoming a full time tattoo artist?
I’ve always wanted to be a tattoo artist, since first seeing tattoos on musicians when I was 11. I tried to get into it in high school but mom asked me to just finish school and try get a degree. I studied graphic design for two years and then dropped out after becoming super depressed and self-destructive. I worked as a mechanic apprentice to make some money and when I got the opportunity, I drove four and a half hours to an interview for a tattoo apprenticeship, and never looked back.

Given the opportunity to tattoo any one person, who would it be and why?
My mom. I mean coming from a small farm town in the Free State, tattooing was never really prominent in my life till later and always viewed in a negative light. My mom never wanted me to do this, but has become very supportive and is the person who shaped me and made me who I am. I would be honoured to tattoo her, even if it’s something really small.

What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most, and why?
Anything with lots of line-work and that borders on somewhat creepy and dark. Also just anything that I draw for fun is awesome to get to tattoo on someone.

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