I go by the name of Lewisink. I was born in Normandy but I quickly moved to a small village in Provence after my parents divorced. My mom dated a heavily tattooed Blacksmith Artist, so I was exposed to tattooing aswell as sculpture from a very early age. Throughout my childhood I was lucky to travel a lot and I've always been attracted to museums, especially art related ones. I noticed quickly that I didn’t have many interests beside art. So ever since I can remember, I always knew I would be an artist.
When I was 14, I started to develop my own style based on geometry and I haven’t stopped since. At the age of 17, I did a summer program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and it re-assured my choice to study art. When I got back to Europe, I moved to Switzerland to study a graphic design bachelor at l’École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ÉCAL).
Collectively, I studied graphic design for 7 years, but I never pictured myself as a graphic designer. I just wanted to learn the tools so I could use them in my own artworks as well as in tattooing today. I had to learn a lot from computers to be able to create more complex patterns and geometric shapes than I could do by hand.
The choice of doing dotwork came naturally. I already knew I wanted to work with complex geometric shapes and patterns, I simply picked the technique that would allow me do it onto skin. When it comes to geometry, dots generally age better, and I like the texture the most.
I work by myself in a private tattoo studio. I find it much more quiet and intimate and it helps me concentrate. It also enhances the relationship and experience I want to have with a customer.
After being based in Switzerland for the last 7 years I recently moved to Paris (France).
I would like to thank everyone that has helped and influenced me in what I love, as well as all my past and future customers for their continuing trust and support.
Thank you for letting me do this.