INTERVIEW WITH PATRIZIO DANIELE
Today we know Patrizio Daniele, resident tattoo artist of Fronte del Porto who is divided between the world of tattoos and his work for the Vatican and foreign companies for which he makes coin models, stamps and medals.
How did you approach the world of tattooing, what has fascinated you?
I just approached the tattoo life for curiosity. Since I was young I have had the passion of drawing and this has pushed me to start some artistic pathway I have ever taught that tattoo is a sort of artistic expression, the skin like the canvas for a painter. The only differences are the materials and the tools to perform it.
Remember the first tattoo you made?
My first tattoo done was one year after completing the mandatory tattoo course. I have just renewed a tattoo of a friend of mine. It was so bad is tattoo that I just take the courage telling myself “it cannot be worst than that….”
What is your or your favorite styles and how has your way of tattooing evolved over the years?
My favorite style is the one I’m specialized, realistic black and grey. I probably love this style also because of my “classical” artistic studies.
What do you think about the world of tattoos today?
The world of tattoos for sure has changed in last years. The advancement in technology helps us to have a lower margin of error: e.g stencil machine or iPad helping a lt these days.
At what point in your career did you join the Front of the Port family and what does it mean for you to work in this studio?
I joined Fronte del Porto when I was not so experienced. Working closely together with so many experienced tattooers allows me to improve fast and a lot. But still the learning journey never stops!
What are your plans for next year?
For next year my goal is to improve my knowledge and technique, because realistic tattoo has reached very high standards.
Do you have any other passion outside the world of tattoos?
More than a passion is my second work: I work for the Vatican as a sculptor and illustrator. I realize gypsum models, draw stamps and realize medals for the Vatican itself and external companies.