Altar Tattoo Studio is home to international award-winning tattoo artist Ilona Mrozowska. Originally from Poland, Ilona has gained world-wide acclaim, having won numerous awards for her masterful black and grey, realism, Japanese, modern Polynesian tattoos, among other styles.
How long have you been tattooing professionally?
I have been in the tattoo industry for 15 years and I have always had the fortunate opportunity to work with the best professional artists from around the world from whom I gained knowledge. My journey is a blessing and I feel very lucky to be part of tattoo industry what creates safe environment for my clients.
What inspired you into the art of tattooing?
My biggest inspiration was my brother who is a very famous tattoo artist in Europe and who taught me everything from the very beginning. I am lucky to have such a mentor, but I must admit that the first two years of me being apprenticeship were very hard but also very rich in knowledge.
Tell us about your preferred style of work.
I can't pick one favorite style. I have 15 specializations that I love to do. I love black and gray, delicate, demonic, floral, Japanese or pagan tattoos. I love to enrich the creativity of my clients because in my eyes they are real artists and in many cases I am just their technical advisor.
What inspires you as an artist?
My biggest inspiration are my clients who share their visions and ideas with me. I always feel honored by their trust and willingness to share their creativity with me.
Why should someone pick you for their next tattoo/to be their artist?
I am a licensed tattoo artist after nursing and tattoo studies, I value honesty in my profession and customer safety. I always give 100% regardless of the size or price of the project. I believe in what I do and in what is my passion, so if a client is looking for a tattoo artist who will not only tell him what he wants to hear but will tell him everything he needs to know, I believe that I would be the right choice as a tattoo artist.
Anything else you'd like for prospective clients to know about you?
I am a very open person with an open mind. I never judge anyone, and I always try to create a pleasant atmosphere so that I can create something special together with the client. For me, all people are equal, and everyone can feel comfortable in my company.