WE love a good ol colourwork artist here at jackwood so when we came across silvia we knew that she had to feature in jackwood. we went to meet her at morning star tattoo in highbury and got a little insight into the artist that is cloto tattoos.
So tell us who is Clotto.Tattoos?
am Silvia, originally from a very small town by the sea side called Giulianova (Italy). I am a painter and tattoo artist based in London.
When and how did you get into tattooing?
Since so many friends constantly asked me in the past to design their tattoo concepts to bring to their tattooists, I decided to buy my first tattoo machine and try. This happened during my first stay in London in 2012. While I was studying painting and fine arts back in Italy , I took the courage to try the machine out and tattoo a couple of times on myself and on some of my friends. Only when I finished my studies and moved permanently to London I could finally find and start an official tattoo apprenticeship.
What advice would you give somebody pursuing a career in the industry?
find that drawing and practicing any forms of visual art (drawing, painting, even photography) is very important for anyone that dreams to pursue this amazing career. It is vital that you choose to become a tattoo artist only if you really are passionate about art. Only then will it be possible to overcome difficulties and keep mastering yourself to become a great tattoo artist.
Your art is very diverse and vibrant, how would you actually describe your style?
I don’t know if my style is -a style- or if I can call it in anyway. I am still at the very beginning of my career and I am still searching for my very own “signature” . At the moment I am trying to experiment different styles and take on all the possible challenges to better my technique. I do love for sure working with colours and I am finding it interesting to mix semi-realistic subjects and graphic elements to create a surrealistic feeling.