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Alper Firatli

From my childhood on, art -in different disciplines- has been the best & most comfortable way to express myself to the world. I am a professional tattoo artist, a musician, a computer engineer, a traveler, and a dreamer.

Since the day I joined my first music band at the age of 15, I never stopped singing, writing songs & lyrics. I have performed in small clubs to large festivals in front of a 20k audience. I released two rock albums with my band Temas and two single albums under my name. Check them out on Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube!

At university, I studied computer science. After graduation, I worked in international projects as a network engineer for 9 years and traveled all around the world. Just like music, drawing and painting were also a huge part of my life since childhood. I created my album covers, posters, internet visuals and also illustrations for magazine articles and books… Having enough of the corporate life, I decided to move on and put my drawing skills to a very different type of canvas; tattooing…

I started tattooing in 2017. This branch of art has been the most thrilling branch I’ve worked on so far. It is permanent and doesn’t just depend on your emotions and ideas, but also, and more importantly, on the person who will carry it forever, thus making cooperation necessary. I have had the chance to learn from some of the best tattoo artists in the world. And from the first tattoo I have ever done, I tried to develop my own style and signature. If I had to describe my style with one word, I’d say “abstract”. I like developing my designs using organic motion and flow with the contrast of rigid geometry, just like using bright colors with bold black and also solid sturdy shapes with delicate fine lines.

I know “passion” is a cliche word. But it may be the best word to describe what I feel about tattooing. I wish everybody could have a job that makes them feel this way.

I’ve joined RITUAL TATTOO in late 2019. Since then, this word reminds me of home and family. I love working in its stylish, clean, cozy environment along with wonderful, friendly and talented people.