“I never thought too much about a tattoo, if I liked it I got it done”. This is Klara the beautiful blondie girl from Budapest, determined to have an extreme look from a very young age and addicted to ink now!
Hello Klara where are you from and where do you live at the moment?
I’m from Hungary and that’s where I currently live, in the capital, Budapest.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a hair colorist/stylist and I also work in salons and on commercials/film shoots. I also do a lot of creative things but those are more like hobbies 🙂
Palm and sole:) that’s it.
You are heavily tattooed! Except for your face what part of your body is still empty of ink?
I had an extreme look from a very young age, I was introduced to punk music at about 11 years old and it still defines who I am today. I got my first tattoo when I was 20 I think, I didn’t plan it but it was expected:) and from then on it became completely addictive for me:)
How did you choose the style until you got to a total black in some parts of your body?
I never thought too much about a tattoo, if I liked it I got it done. And to this day I really love them all even the shity ones 🙂 the geometric tattoo started out as just a full back tattoo then I kept adding to it and this is what I got I’m so glad I got this one.
Who are your tattoo artists?
In fact, each style was made by a different artist. The realistic ones were the first to be made by Eszter Karády. Then the old school ones were made by my friend. There are two that I made by myself. The biggest work was the bodysuit. That was made by Geri Komáromi at Swastika Tattoo Budapest. I trusted him completely with the design and trusted his taste and I’m glad I did:) it became a good friendship over time.
You are a freelance model. What kind of shooting do you do?
I can do almost any kind of photography, but I will only take on any job if I like the photographer’s work. I’ve done quite a few types of shoots but probably the most boudoir.
And what about your personal experience in being so heavily tattooed?
Actually, I think the whole body modification is an art. Self-expression is better done consciously. Standing out from the crowd. (I don’t like the way it’s going mainstream)
I don’t quite understand why but I don’t get a lot of negative criticism for my tattoos.
And Hungary is even more conservative on this issue, despite the fact that Hungarian tattoo artists are famous worldwide. I’ve never been discriminated against because of my appearance, but the opposite is true. On a daily basis I get strangers coming up to me to talk about my tattoos, which is a bit irritating 4-5 times a day, I find that part hard to bear. I didn’t think it would get that reaction out of people. I’m happy for them but sometimes it’s annoying.