Together let’s discover the style of Daniels Bauti, a balancing act of Art Nouveau, Neoclassical and Illustrative.

Take a read of this brief interview where the Spanish tattooist talks about himself and presents his digital eBook Sketches specially written for Tattoo Life.

When did you first start tattooing and how would you define your style?
Hi there! I come from Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and started to do my first tattoos in 2009. I’ve loved art and drawing ever since I was a child and it’s always been a hobby of mine. My style is a mix of Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, with a touch of Illustrative. Black plays a very important role in my work.

Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Has your style evolved over time?
Quite a bit. In the beginning, I used more vivid colours and stronger lines, now I’m changing. I always like to try new, different things. At the moment I prefer tattoos with a simple, classic touch because I think they last better over time!

Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Is it important to you to paint and draw too?
For me it’s the most important thing, what I devote most time to. The more I work at it the more I feel at ease.

Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What are your favourite subjects and techniques?
Women’s faces, animals, subjects connected with the natural world. They work well on skin and they’re a lot of fun. I really like to use black, to create contrast and make the tattoo last better over time. I love delicate colours alongside a stronger shade to make it stand out more. I love thick outlines which give the tattoo more impact, and finer lines on the inside which make it softer.

Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Where did the idea for this eBook come from?
I think it’s a way of showing my work and getting it out there so it can reach more people seeing as how technology is everywhere these days!

What plans have you got for the future?
To keep on travelling round the world tattooing, collaborating with other artists and find more time for painting.

Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Daniels Bauti, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Follow Daniels Bauti on Instagram: @danielsbauti