A friend for many years and talented electric poker of American traditional inspired tattooing, our good friend Alex Wild invited us along to his new studio in Stuttgart, Germany, to take a look around and get some insight into his ideas and beliefs behind tattooing, and to document it with a short film and a photo series, in his new studio.
In october of 2015 Alex Wild moved from No Pain No Gain Tattoo in Ulm, Germany (birth place of a little known guy named Albert Einstein, for those of you that may be interested), where he had been crafting his art and technique for many years, to set up his own, “by appointment only” studio in his hometown of Stuttgart.
In Stuttgart or 0711 as its lovingly known to its locals is where it all started for Alex, it’s where he grew up and felt that after years of being on the road guesting at notorious studios around Europe, working alongside worldwide respected artists, Alex felt it was time to give something back to where it all started for and lay down some grass roots, along with his dog Chaplin.
Alex had a very particular ethos in mind when he was opening his new studio, no opening times at a non-descript location in the leafy back streets just outside of Stuttgart city centre. He felt that street shops is saturated enough and felt that this client base already covered, instead, Alex wants to offer a much more personal and one-on-one experience, taking his time, care and patience with every customer and tattoo to produce something personal and important to each individual. This time , care and passion is something that truely prevails through his work, every line and corner of his art deliberated over, cared for and perfected. Do not for one second underestimate the apparent gun-ho/free-style appearance of his work, this guys knowledge of the scene and its history is as much his passion as the finished tattoo itself.
If you can, he openly invites you to drop by for a coffee and a chat, if not you can contact him directly via instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/alexwildtattoo/) or his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/alexwildtattoostuttgart/?fref=ts)