Julian Siebert is the owner of Corpsepainter Tattoo in Munich. Over these past 15 years he has become a major point of reference for his style and his tattoos, potent and perfect, are a hallmark of his work. In this interview he talks to us about techniques, equipment (by Cheyenne), and that’s not all. Read on to find out more!

Julian Siebert, Corpsepainter Tattoo, Munich, Germany

Hi Julian! My first question is: how did you came up with the idea of using both hands simultaneous while drawing freehand on customers like you do in your videos?
I actually had problems with drawing symmetrical. So I was thinking about pin striping. Often they draw with both hands with brushes on the arm or motorcycles. The first time I ever tried this technique was at Stockholm Ink Bash and it worked really well.

Julian Siebert, Corpsepainter Tattoo, Munich, Germany

Is there a reason for you never specializing in a single style like a lot of your peers?
When I started tattooing I saw so many great artists like Paul Booth, Filip Leu, Shige and Jeff Gogue and I could never decide which style I liked the most. For me it’s super important to work with the idea of my clients, finding out what they like and then choosing the style which fits the best.

How you build up your designs?
Normally I have a drawing appointment with all my clients, where we talk about there ideas and sketch on the skin. That’s the way I try to find the best body shape and I also have the right proportions for my final design.

Julian Siebert, Corpsepainter Tattoo, Munich, Germany

How was the lockdown for you?
After 15 years of tattooing I actually really enjoyed the time. I tried to study oil painting by reading articles and watching tutorials. I’d never painted with oil before and I think I could never have learnt so much in such a short time without the lockdown. I painted every day and started 18 oil paintings.

Julian Siebert, Corpsepainter Tattoo, Munich, Germany

Any plans for doing another 3 day backpiece?
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