Sep 6 Sep 6 Martin Jahn Omule Tattoos, Interviews Instagram Omule : How would you describe your style? Martin : Always a tough question. I try to combine strong minimalism with fine details. A wise man told me once: “If u can leave it, leave it”. Omule : Where do you get your inspiration from? Martin : Photographs (portraits/ nature) and architecture. Omule : What is your ideal creative environment? Martin : No stress, no rush, loud music. Omule : Do you have any favorite artists from your industry? Martin : There are too many good ones, so it would be just not fair to pick a few names. The scene got filled up with loads of really good tattooers and painters. Omule : Favourite place to go on a holiday. Martin : East sea. Omule : Five things you can’t live without. Martin : Music, my wife, my friends, my family and beer. Omule : Do you have any kind of creative patterns and routines ? Martin : Every style probably get its own signature after time, but that’s nothing u can plan or put in a pattern. That’s just how ur brain works. Omule : What kind of books and movies do you like ? Martin : I’m not reading that much but if i do it is mostly philosophy. There are good movies and bad movies so its hard to tell but i love leonardo di caprio. he takes lots of my choices. Omule : What superpower would you like to have and why? Martin : I would love being able to fly so I wouldn’t be in need wasting money on a monthly ticket. Omule : What would be a great achievement for you? Martin : To win the lottery? No idea, Im pretty happy right now. Omule : What do you like the most about your work ? Martin : As long as I make people happy with it, i like my work. Omule : Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party? Martin : My wife Martina. Enough. Omule : What is your favourite kind of project? Martin : U can’t tell. People come up with amazing ideas u never even thought of. Omule : Your favorite concerts so far and your favorite bands you didn’t manage to see live but you would love to. Martin : Actually I managed to see almost all my favorites live. The rebel, The Oblivians, The Gories, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, Guns n roses, Deep purple, Dave Matthews, The fall, Kool Keith, Mobb Deep and so on. long list. Metallica is still missing sadly. Omule : Do you have favorite documentaries series , or podcasts? Martin : I love documentaries. can be anything. King of queens. The one and only show. Omule : Favorite places to visit and why ? Martin : Berlin Pankow, as my son lives there. Omule : If you had the power, what would you forbid ? Martin : Homophobia . Omule : Can you remember some of your earliest influences? Martin : My parents. Omule : Which of your projects has been most important to developing your personal style? Martin : This is such a good question actually but i have no idea. Omule : Would you say that keeping things simple is your strongest skill? Martin : It’s not a skill, I just keep it simple. everybody could do that. Omule : What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Martin : Keep it simple. Omule : What are some things you can’t do (or hate doing)? Martin : Paying rent. Omule : What would you say to young/aspiring artists, to help them improve and find their way? Martin : Don’t stop. Omule : How much do you think tattoos are a private thing and how much are they a public thing, on show for other people? Martin : It is definitely both in the same time. U get something for a certain reason, for a chapter of ur life and the reason u get it is to share it publicly. To show how big or important that time, moment or second was for you. Omule : Since you began tattooing have you noticed changes in the demographic profile of people getting tattooed? Martin : Absolutely. It’s way more accepted nowadays. Not sure about my answer. Seems lame :) Omule : Is there still a stigma attached to tattoos and tattooing? Martin : Some say yes, some say no. It depends on how and where u come from. Omule : And what about techniques? Have techniques changed since you started tattooing? Martin : A lot actually but I think sometimes its not really necessary. Improve something which doesn’t need to be improved, because its works fine anyways isn’t really needed. Omule : What machines, inks and needles are you currently using? Martin : I only work with coilmachines from dringenberg and a rotary from five moths. Favorite ink is definitely silverback. Favorite needles are kwadron. Omule : Do you like attending tattoo conventions ? Martin : No. i’ve never been and it will never be my world.