Alper Fıratlı
Resident Artist

Tattoo Artist | Musician

From my childhood on, art -in different disciplines- has been the best & most comfortable way to express myself to the world. I am a professional tattoo artist, a musician, a computer engineer, a traveler, and a dreamer.

Since the day I joined my first music band at the age of 15, I never stopped singing, writing songs & lyrics. I have performed in small clubs to large festivals in front of a 20k audience. I released two rock albums with my band Temas and two single albums under my name. Check them out on Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube!

At university, I studied computer science. After graduation, I worked in international projects as a network engineer for 9 years and traveled all around the world. Just like music, drawing and painting were also a huge part of my life since childhood. I created my album covers, posters, internet visuals and also illustrations for magazine articles and books… Having enough of the corporate life, I decided to move on and put my drawing skills to a very different type of canvas; tattooing…

I started tattooing in 2017. I have had the chance to learn from some of the best tattoo artists in the world. And from the first tattoo I have ever done, I tried to develop my own style and signature. This branch of art has been the most thrilling branch I’ve worked on so far. It is permanent and not just depends on your emotions and ideas, but also -and more- depends on the person who will carry it forever, thus needs cooperation.

I know “passion” is a cliche word. But it may be the best word to describe what I feel about tattooing. I wish everybody could have a job that makes them feel this way.

Life is really a journey that does not have a single end goal. I love and am not afraid of having big changes in my life. I changed my career a few times, traveled around the world, met lots of people, and learned about different cultures.

As the biggest and most recent change in my life, I moved to the United States in 2019 with my wife from Istanbul Turkey. I can easily say the people we’ve met in California are the best. We are really happy to be here and part of this beautiful community.