Last weekend, we closed our week with a brief conversation with Krish Goorye, an artist with 8 years of experience in the tattoo industry, adding souls to tattoos. A Mauritian/Réunionnais who brought inspiration himself. Follow us to learn more about what he shared.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

For the readers who are not familiar with you, how would you introduce yourself?

Krish Goorye has been a tattoo artist since 2016, specializing in realistic black and gray but also aiming to professionalize in color.

Where did your fascination for tattoos come from?

Since childhood, I’ve been drawing with whatever I could find (charcoal, pencil, etc.). So, I found an alternative to pursue what I love. Seeing great artists on social media gave me a real desire to turn my passion into a profession.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

How and when did you start tattooing?

I started learning part-time in 2016 while juggling classes at the Fine Arts school and tattooing, then I started working full-time in 2018

Where are you based?

Reunion Island and Mauritius are my native islands.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

How would you describe the tattoo scene in your country these days?

On Reunion Island, people are very open to the world of tattoos, despite the diversity of religions. But in Mauritius, this diversity of religions still shows the difficulties of exercising our passion with freedom of mind.

How would you define your tattoo style?

My style is realistic black and gray, for color, I take a reference base from real photography, then work from my color palettes and my touch to reflect myself.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

You seem to have an extremely well-curated Instagram page. How much does this impact your business?

For me, visuals are extremely important. It’s the first thing clients see before coming to me for a tattoo. In fact, it’s the little details that help me attract clients because they can already see my work carefully on Instagram.

The tattoo culture has changed a lot in the last decade, becoming widely accepted almost anywhere in the world. What do you think about this big cultural shift?

We live in a world with quite strong evolution every year, which we humans ourselves are not able to understand. Sometimes my artist’s soul leaves me in denial of this evolution, which seems good for us financially but not so good because our talent is no longer as highlighted.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

What’s the main source of inspiration for your tattoos?

My sources of inspiration are photography, my culture (Hindu), my Mauritius, Reunion Island, but also the trips I make, thanks to each convention.

What’s the most challenging aspect of being a tattoo artist in 2023?

To make it clear that the work done on each client deserves rewards for the hours of work.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a tattoo artist?

Traveling to discover the world in a completely different universe from reality.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

What’s your experience at tattoo conventions so far?

Since 2022, I have been attending conventions, but I cannot say that I have experience because I gain experience at each one. I have won trophies, which make me grow every day, and I keep understanding and learning about this universe.

Do you remember the first tattoo convention you have ever been to?

Yes, the one in Marseille. Yes, I was so stressed and panicked. All the feelings were mixed in me.

What’s your primary reason to attend a tattoo convention?

To learn, to acquire more knowledge and experience. But also to make beautiful encounters with other artists who share the same universe as me.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

How do you think tattoo conventions could make events better for artists and the public?

Artistically, I plan to open each convention internationally to make more and more acquaintances in this world. And in terms of the public, not to focus only on tattoos but to diversify into other things to attract more people and show them our universe, because today the touched public is only the fanatics of this world and not the outsiders.

What’s your favorite tattoo convention so far? And why?

The World Tattoo Fair was where I made beautiful encounters and where I started to understand what I really liked in my passion.

What advice would you offer to someone considering a career as a tattoo artist?

Discipline, staying in one’s world, and above all, trying to understand each other (because we are tattoo artists, we also do social work sometimes with certain clients).

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

Who are the people you admire the most within the tattoo community?

Thomas Carli Jarlier, Simone Marchi, Kindamo, Dmitry Samohin, and Steve Butcher.

What’s your biggest accomplishment as a tattoo artist?

Won Best Of Show awards at conventions and brought more trophies home.

Do you do other forms of art besides tattooing?

Yes, drawing, painting, and photography.

Krish Goorye • A Tattoo Master Who Brings Tattoos to Life 10 March 2024

What are your goals or dreams for the near future?

To represent my origins and my identity in my tattoos and one day win a place on the podium of the world.

Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?

Persevere, and don’t give up, to conquer each of your dreams. Every effort made to achieve it is a success.

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