Han Shinko is a German based, travelling tattooer currently… where - we’re not sure… He seems to be somewhere new each week! That said, we’re left feeling even more privileged that we were able to stop and catch up with him! If you’re passing through Essen stop by his shop The White Room, where he works with his wife, and say hello for us! In the meantime, I’m going to go back to praying that Han comes down under for a visit!
See more of Hans work and stay up-to-date via his Instagram.
10 Questions with Han
1. WHAT GOT YOU STARTED TATTOOING?
Well, when I got my first tattoo, which was a nautical star on my back when I was 15, I was already painting as a kid and I found it as a good career for me as I was never good at my studies.
So I did a huge portfolio and went around all the top/best tattoo shops in Singapore and got it when I went to the second shop. If you want to learn, you have to learn from the best.
2. EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Honestly few years back when I was in my hometown Singapore I was always a night owl but now even since I met my wife, I've been an early bird since so I would say early bird.
3. FEAR OF?
Well if you must know my fear would be two things, heights and dentists
4. WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
My bucket list would be a Mercedes G class & a big nice house with my wife & cats.
5. DOGS OR CATS?
Well cats, because I have four of them.
6. IF YOU COULD LEARN ANYTHING WHAT WOULD IT BE?
If I could learn something now I would learn how to fix and build motor bikes and custom cars.
7. WHAT IS THE HARDEST / SCARIEST THING YOU'VE DONE?
Well the scariest and the hardest thing I've done was going through the navy seas. I was in the Navy for two years of my life. That was tough but indeed I learn new things at the same time.
8. FAVOURITE PLACE YOU'VE TRAVELLED?
My favourite place will be New York City when I went for the NYC tattoo convention and was my first convention while I was still an apprentice, just to visit and learn new stuff.
9. SOMEONE YOU'D LIKE TO MEET?
There's no particular someone I would like to meet. In fact I would like to meet every inspirational and artistic person, and people who helped me a lot on my works for getting known out there. People like you guys!
10. FAVOURITE QUOTE?
More like a often used word "Why?"