Tattoo Artist - PraddTattoo
Greetings, my friend! Glad to see you on my official website!
If you don’t know who I am, let me introduce myself.
My name is Vitalii, but mostly peoples know me as Pradd. I’m a tattoo artist since 2014
I won’t tell you stories about how I became a tattoo artist, maybe you’ll hear it from me personally. Instead I’ll explain you what exactly I do.
There is a wide variety of styles, ideas and so on … Tattoo allows to both a client and a tattoo artist to create something new, fantastic, distinctive and harmonious tohether.
I have been doing historical reenactment for a long time. More than 18 years old. And the main direction for me is the Viking Age. I love it very much … This is a very important time for Europe … for the formation of statehood. It is also very beautiful, especially when it comes to art.
I fell in love with all these ornaments from the very beginning. And not only Scandinavian, but also Slavic, Baltic and so on. All Northern culture. Plus, I have degree as a historian. Was at the archaeological site. And all this seems to me so simple and beautiful. Really simple. Although, everyone sees it differently. It is precisely because of this that I decided to engage not just in tattooing, but in these ornaments.
You can endlessly talk about the theme of northern ornament. This is a huge layer of culture of a large number of peoples of the 8-12 centuries. I don’t call it Scandinavian ornament. Somehow, among fellow tattoo artists in this direction, the designation Nordic ornament was fixed. Since this is not just an art form exclusively of Scandinavia, but also of the peoples adjacent to them, to which the Slavs can be attributed, for example.
And since the Viking era is the era of travel, the mixing of cultures and genres was commonplace. Basically, the ornament itself remained on the surfaces of artifacts (objects created by human hands), in the form of carving on bone and wood, jewelry, and stones. Others pictorial sources are extremely rare due to their poor preservation.
Since no mummies have left from those territories, but there are only descriptions of travelers who mentioned only sometimes drawings on bodies, but we do not know whether it can be considered as tattoos. So, we are now using what was on the items. And the geography of these items is quite extensive.
I am just as interested in the rest of the world’s cultures. Understanding the history, culture and evolution of peoples helps me understand more accurately the relationships between ethnicities.
And if you share my interests and would like to get a similar tattoo, I would be happy to help you.
On this site you will see examples of my work, as well as all the necessary information you need to know in order that together we could create your future tattoo
2015. 1st place International Tattoo convention: “Moscow Tattoo Week 2015”. (Russia)
Category: “Best Russian Tattoo”
2022. 1st place on LIFE Expo – Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Category: “Best Etchnic tattoo”