Hello, I'm Niklāvs Trankalis (may be pronounced Nicolas or just Nik). I did my first tattoo in June 2012, and began tattooing full time February 2014. Self thought with exception of couple of months apprenticeship in Leicester, Uk.
I have been influenced by world known tattoo artists like Jeff Gogue, Teresa Sharpe, Nikko Hurtado, Alex Underwood, Grindesign, Emily Rose and many Latvian fellow artists like Anrijs Straume, Emils Salmins, Maya Sapiga, Sandra Dauksta.
Dynamic imagery of movement, asymmetry and high contrasts is where I find my creative flow. My favorite styles would be mixture of dark fantasy realism with neo-traditional.
I have studied art since secondary school and enjoy working in all (traditional as well as digital) media forms. The degree in art and design I believe has helped me greatly to deliver any popular style of work in tattooing as well as to develop a signature of my own. Yet the progress never ends and it's the best part about being an artist. If my artwork speaks to you, let me know your thoughts.