Philip Bosmans (BE), artist, Hasselt


“I label myself as an ‘artist’ because I have many interests. I want to be able to explore and be free, which is only possible if you never attach yourself to something. I do some painting, some graffiti, some illustrating and recently I’ve picked up a tattoo machine. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll start sculpting?”

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“When I picked up that tattoo gun, it was to tattoo my own upper leg with it. I just wanted to know how it’s done. I’m not looking to become a tattoo artist; I just want to own the skill. What I love most about tattoos is the permanent character. Usually, when you sell a painting, that’s the last you see of it, unlike tattoos. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, though.”