Tattoostudio SW Design

Tattoo - Appointments starting on 1st July

Starting on 1st July I will accept new tattoo appointments for October, November and December. Please contact me on time! More information on how to get an appointment can be found here.


Tattoo Artists Yearbook 2017-2018


The new Tattoo Artists Yearbook 2017-2018 is available now. You can find all well-known tattoo artists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland - including me! Customers gain a very a good insight into the studios in Germany, some artists like me have a unique style.

Every piece presented on these pages represents my style and the current state of my work. All works emerged free from everything, sometimes even without a preliminary sketch. When working with photo templates, I prefer to make them myself in order to shape my work from the very start. Almost all of my tattos develop in my imagination. In the process, I pay particular attention to image composition, perspective, graphics, light and shadow and of course the colour scheme.
Furthermore, to me, every work has to fit the body part and proportions.

These works are not just copied from reality, in fact, I did intentionally try NOT (!) to painstakingly paint from a template. That is what art students would do in their first semester. Unfortunately even in this magazine, you will find works like these: at first sight, I could find a lot of motives like portraits of celebrities (ever so often from the same motive found on the internet). And these artists call themselves star tattoo artists.
Buy the magazine, browse through the pages, think for yourselves and then - get tattooed!!! One copy can be found in my studio, too.

Apprenticeship Vacancy

If you are skilled, creative and want to become a tattoo artist, show up in my studio and bring a portfolio of your best works.
Furthermore, perseverance and ambition are crucial. Half of my life I concentrated on making tattoos and even longer on graphics and the art of painting.  With some patience and perseverance, you will benefit from my experiences, get to know nice people and learn from other artists on conventions.
You can application will be for a full-time job.


Tattoo Convention in Wuppertal 19th and 20th of August 2017

wuppertaler-tattoo-convention.jpg The next cool convention will start soon. In Wuppertal, I have won one or two trophies in the last couple of years. Even "Best Artist of Show" (2001) and last year the third place. This year the convention will take place in a new classy location. I do not have yet plans for both days, both dates a free.

Please contact me, if you have a great idea! Of course, on conventions, I solely do works in my own personal style. Surely this is the last chance to get an appointment at short notice. More Info on the Convention.



For many years, my studio, 'SW-Design' has been the region's number one choice for tattoos and creative design


atelier.jpgSome people are criticised for sometimes putting the cart before the horse. That's just about how I feel if someone asks me whether my workshop and and all its contents are finally complete.


metamurban_zeitreise.jpgMetamurban – a new name, my neologism to name my style, to make it concrete. Metamurban – a combination of 'metamorphosis' and the English word 'urban'.
Metamurban simultaneously stands for the transformation of my creative work deep within and for the urban, cultural manmade structure in which we all dwell. It stands for life, street art, comics, mainstream, progress, but also for the decay that we all are exposed to.


The only way to arrange a tattoo appointment is by email. 
Please do not contact me via any other kinds of social media (WhatsApp, Facebook etc)

Arranging an appointment

Send me an email with the following details:

  1. Your name, age and telephone number
  2. A short description of your requests
  3. A photo of the area of your body where you would like the tattoo
  4. If possible, send photos relating to your idea

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