Barış Yeşilbaş

How did you start doing tattoos?

I was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1986. After abandoning a career as an International Trader at the university, I went to Istanbul and began working in a tattoo parlour, in 2012. Since then I have been specialising in watercolor tattoos and enjoying every aspect of my job.

I moved to New York in 2017. It has always been my childhood dream to be here. As a tattoo artist, I’ve met thousands of different people, heard their stories, became a part of their life and family, listened to their experiences and learnt from their mistakes. Also, I’m pretty sure that I inspired a lot of people and encouraged them to take risks in their lives. I’m eager to explore new places and people while doing my best as a tattoo artist.