My name is Vanda Restye, and I am from Bucharest. I’ve been drawing since I could walk, and have always found a refuge in the hours spent in front of my house with the drawing book.I remember the first encounter I had with tattoos: the surprise chewing gum tattoos! I used to cover myself in sticky tattoos and be very proud of them.
In time, I focused upon my two passions: art and music, they have always balanced me and helped me have a “break” from the real world. And so I graduated an art highschool to help me improve my talent.
Besides painting and drawing, music is my other big love. For 8 years already, I am a part of the metal band StoneLight, in which I have the chance to express my other” me” and my capabilities in this area.
Getting back to tattoos- the moment in which I remembered my old passion for tattoos was after I visited the International Tattoo Convention in Bucharest, 2010, which was organized by Costi. The idea of making tattoos was following me already for a long time, but I never really gave it a chance, until two years ago, when, with the help of Florin(Body Art Tattoo from Bucharest), I made the first necessary steps in that direction. I realized how much pleasure this art brings me, after I started tattooing my friends. So I took things seriously, and although I was making tattoos at home at that point, I wanted to stay in an environment in which I could have a better understanding of tattoos.
After a while, I finally found Costi and the Next Level Tattoo Studio, a place in which I feel like with another family, and where I found a great team of tattoo artists. Here is where I want to gain experience from now on, to become a professional tattoo artist.