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About Me

S.I.L. Van O.

Artist Silvano Braga
Born in Berne Switzerland.
Grew Up in the United States Of American, West Germany, France.
· Trained Chef
· Trained in fine Arts
· Liquid Artist
· YouTube Tutorials
· First Tattoo Studio in Berne 1996
· Founder and Owner of Silvano Braga Tattoo GmbH
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My Story

Everything Started in 1996

Most stories start off with “All my life I wanted to be an artist etc…
Well, this one doesn’t, because I never would have dreamed to become an artist myself. It was a complete coincidence.
Here I am, opend the first offical Tattoo Parlour in Berne Switzerland. There were many other underground Tattoo Studios. But my shop was offical and I was the atypical Tattoo Artist, at least for my physical appearance.
The secret of my success was the fact that there were a lot of people who wished to have gotten a tattoo but were intimitaded by the storybook tattoo artist.
I’ll be real honest with you…I had many backup plans for whenever this tattoo thing would go south. As a trained chef, I could always go back to the kitchen. Or give cooking lessions to stay-at-home dads. Sell tattoo flash-sets etc.
But I never had a plan in the case that I would succeed.
Because you must know that whenever you try out something new in your life.
You risk the fact that it will be successful
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My Abstract  Story

Things turned in 2018

As an curious artist my creativity is restless. After over 25 years of skin decorating, my life needed something on the side. A company event manager hired me to hold a acylic pourig workshop for their anniversary. At first I rejected the booking but on a second thought I assumed it could be a great opportunity to show what I got. And since teaching is my absolut favorite occupation I took the gig. Since then I haven’t put away my canvases.
Then the pandemic hit us and forced us to stay inside and I was no longer allowed to tattoo customers. What a great opportunity to go and clean up my basement and turn it in to a permanent workspace for acrylic painting and -pouring.
Hoping to hold more workshops, either private 1 on 1 or for company events.
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