How it all began?
I was 17 and I got a job in a tattoo parlour, then another one, then another. 3 years into working for others, I decided to start my own parlour in an old railway station out of all the places. We created it out of a pile of rabble. Me and a team of builders created something out of nothing in 3 months. I planted flowers on top of unfixable imperfections.
Together, we created Nasza.
Perhaps you're thinking "a tattoo parlour in a derelict building is essentially a squat"
You're wrong. Or maybe you're right. If by a "squat" you mean a creative space where people get to express the beauty of their bodies and souls, then you're right.
That's what my boyfriend Pawel and I created. 160 square metres of safe space for artistic and spiritual growth. Half of it dedicated to body art, half to the pure beautification of the soul – yoga, workshops, lectures, you name it.
I guess you could safely say that Nasza is the biggest creative space in Poland. Is it the GREATEST? I certainly think so. It's great enough to have taken the accustomed to greatness city of Wroclaw by storm.
I'm told that one is surrounded by the sort of people they deserve. If that's true, then everyone at Nasza is a pretty awesome person.
You should check it out.
I go where my feet or my camper van can reach
One of the most wonderful things about my job is the exploration – of places, people and creativities. I used to want to stretch borders. Now I see that there ARE no borders.
My tattoos have made it to 15 countries in Europe, to USA, to Hong Kong. Instagram has taken them to places that my feet and my camper van haven't got me yet.
Pawel and I bought a 30 year old camper van this year. What a sweet little old dude he is. He teaches me about letting go of materialism, freeing myself from objects that weigh me down. My life is a dream come true. I run a creative studio and live a portable, unencumbered life.
Nasza doesn't need her mother there all the time so Pawel and I are free to travel. First, we're doing Portugal, tattooing along the way. Then Scandinavia. Next, an adventure we haven't even dreamt up yet.
We'll be back every now and then to check on our studio baby.