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Seasonal work in tattoo studio -04/19/2019

Tattooing

We are looking for a tattooist for seasonal work from June to September 2019 in the tattoo studio in Biograd na moru. Interested tattooists can visit the tattoo studio in Zagreb on business day from 12 noon to 20 hrs. Be sure to bring a portfolio. The portfolio can be an photo album or in digital form on a laptop or tablet. Portfolio on cell phone will be rejected.

Winters vacation -01/06/2019

Photo by Shane Turgeon

Because of the winter vacations we will not work from 07th to 11th January 2019. So the tattoo studios in Zagreb and in Biograd na Moru will be closed during that period. Tattoo studio in Zagreb will be opened from 14th January 2019. In tattoo studio in Biograd na Moru we will probably work at the end of February. You can see the information about working hours of the tattoo salon in Biograd na Moru on the calendar in the contact section.

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About Us

There is no natural born tattoo masters, they need to be created. They are unobtrusive, you recognize them. You will find them there where is ego rejected and substituted with craft man's patience which drain energy from art. Tattooing is demanding job, to get a fed by tattooing, you must feed it for years. If you neglect tattooing for a moment, tattooing will simply leave one who thinks that ruled by it.


Marin Urbanc

GANDALF TATTOO was founded in January of 1998 in Zagreb, Croatia at the address Ribnjak 52. From September of 2004 until December of 2008 the tattoo studio has operated on the premises of Tattoo studio ZAGREB named United Tattoo Studios ZAGREB & GANDALF. From January of 2009, we’re operating as an independent branch of Algiz LLC. owned by Marin Urbanc, who is also the founder and owner of the brand GANDALF TATTOO.Our primary field of work from the very start is tattooing, inspired by themes from JRR Tolkien’s literature and other related subjects, such as the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Norse mythology and iconography, but also the wider science-fiction and fantasy world presented through literature, film, painting, music; and the traditional iconography from Croatian history and people of the northern and western Europe. We’ve evolved more as a brand recognized by style, than as an institution, pointing to those that prefer unique design (custom tattoo). We offer them to meet their desires at our tattoo studio with a guidance to get a satisfactory tattoo design. A tattoo, which is designed by their ideas and our imagination. Also, like most other tattoo studios, we offer a large selection of catalogue designs.

The Tattoo business itself demands high hygienic conditions, which GANDALF TATTOO strictly conducts and ensures, to protect our clients and to maintain the trade on the highest possible professional level. Every day we pursue hospital sterilisation and disinfection, and the protection from contamination and cross-contamination of tools and working space. We are also under the regular control of Croatian Institute for Public Health and The Sanitary Inspection. The tattooing tools that we use are selectively chosen, and the tattooing colors that we use are approved by Croatian Institute for Public Health.

Publications in which are published some of our works.

TATTOO STUDIO GANDALF CREW

MARIN URBANC

MARIN URBANC

Tetoviranjem sam se počeo baviti relativno rano, kada mi je bilo petnaest godina. Te, danas davne 1986., bili smo kvartovska balavurdija iz zagrebačke Dubrave koja se, ponesena metalom i punkom, identificirala s likovima iz tadašnjih bandova koji su - zbog tetovaža kao sastavnog dijela imidža - bili stigmatizirani kao otpadnici.

Bilo je važno biti tetoviran. Budući da sam bio vješt u crtanju, taj je posao dopao mene. Iako, ruku na srce, crtačka vještina i nije bila od presudne važnosti za naše tadašnje poimanje dobre tetovaže. "Slayer" ili "Exploited" na nečijoj koži mogao je "izbosti" svatko, baš kao i "A" u krugu. Jednostavno, naše su tadašnje tetovaže prije bile odraz mladenačkog bunta protiv čitavog svijeta, nego istinski ukras na koži. Tehnika tetoviranja kojom smo se služili bila je ispod razine tetoviranja u tadašnjoj vojsci ili zatvorima. Iglom, oko koje je bio namotan konac, pod kožu se unosio tuš iz obližnje knjižare; postupak je trajao čitavu vječnost i bio nepodnošljivo bolan, a rezultati su - kada je riječ o estetici – bili, u najboljem slučaju, diskutabilni. No, bili su to počeci početaka, neusporedivi s tetoviranjem kakvo se tada prakticiralo u nama toliko dalekoj Njemačkoj ili, pak, još daljoj Americi.

U proljeće 1992. godine u Zagrebu je otvoren prvi hrvatski legalni tattoo studio – Roby's tattoo shop. Misleći kako - u takvim okolnostima - nemam više što tražiti u svijetu tetoviranja, gotovo sam bio odustao od čitave priče. Robi je, međutim, slučajno, vidio jedan od mojih tadašnjih "radova" i odlučio mi ponuditi posao. Bilo je to najbolje što mi se u životu dogodilo, osjećao sam se kao klinac koji odrasta sanjajući o pilotskoj karijeri, a onda ga, odjednom, zrakoplovstvo odluči angažirati. Bio je to početak moje profesionalne karijere.

Kod Robija sam radio nekoliko godina. Kada sam prestao, javio sam se na jedan oglas iz tattoo magazina. Naime, jedan tattooist iz Frankfurta - Alf Diamond - tražio je tattooiste. Poslao sam mu svoje radove poštom i bio je jako zadovoljan. Sjećam se da je rekao kako imam puno potencijala da postanem kvalitetan tattoo majstor, ali da moje tetoviranje zahtijeva usavršavanje. U Frankfurt sam otišao 1996. i započeo svoje šegrtovanje u FTA Alf Diamond's Tattoo Studios. Tek sam tada spoznao što tetoviranje zapravo jest; vidjevši što se i kako zaista radi, shvatio sam da priče o "samoukim majstorima" padaju u vodu. Istina je, uvidio sam, brutalno jednostavna; onaj koji ništa ne zna, ne može samoga sebe ničemu naučiti. U nekoliko mjeseci provedenih u Frankfurtu stekao sam toliko znanja i vještina koje sam, u tadašnjem Zagrebu, ne bih mogao steći za cijelog života.

Dvije godine kasnije, 1998., na Ribnjaku sam otvorio Tattoo Studio Gandalf i počeo samostalno raditi. Nakon dvije godine zaposlio sam Stelu i naučio je poslu na kojem i danas zajedno radimo. Želim zahvaliti svim prijateljima, tattooistima, ilustratorima, bandovima i ostalima koji su me tijekom godina inspirirali i koji me još uvijek inspiriraju da budem bolji tattooist. Posebno zahvaljujem Miroslavu Tomasu (Tomas Tattoo, Erlangen) na njegovoj bezuvjetnoj pomoći i bezrezervnoj podršci tijekom svih ovih godina, čovjeku koji je imao najviše utjecaja na sve što radim.

STELA (PENIĆ) URBANC

STELA (PENIĆ) URBANC

Svoj sam kreativni put započela još u djetinjstvu, dok su mi crtaći pribor i miris svježeg papira predstavljali najljepši poklon.

1999. završila sam Tekstilno Tehnološki fakultet, smjer viši dizajner odjeće i tekstila. 2000. godine sam se zaposlila u Tattoo Studiu Gandalf, gdje me moj najdraži mentor naučio kako držati metlu, oprati stakla, komunicirati s ljudima, kako zaštititi mušterije i sebe od zaraznih bolesti, kako napraviti dobar dizajn i - naravno - kako ga dobro istetovirati. To sve događalo se u starom salonu na Ribnjaku gdje sam provela četiri i pol godine. Igrom slučaja, završili smo kao United tattoo studios, tj. Ujedinili smo se s drugim tattoo studijem, gdje sam nastavila čistiti, sterilizirati, crtati, tetovirati, razgovarati s mušterijama i učiti od svog dragog mentora.

O mojim specijalnostima teško je govoriti, ali ono što mi je najdraže i što sam sve ove godine najviše tetovirala su vile, cvijeće, fantasy, ornamenti, sve što je "slatko", traditional (crno-bijeli ili u boji) i portreti. U životu sam se bavila svim i svačim; štrikanjem, heklanjem, šivanjem, airbrushom, dizajnirala sam svoju odjeću i izrađivala nakit. Svoje vrijeme u posljednjih nekoliko godina trošim uglavnom na crtanje vlastitih tattoo motiva, ali su - budući da volim sve vrste kreativnog rada - moji vidici široko otvoreni.

RADOVAN ŽELEZNJAK

RADOVAN ŽELEZNJAK

Kreativno izražavanje me veselilo od ranije dobi i utjecalo je na moje kasnije odabire školovanja. Uz skejtanje i sviranje bubnjeva, crtanje je bila još jedna velika strast. Kako sam 2002. završio svoje srednjoškolsko obrazovanje za pismoslikara, otkrio sam i fotografiju te sam krenuo u istraživanje grafičkog dizajna. Tu negdje se zapravo oblikovala ta želja za tetoviranjem, fascinacija kako netko može prenijeti sliku s papira na živu kožu. Trudom i upornošću, lovio sam san o tetoviranju. Na tom putu prošao sam razne radionice, surađivao na brojnim kulturnim i transdisciplinarnim projektima, radio poslove koje ne volim, dobivao odbijenice, sve kako bih se jednog dana mogao posvetiti umjetnosti tetoviranja.

2013. godine sam preselio u Zagreb i tu kreće moj ozbiljan put prema tetoviranju. Prošao sam šegrtovanje dvije godine, malo po malo gostovao sam u Danskoj i Njemačkoj, nisam se dao obeshrabriti brojnim zatvorenim vratima, radio sam na svojim vještinama i s početka 2018., naišao sam na otvorena vrata kod Marina i Stele. Zahvalan sam što su prepoznali moju strast i što vjeruju u moje skromne radove.


Contact

Gandalf Tattoo - ZAGREB

Ulica Ivana Gundulića 37-3
10000 Zagreb
C R O A T I A

tel: 01/ 485 44 66
fax: 01/ 485 47 88
mail: info@gandalftattoo.com

Open:

  • - Monday - Friday 12:00-20:00h
  • - Saturday, Sunday and during national holidays closed



ZAGREB MUNICIPAL TRANSIT SYSTEM

Map network of Zagreb municipal transit system with a designated location of the tattoo studio.
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Zagreb Tram

ZAGREB CITY MAP

Zagreb map with marked location of tattoo studio, and public parking places and public garages near the tattoo studio.
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Map of Zagreb City

Gandalf Tattoo - BIOGRAD NA MORU

Grgura Ninskog 10
23210 Biograd na Moru
C R O A T I A

tel: 023/ 64 68 85
mail: info@gandalftattoo.com

open:

  • - Monday - Saturday 16:00-24:00h
  • - Sunday and during national holidays closed

Tattoo Studio in Biograd na Moru is open all the time during the summer season (June, July, August). The rest of the year we work occasionally, one week every month. On the calendar you can check which days of the month is a tattoo studio in Biograd na Moru open during the off-season period.



BIOGRAD NA MORU TOWN MAP

Biograd na Moru map with marked location of tattoo studio.
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Map of Biograda na Moru

Gandalf Tattoo domains



If You're not from Zagreb or Biograd na Moru but you're decided to get tattoo in our tattoo studio, you can search accommodation in Zagreb or Biograd na Moru thru our Booking.com web link.


Events

Star Wars Celebration 2016

Star Wars Celebration 2016

From 15th to 17th July 2016. was held the third European Star Wars Celebration in London where we attended as Mos Croatia Spaceport and participated as Gandalf Tattoo. At the event was around 50,000 visitors from all over Europe and wider. Impressive, most impressive.

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May The 4th i SFeraKon 2016

May The 4th i SFeraKon 2016

With "The Force Awakens" croatian Star Wars fandom is awakened. In period of last six months we was more active then in last 39 years of Star Wars. Beginning of May was marked by international Star Wars day "May The 4th". We was contibutors of SferaKon 2016. where Star Wars fandom have shown serious level of cosplay, we had a Geek Tattoo Contest and with this get closer tattooing and pop culture in Croatia. Also we hosted Shane Turgeon and he had a lectures about tattooing in Star Wars fandom and geek collectibles.

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Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Croatian premiere of Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens and accompanying event organized by Cineplexx Croatia in collaboration with Star Wars fan club Mos Croatia Spaceport.

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UK tattoo tour 2015

UK tattoo tour 2015

In July 2015 Marin was participated in the tattoo convention in Cardiff (Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Con) and visited the Secret Cinema in London - The Empire Strikes Back. Impressions from traveling in the UK you can see here.

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Saskatoon & Edmonton EXPO 2014

Saskatoon & Edmonton EXPO 2014

In September of 2014. Marin has a guest spot in the Canadian tattoo studio Shades of Grey in Edmonton and participated in Saskatoon EXPO and Edmonton EXPO, comic cons within which was tattooing. Similar to last year's Star Wars Celebration Europe II. A brief retrospective of the trip can be seen here.

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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013

We was participated on the sixth Star Wars celebration, second european, in Germany in part of which has been maintained a smaller thematically connected tattoo convention at which Marin was tattooing. How was on a celebration you can see on the page with photos and videos.
May the force be with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

How about everything and about tattooing there are myths and facts. The most common myths we've touched on in the section of frequently asked questions that we argued with the facts. Before you decide on tattooing necessarily pass that section.