Tattoo artists

And our story.

Simona Borštnar
Simona Borštnar

Simona Borštnar

I loved drawing ever since I was a child and I always felt the urge to create. I'd never imagined that I would have the honour to draw on people's bodies and call this my job even though I've always wanted to have a job that would have an artistic side to it. In 2013 Sašo introduced me to tattooing and helped me along the way. When I was confident enough I started working and eventually I had the honour to tattoo my own drawings & designs –I was hooked since then. When I think about it, I can't even imagine doing anything else today.

I've met so many amazing people through my work & I am honestly so grateful for your trust and support – it's what gives me inspiration, keeps me motivated and ready to embrace new challenges!

Awards

  • Best of Friday at 4th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 3rd place best of avantgarde at 4th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 1st place best of black and grey at 5th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best ornamental at 5th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best ornamental at 6th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 1st place best day of the dead at 6th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best ornamental at Croatia tattoo convention
  • 3rd place best of sunday at Croatia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best ornamental at Belgrade tattoo convention
  • 1st place best of color at 7th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best of ornamental at 7th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 1st place best of other styles at Trieste tattoo expo
  • 3rd place best of show at Trieste tattoo expo
  • 2nd place best of ornamental at Rijeka tattoo expo
  • Best of Saturday at Rijeka tattoo expo
  • 1st place best of color at Rijeka tattoo expo
  • Best of show at Rijeka tattoo expo
  • 2nd place best avantgarde at 8th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 3rd place best of Friday at 9th Trieste tattoo convention
  • 2nd place Best of show at 9th Trieste tattoo convention
  • BEST OF SHOW at 10th slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best of Saturday at Croatian tattoo convention Zagreb 2017
  • 1st place best color at Croatian tattoo convention Zagreb 2017
  • 2nd place best of Sunday at Croatian tattoo convention Zagreb 2017
  • Best small color Dublin international tattoo convention 2017

Sašo Dudič
Sašo Dudič

Sašo Dudič

I was first interested in tattooing when I saw my grandfather's tattoo, who regretted his decision. He would always try and caution me away from tattoos saying »they last forever you know«, but I was still very infatuated with them. I always thought what a beautiful art of self-expression tattoos were.

I started tattooing in 2011 and after two years of working, I gained a lot of knowledge and experience so I decided to open my own studio – Tavči tattoo studio in Bled, Slovenia, where I work together with Simona. I learn, grow and improve my style with every project, but what I enjoy tattooing most is a mix of graphic/geometric designs, patterns and abstract. I also love to travel – go to different tattoo conventions and do guestspots at different tattoo studios all around the world. I love how this enables me to broaden my knowledge and improve my style.

Awards

  • Best young tattoo artist chosen by tattoo artists
  • 2nd place best of color at 3rd Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 1st place best ornamental at 5th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 3rd place best ornamental at 6th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd place best emigrant or war tattoo at 7th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 1st place best avantgarde at 2nd Belgrade tattoo convention
  • 3rd place best of ornamental at 3rd Croatia tattoo convention
  • 1st place best of day at Trieste tattoo expo
  • 1st place best of ornamental at Rijeka tattoo expo
  • 1st place best avantgarde at 8th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 2nd best avantgarde at tattoo jam UK 2016
  • 2nd best of water animals at 10th Slovenia tattoo convention
  • 3rd best of Sunday at Croatian tattoo convention Zagreb 2017
  • BEST OF SHOW at 10th slovenia tattoo convention

Our process

    We protected your new tattoo with thin self-adhesive film called Dermalize Pro which provides most effective healing environment. You should remove Dermalize Pro after 5 days or leave it on for a few more days if everything looks as it should (there's no itching etc.). In case of bleeding or weeping, you should replace the film with another piece. Before applying new film you need to wash the tattoo thoroughly using antibacterial soap and lukewarm water. Make sure the skin is completely dry and your hands disinfected before the application.

    To prevent infection, workout during the healing process (especially first 5 days after tattooing) should be avoided. Self-adhesive film Dermalize Pro is waterproof, but you should still be very careful during shower time as it can cause the adhesive bond to weaken. Excessive exposure to water should be avoided.

    You should remove Dermalize Pro after wearing it between 5 days (minimum!) to 7 days. The best way to do so is to exposure the film to an excessive amount of lukewarm water and carefully clean the area using antibacterial soap. Gently dry the tattoo – do not rub the area, but simply pat it firmly, using clean towel (or something that is not abrasive!) to get it completely dry. Apply a thin layer of a recommended tattoo cream.

    For the next three weeks after tattooing follow the instructions below:

    • Wash the tattoo twice a day (in the morning and evening before bedtime) or as necessary (after workout, if itchy etc.).
    • Follow with a very light application of the recommended tattoo cream – 5-6 times a day the first week, 3 times a day the second week, 1-2 times a day the third week after tattooing. It's better if the area is a little more dry than completely moisturized.
    • After one week since film removal you will notice some peeling/scabbing. The itchiness might also appear, which is completely normal. This isn't always the case with smaller tattoos. It is extremely important that you don't pick or scratch your tattoo during the healing process! In case of extreme itchiness wash the tattoo with lukewarm water and keep it moisturized.
    • The healing process lasts approximately one month. Meanwhile, following the instructions is crucial to ensure that you end up with the best result with minimal complications and your tattoo will stay beautiful for a lifetime.
    • Swimming (whether in a pool/fresh/salt water) and sunbathing one month after tattooing should be avoided as it can cause an infection. Whether your tattoo is fresh or completely healed, you should always protect it (or even better, keep it) from the sun as it will dry out the skin and result in fading. Use a high quality sunblock (only on a completely healed tattoo!) to prevent the damage (minimum 30 SPF sunblock).
    • We care about our clients, that's why after a while (app. 1 month) you should come to the studio or send us a photo of your healed tattoo by e-mail so we can check if everything looks as it should.

  1. Unfortnatly, we do not tattoo clients who show signs of skin or scalp diseases.
  2. We also don't tattoo pregnant women,
  3. Our clients must be 18 or older.
  4. If you have any illness (diabetes, epilepsy ...) or allergies, or you have gentle and difficult skin, consult your personal doctor about tattooing.
  5. Tattoos are corrected for free (tiny things that only show up when the tattoo is healed). If the tattoo was not healed properly or superficially, we reserve the right to charge the correction at a normal price!
  6. We do not tattoo any hostile (eg Nazi ...) motifs in the studio.
  7. We are not tattooing people who are taking antibiotics!
  8. We are not tattooing people who are under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants!

Let's introduce ourselves

We only do tattoos in our own style. For us, every single client is unique and important that's why we always take as much time as needed to understand your vision, to consider your wishes & ideas and make a true art out if it. We believe that in this way we can achieve something truly breathtaking and unique! For more information and booking please contact us by e-mail.
All images are our work and are protected by copyright! If you wish to use the images for non-commercial purposes, please inquire by e-mail with a description of intended use.

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We are currently accepting new customers. Contact us and we will arrange for the term!

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