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10 Questions with Steen
1. FAVOURITE PLACE THAT YOU'VE TRAVELLED?
New Zealand as a country without a doubt. It’s peaceful, beautiful, full of nice food, full of nice people and the air is good. In terms of cities, Barcelona, Berlin or Florence.
2. FEAR OF?
3. WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I really wanna skydive …but also really don’t wanna skydive.
4. DOGS OR CATS?
Both. I’m that guy ..sorry.
5. IF YOU COULD LEARN ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Spanish, to draw better & to not sweat the small stuff the way I do.
6. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
No idea. I barely watch em’
7. WHAT IS THE SCARIEST AND/OR HARDEST THING YOU'VE DONE?
Start Few and Far Collective, tattoo and hike the ‘Haiku Stairs’ (aka “The Stairway to Heaven”) in Hawaii.
8. SOMEONE YOU'D LIKE TO MEET?
Joe Rogan, for sure. Love that dude.
9. FAVOURITE QUOTE?
Harder you work the luckier you get.
10. WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN TATTOOING?
Breaking my hand. It kinda blows my mind to think how different my life would be if I didn’t get into that fight or if I wasn’t good friends and/or living with a tattooer at the time …scares me also. This said, I didn’t tattoo for very long - and as the story goes… I ran a busy street shop (in Brisbane) for a year or 2 (most of which, struggling with a cast on FYI) before ultimately being offered an apprenticeship. It was during this time I collected alot of stupid tattoos (ones that I’d later regret and laser remove later in my life *facepalm) but most importantly, at least for me, where I fell in love with the tattoo culture and tattoos on a much deeper level. It’s also where I started to learn to draw and paint with watercolours - and where I learnt good, hard, old-fashioned discipline. This was way before Instagram and, I guess what you’d call the ‘new wave’ ? …and somewhat different. It was great and exactly what I needed …but decided it was best for me to leave the life I had in hopes of leaving behind many of a not-so-good circle and bad habits. Intended on going back into the art of tattooing ...however as fate would have it, I never went back. Instead went back to Carpentry for a while (my trade) until one day deciding that I wasn’t happy, then I quit. The next day, I put all of my sole focus back into my work …and that was at least 10 years ago now …and never looked back!