Oscar Hove is based in Barcelona, Spain. Showing interest in art since he was 12 years old, especially in graffiti, Oscar has practiced graphic design for a while before entering the tattoo world in 2011. He states:
“My philosophy is simple like that: ENJOY. If something doesn’t make you happy, that thing is not for you.”
In contemporary tattooing, especially in the Western world, many tattoo artists are influenced by Japanese art and culture. And if Oscar has also fallen in love with Japanese aesthetics after visiting the country, he refused to fall into the easy side of imitation: “I cannot change the fact that I’m a Spanish guy, living a Mediterranean life, so, I’m not trying to do traditional Japanese tattoos,” he says.