Brigi Fuzes

About Me

I was born in Hungary in a small village called Nagyszénás. Since I was 5 years old I was drawing 3-4 drawings a day, I was born an artist. The very first drawing I did at nursery was a King sitting on a Throne with fine shading and detail. None of the teachers wanted to believe that I drew it. I had
feedback from everybody, they said I’d be a very talented artist when I grew up. This is when I fell in love with art.

When I started Primary School, my mum allowed me to attend evening classes to practice and learn more. Every year I won a competition and my last biggest competition was national at the age of 17 and I won a National Silver Diploma. Some of my Art still hangs on the walls of the Schools and at the College I attended to this very day. Aspiring Artists in Hungary seek to join the same educational institutions where I studied so that can follow in my footsteps.

I am a qualified Painter Artist, my paintings have been shown in many big galleries and were also on television. After qualifying, I started Tattooing a year later in Budapest at Shadow Tattoo for a couple of months my love and my life, Tattooing. My mother wasn’t so happy about it saying that “being an Artist was not a job”. Now she sees it can be a job, my hobby and she now speaks of how proud she is of me.

I tried my luck moving to the UK in 2009, hoping to have a better life as I’d come from an
impoverished background. I initially found the life so hard over here because I didn’t speak English, I had no friends, I felt like a child who couldn’t communicate. I needed to do washing up, cleaning and every hard physical job to survive. 3 years later I was speaking fluent English and was ready to get the job I always wanted, I started tattooing in a Tattoo Shop. I had my TV debut on Tattoo Disasters UK which was aired and continues to repeat on Channel 4 and Channel 5 in the UK and on Spike TV in the USA.

After another 3 years, I decided to follow my dream and open my own shop, which I named after my Great Grandmother’s Diamond Heart. She was an amazing person, she loved Tattoos and always told me to be true to myself and follow my dreams. Unfortunately, I lost her in March 2015. I want to follow her wisdom and enjoy my life doing what I love.

Well, Diamond Heart Tattoo Parlour is my dream, I want to set a good example, do things properly
and assist others who are very talented to reach their potential whilst treating them with the respect
I myself wanted for so long.

I’d like to change the way people think about Tattoos, those who never appreciated them or saw
them for the pieces of art that they are. Having a tattoo is like wearing jewellery that is permanent.
They are made with love and a lot of hard work and are an expression of a person’s spirit. They are
no longer the cliché markings of Gangsters and Convicts, a totally out of date perception. I started looking at everything in a more positive light when I met my Fiancé Ben and I’m very happy.

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