Kai Uwe Faust
Born in Germany 1978 in a dark and rainy autumn night, grown up in a small village in West Germany with strict Christian background. I was drawing and fascinated by history, art and mythology since earliest childhood, and had the dream to work at Walt Disney studios!
At the end of teenage years, I opened my eyes, deepened my knowledge of pre-christian mythology and animism, and turned away from monotheism.
After school I took a builders' education specialized on concreteworks. After that I went back to school again to get a higher graduation.
One lucky day I met Astrid Köpfler (Drauf & Dran / Heaven and Hell / Living Art, Germany) who took me as her apprentice in 2001. Eight busy and successful years followed, where I toured through Scandinavian Viking Markets, doing strictly traditional tattooing in the summer, and worked in 'Living Art Studio' the rest of the year.
2008 I got the invitation to work as a guest artist at Kunsten på Kroppen,
2010 Kunsten på Kroppen became my homebase,
2013 my humble book "Nordic Tattoo- Black Art" was published,
2015 Erik stopped working and made me his successor, the rest is (living) history...