Dragan: Feeling the fresh breeze of Lika Drejc Kokošar November 14, 2023

Dragan: Feeling the fresh breeze of Lika

Dragan has started hiking in the mountains as an activity in his free time, as he doesn’t find as many recreational activities in Gračac as he would like. Little by little he is starting to explore the Velebit mountain range, which although not very high, is very respectable due to its hostility. Not for nothing, there are many legends that tell of mystical creatures that populate and protect the moors and peaks of Velebit. Isn’t perhaps the cold breeze that Dragan feels, the whisper of the fairies? 

Author: Luana Matosevic

Can you present yourself?

My name is Matej Kovalević. I live in Gračac. In my spare time, I started tattooing.

What inspired you to become a tattoo artist? What’s your earliest memory of tattoos?

I have loved to draw since I was little, and I continued that path. It led me to tattoo art until last year and I came up with the idea to really start tattooing. I already had tattooing in mind, but I was doing small tattoos for me and my friends more for fun. Then I decided to buy tattoo equipment and start to do something more seriously.

How many tattoos do you have?

For now, I have a couple of tattoos that I did by myself.

Where do you see yourself and your art in the future?

My friends encouraged me to start tattooing and I started doing it on them. I am currently making good progress and I hope for greater success, and I hope that soon I will be able to establish my own studio.