Foto van gastartiest Roman Vainer

Roman Vainer

When speaking of a grand master in the realistic tattoo style, you cannot forget to mention Roman Vainer. What he does, very few people can replicate. Guest spots, running his own tattoo- and barbershop AND making time for his family. What a man! A man with an incredible amount of talent.
But don't just simply believe what we say, have a look at his work down below!
 
These are his socials:

Roman Vainer works primarily in realism, both in color and black and white.

This picture depicts a lioness done by Roman. With a little fantasy, anyone can think of a meaning behind this. Done in 1 session.

 

A Hanya mask is primarily an element from the Japanese tradition, however Roman realistically elaborated the design for this specific tattoo. It symbolizes the jealousy of a female demon 🙂 Done in 2 sessions.

 
Immortalize your faithful four-legged friend while you still can

Dog portrait in color by Roman Vainer

This specific client came to Roman specifically to have his German Shepherd put on his forearm.... This portrait was finished within a day, which is quite normal for an animal portrait.

Done in 1 session.

 

Roman Vainer has been an occasional guest artist at Inksane Roeselare since 2017! January '22 will his 11th time.
By now, we've grown quite fond of his visits 🙂

 

What our customers have to say

I am an eternally satisfied customer. After going to Roman Vainer once for a realistic portrait, I returned 4 times fairly soon after for more of his work. The people at Inksane listen carefully to what you want and also take into account the pain you might experience in more sensitive areas of your body. I will definitely keep returning for more beautiful tattoos. For a good experience, I would recommend this shop to anyone.
Gastartieste Roman Vainer aan het werk bij Inksane Roeselare
Kimberly Geets
Client of Roman Vainer

We asked Roman a few questions

This piece was tattooed in 1 day: a photo of the client's their son's hands. If you want a photo like this yourself, we are happy to help you with that! Your own source material is always more unique than what you find online.

A few years ago, Roman Vainer gave this feedback about our self-organized classical painting classes, which he attended:

How does it work?

At Inksane, we have a range of artists who each specialize in their own style. Roman Vainer is one of them.

It is the job of our Inksane reception to match every customer request with the best possible artist. When you send us an email, we'll figure out which style of tattoo you want and therefore which artist is best suited for your idea. Sometimes it might occur that we'll have to email a few questions back and forth in order to have enough info to select the right artists.

 
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Make a tattoo appointment

If you already have a preference for a certain artist, e.g. Roman Vainer, we will still double check to see if said artist fits your project.

If your initially preferred artist does not fit the project, we will make sure to hook you up with another artist. For example, if you mainly want line work, but the artist you initially chose is only really specialized in realism (which does not include line work), then we will propose a line work specialist instead.

 
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Choose an artist yourself

Given the fact that Roman Vainer is a Russian guest artist, he is not permanently available with us.
When you make your appointment, he will most likely not be here in Belgium.

You can send us an example of what you like to see, but that is not required. It would be ideal if that are examples from works of Roman himself.
The best thing that you can do is orally explain what you want: for example 'I want a portrait of Freddy Krueger, in color, on my lower arm. Then will Roman look for pictures himself, make his own composition, etc...

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Tattoo idea

The good old times - 14 year old Roman

Younger and a bit thinner too... 🙂

You will get to see your design on the day of your appointment. There is always enough time to ask further questions, or to adjust your design.

If you insist on seeing your design in advance, e.g. a few days earlier, you can. It is also possible that Roman may need to ask further questions during this meeting before he can finish the design.

An appointment like that takes +/- 30 min. This means that your tattoo appointment is not at the start of his guest spot (=period when he is with us in the shop), but rather in the middle or the end.

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See the design

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More pictures.

Request price and date proposal (free):

Via this form you can tell us what tattoo project you have in mind.
We will give you more information if necessary and a price proposal.
When the idea doesn't seem to be ideal for Roman, but more ideal for another artist, we will tell you as well.
With the price proposal, you will also get one or more available dates.
You are free to decide if you want to fix a date or not.

























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Roman doesn't always tattoo, he likes drawing too.

Every time Roman is in our studio in Roeselare, he spends his evenings painting.
Several of his works already adorn our walls, often because carrying a wet canvas in your luggage isn't always the most genius plan.

 

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One final thing

Did you know that Roman's wife, Kate Vainer, is also a top-notch tattoo artist? She joins us from time to time on guest spot at Inksane Roeselare.
This picture is from before the pandemic, when his mother-in-law came along as a babysitter :), and Roman an Kate tattooed every day.

Do you want to see Kate's work ?
Check it out: https://www.instagram.com/kate_vainer__/

This is a more recent pic of their son Robert :)

 

FAQ

All shops are open from Tuesday until Saturday, from 11h00 - 18h00.

Appointments with guest artists can also take place on Sundays and Mondays

Our reception takes care of the bookings, organization and appointments.

Often the high artistic qualities of our artists are accompanied by a lack of social and organizational skills 😉
That's not always the case though, but it's a handy guideline.

Most of the time we are indeed, but don't hesitate to contact our reception to be sure!

Our reception is open from Tuesday until Saturday.
You can walk in without appointment, with all your questions.

Appointments with our guestartists could be on a Sunday, Monday or holiday because they usually work 7/7 for the short period they are here.

A guest artist is a high level artist from another country coming to our shop for a short period of time (for example 3 weeks).

Checking the design always happens in our shop. We don't send the design by e-mail. Because your guest artist is not in the shop permanently, checking your design beforehand is not always convenient. If you really want to see your design beforehand, we could for example schedule an appointment of 15 minutes on day 1 and have you tattooed on day 5.

We schedule one client per guest artist a day. On the day of your appointment you will have enough time to discuss and adapt your design if necessary.

Would you like to see the design beforehand? Be sure to let the reception know when booking your appointment.

You can pay with cash, card and Inksane gift vouchers.

You can! Visit our shop online or buy one at the reception!

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You can choose the amount you want to put on it yourself.

Gift vouchers are valid for 1 year (the appointment has to be made within 1 year, the tattoo can be placed afterwards).
During the pandemic we obviously don't pay attention to the expiration date. 😉

You can use this gift voucher for tattoos and piercings in all of our shops.

There is no general price list. We work with a wide range of different tattoo artists: each of them has its own price rates and waiting period.

Some artists work with an hourly rate, others prefer a set price.
Our guest artists mostly have a day session price rate.

If you send us an e-mail with the tattoo you have in mind, we can give you a price estimation. In order to do this of course, we have to know what you want, which style, size, color or black and grey and body placement. If you don't know how big the tattoo should be or where to place it.. don't worry, our reception is happy to help you!

With the necessary information our reception can hook you up with the right artist and give you a price estimation. All this with a smile and free of charge.

For sure!

Every Inksane shop has a reception ready to answer your questions. You don't need an appointment to come in.

If it seems necessary to have a chat with the artist, we'll check if that is possible. If not, we will book in a short appointment to discuss your idea with the artist.

That depends on several factors:

  • The style (and thus the fitting artist. Every artist has their own price).
  • The size of your arm.
  • The complexity (or simplicity) of the design.
  • Color or black and grey.
  • Your skin type: We only know this when we start tattooing. Some skin types take the ink easily, for other skin types it can take up to 3 times more time before the skin takes the ink well.

A couple of ground rules:

  • expect around 4 sessions with styles such as biomech subgenres, scripting and other classic allround.
  • 5 to 7 sessions with black and grey photorealism.
  • 9 sessions for full color realism.

Our reception is professionally trained in estimating the amount of sessions needed for any given tattoo.
If you mail us (or show us in person) your idea, we will ask the necessary questions in order to then point you towards one or more artists and give you an estimation of the price and waiting time.

A day session with the same tattoo artist has the same price, whether it's color or black and grey.
An artist specialized in color is not more expensive than an artist specialized in black and grey.

Though black and grey tattoos go faster, so you will see more result after one day session.

Fun fact: our realism artists almost always prefer to do full-color 🙂

Yes, when booking an appointment we ask to pay a deposit.
With a guest artist that's usually around 150 euro.

If you book in via e-mail , you will receive an automatic e-mail with a payment button.
Via this button you will go to our deposit section and you can pay online.

If you book in via the reception, you will have to pay the deposit in the shop. This is possible with cash, card or an Inksane gift voucher.

You may bring maximum 1 person to your appointment.

If you are booked for a day session, we do not recommend you bring anyone along. It will be a long day for your partner.

Regular artists are our Belgian (local) tattoo artists, that are in the shop every day.
Most of the time these artists are trained by us. They also speak (most of them) Dutch.

Guest artists, on the other hand, are highly skilled artists that we select from all over the world.
They almost never speak Dutch, but most of them can speak English.

A guest artist is only here for a limited period. For example 3 weeks.
95% of our guest artists return on a regular basis, so you can book in bigger projects with them and spread that over a longer time period.

If you don't show up to your appointment, your deposit will be lost.

This is also the case when you cancel less than two business days before your appointment.

Guest artists are only here for a limited time, and their Inksane schedule has been fixed for a while. They count on you to show up to the appointment, since it is not possible for them to find another client last minute.

When did you cancel? 

  • No show = deposit lost.
  • Cancelling less than two business days before (business days = Tuesday until Saturday) = deposit lost.
  • Cancelling more than two business days in advance (business days = Tuesday until Saturday) = deposit stays.

What if you cancelled on time? 

  • You can leave the deposit in our system until you book in again or you can receive it back as a gift voucher. The gift voucher doesn't mention a name so you can give it away as well.
  • If you book in again immediately after moving the appointment, we will transfer your deposit.
  • If you change from Inksane shop or Inksane artist, your deposit stays valid.

A deposit is never refunded in cash or by bank transfer.

This, again, is different for every artist, but here are some ground rules:

  • The session starts at 11h.
  • It will take approximately one hour to discuss the design, the anatomy, placing of the stencil, setting up the booth...
  • After that, your tattoo artist will continue until your design is ready. This could be at 15.00h but this could also be at 18.00h.
  • So don't plan your day in a way that you need to be home at a specific hour.

The hour at which your session is finished does not affect the price. Your price is a fixed daily price, and serves to finish that day's design. Some clients' skin absorbs ink easily, so we finish quickly, but it may as well be the other way around.

Some of our artists do cover-ups, some do not.

If you want a cover-up, say this from the start.

Most artists can cover a small tattoo with a much larger design. That being said, we have 2 cover-up specialists available: if your old tattoo took up your entire upper arm, your new tattoo obviously can't be much bigger. Our specialist will show you what is possible.

What you need to know about cover-up tattoos

  • A cover-up is always darker than your original tattoo.
  • You cannot use light elements or styles to cover (for example a portrait or a rose).
  • Give your artist as much freedom as possible. This way you will get the best result.
  • Ideally you laser your old tattoo a couple of times. The tattoo doesn't need to be gone completely but if the tattoo is already a little bit lighter, a lot of new possibilities open up for your new design. 

Are you looking for a good tattoo laser company? Ask our reception.

Yes, but we first need to see your old tattoo. Send us some clear photos if you want to book in via mail or even better, if you stop by the shop.
Our reception will propose some possible Inksane artists for you.

If your tattoo is still fresh, it is important that your skin doet not get too moist.
Moist skin holds less ink, resulting in a faded tattoo.

Bathing, swimming, sauna, sweating, though work outs... they make your skin soft and moist. So we recommend you do not practice any of said activities before your tattoo is fully healed.

We recommend about 3 weeks of carefully taking care of your new tattoo.

No: we do not recommend you go out sunbathing. Not only during the first weeks after your tattoo, but also afterwards: a tattoo is only fully healed after 3 months.

Moreover, a tattoo is based on contrast. The lightest part of your tattoo is your skin color. The darkest part is the blackest ink. If you sunbathe often, your skin will get darker, and so will the lightest part of your tattoo. This leaves you with less contrast, and makes your tattoo less 'readable'.

Finally, long exposure to the sun can break down the tattoo pigment. You should pay attention to that for the rest of your life.

It doesn't matter really, as long as you don't expose the tattoo too much to the sun, and don't go swimming...
Getting your lower arm tattooed right before you leave for a holiday is not very wise.

Getting a tattoo during the winter/autumn/spring makes more sense but that shouldn't hold you back from getting one in the summer.

No.

There isn't a direct side effect between tattooing and a pregnancy but it's better to not take any risks during this period.

Enduring the pain of getting tattoed for a whole day also weakens your immune system a bit. You will be tired after such a session (pregnant or not 😉 ).
You want to avoid that, because you'll need as much energy as you can get a hold of in order to take care of your baby.

Of course! We have a webshop with high-end piercing jewelry. You can also book an appointment online to get pierced.

This is possible in each of our three studios (Roeselare, Sint-Niklaas, Brussels).

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