TIDan is a highly professional tattoo artist based in Lake Forest, CA. Browse designs covering black and grey style. Book a free consultation!
Award Winning Artist
Hi, my name is Denis Torikashvili (aka Tidan) I’m from Rostov-on-Don, south of Russia. It is where I started tattooing in 1997. Practically there was no information about tattoo that time and I had to work in very difficult conditions.
In that year I bought my first tattoo machine Micky Sharpz. From that time I began to search the information I was interested in and started sketching. In those years tattoo forums and internet communities just started to appear. I took part in St. Petersburg tattoo convention in 2005 for the first time and won a prize in 2006. It was best of the day tattoo, my first award.
I made the black and gray portrait. I worked in some tattoo shops in Rostov and than I opened my own tattoo shop. I worked in different tattoo styles. I made not bad Japanese tattoos, ornament, American traditional tattoos and realistic. I treat traditional styles with a great respect but it requires a profound knowledge of a culture and maximum immersion into the styles. Everything changed in 2014.
I decided to move to Moscow and started all over again. I began experiment, created collages and and trying to realize my unique ideas on the skin. One day I made a Sackboy (Little big planet PS game).
That tattoo became very popular and I realized that I found my own style. It’s funny cute characters. I made a lot of tattoos in that style and that was fun. In 2016 I focused on black and grey tattoos.
I had a lot of trips working as a guest artist and I attended many tattoo conventions. And I have got some trophies. From 2019 I am a resident artist in Vatican Studios, Lake Forest, CA.
Step 1 – Come up with an idea
Step 2 – Find real photos visualising your idea (don’t use drawings, paintings, sketches, computer graphics, etc. Use only real photos)
Step 3 – Please fill out the form for if you’d like to get tattooed or if you have a general enquiry. Try to add as much detail as possible so we can achieve the best results for you. Dependant on the design, further consultation may be required.
Deposits are required to secure an appointment. All deposits are deducted from the final price of your tattoo and are non-refundable.
Deposits can be paid direct in the studio, alternatively bank details are available on request.