In 1995 I founded Tribo and in 1996 opened the first branch of the studio in Slovenská Street in the premises of the hair saloon Joshua, which has since become a cult. I was soon joined by Jarda Králíček, who was a piecer in those day and replaced my original associate, and we’ve worked in tandem ever since. Twenty years went by quickly, a lot has changed, but we’re still here, and our two studios – one on the corner of Klimentská and Revoluční in Prague 1 and the other at 5 Janáčkovo Nábřeží – are also alive and kicking.
Over those 20 years we’ve witnessed and participated in the social transformation in tattooing, trained and influenced an entire generation of tattoo artists and opened the door to others. We’ve been regular participants in tattoo conventions around the world (Berlin, Frankfurt, Rome, Stockholm, Paris, Nantes, Hamburg, Helsinki) where we found plenty of inspiration, gained experience and established valuable contacts thanks to which many excellent, world-class progressive artists guested as tattooers in Tribo, which consequently influenced and accelerated development of the Czech scene.