I caught up wth Mirka and Michal and we talked about their couple tattoos and fashion label startup in Slovakia, KLMwear. How did you meet and how long have you been together? Both: We met in Bratislava few years ago. I know it sounds banal but it was truly love at first sight:). After three months of dating we moved in together, three years later we got married and soon it’ll be our first anniversary of marriage.
Lets talk about your couple tattoos… Mirka: Michal was always very much into tattoos and he already did have few pieces. I never felt like having one, although I like good tattoo work. As I have mentioned our feelings towards each other are very strong. We fully experienced the best of life as well as the bad. Our couple tattoo is a reminder that after every rain shower comes the sun, when one thing is over, there is another awaiting. It has a very strong personal touch to our history. The motif itself is inspired by a graphic work by Rudolf Sikora (a friend of Michal’s family). Sikora is a well-known Slovak conceptual artist who likes to use symbols of birth, death, flow, and life as a journey. The tattoo itself is drawn by Michal and inked at Body Gallery in Bratislava.
Any plans for more couple tattoos? Both: If we both feel like getting more… why not? How do people react to your tattoos? Mirka: The couple tattoo is really small and hidden, those who have noticed it reacted positively. Michal: From my experience people are interested in the meaning of my tattoos and I am always asked why did I got this or that tattooed, and what does it mean.
Lets talk about what you do. Mirka: As you may have noticed from my previous answers, Michal is the very visual and creative type. It’s no surprise he is an architect. I am, on the contrary, more into words and ideas, that’s why I work as a copywriter, lecturer and PR consultant.
We hear you started a new fashion label together… tell us more! Yes! KLMwear (www.klmwear.sk), which is our brand of motorcycle clothing for those who do not want to compromise style by function. The core product is a pair of perfectly cut and super stylish kevlar-lined classic jeans with safety spots, which are great for cyclists too. KLMwear is designed and made in Slovakia. E-shop is to be open very soon, but meanwhile you can find us on Instagram!