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TALK TO ME, BESTIE! An Exclusive Interview with Artist, Killian Moon.

Updated: Jun 2


Welcome to Logan Square Tattoo's exclusive interview series, where we spotlight some of the most talented and innovative artists in the tattoo industry. We have the privilege of speaking with Killian Moon, an esteemed renaissance man adorned with awards and boasting a prolific artistry spanning over fifteen years, who is going to be tattooing at Logan Square Tattoo this June 26th - June 29th, 2024. 


Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Killian Moon is not your average tattoo artist – he's a professional ink virtuoso specializing in an impressive array of styles, from realism and portraits to landscapes, biomech, freeform chaotic, blackwork, and fine line small tattoos. 


Killian is dedicated to infusing each piece he creates with a compelling narrative and a touch of uniqueness. Embracing efficiency, speed, and innovation, he effortlessly crafts custom designs on the fly, drawing inspiration from his rich tapestry of experiences. Whether you're seeking a mind-bending masterpiece or an unconventional expression of self, Killian is ready to collaborate and push the boundaries of artistic possibility.


So, let's embark on a journey of creativity together – let's dive into the weird and wonderful world of tattooing with Killian Moon.




“My Name is Killian Moon, and I see myself as a troubleshooter as much as I am a commercial production artist. My job in tattooing is to synthesize what my client wants (What is it?) and deliver a creative solution (How is it?) that  I can apply quickly and consistently through the hundreds of people I tattoo each year.” 


How do you approach developing creative solutions for each client's unique vision?


“In my head, every tattoo should be taken into consideration as a puzzle to be solved. Each puzzle has a unique solution that comes from a combination of research and exposure to new ideas. If you think about it, through my 16 years tattooing I’ve been exposed to and hoarded massive amounts of unusual inspiration sources in every medium. Consuming art compulsively to create a complex mental library of bits and pieces that go into making my clients tattoos.” 


“The way that this manifests itself into my process is through Video consultations with my clients. I’ve never really been a fan of endless email and text exchanges. It feels like such a dry and inefficient way of talking about art. Over the last 5 or so years I’ve adopted doing video calls with most of my clients to bounce ideas back and forth to find creative ways of decorating their limbs.” 


How do you help clients who may not have a clear vision of what they want in their tattoo?


“You gotta understand most people are not in creative fields. It's not their job to obsess over art and think about what specific plants, mushrooms and animals coexist in a specific climate. 

They don’t have to analyze the very specific way the horn shape and body type of a dragon and how it relates to its age.” 


“See, I can’t do math… so whenever I need that specific skill I usually go find a grownup. In a similar sense, I'm here to figure out the HOW and WHY of simple or complex tattoo designs. That's the service I provide, It's my job as a production artist.” 



How do you handle complex tattoo requests that require specialized knowledge or skills?


“Your tattoo design should be interesting, unique, and well done in a quick manner. This is why I have consultations, so I can do my job quicker and ask all the questions I need to for us to make a plan.

Tattooing goes through cycles of repetition, especially in the social media world we live in. My ego as an artist isn’t that important; I think it’s very important that the process is still produced as an intimate collaboration between artist and client (not an inanimate “canvas,” but instead a real human person).”




How do you maintain the integrity of the collaborative process in an industry that often trends toward repetitive designs?


“This is the version of tattooing I like to provide. You tell me WHAT, and in a 15-minute conversation with a few dozen “what IF…”, I’ll figure out HOW. I guess the only thing left to do for whoever is reading this is to send me an email to talk about their tattoo.”







What final advice would you give to potential clients who are considering a tattoo from you?


“Talk to me, bestie!”  





Killian is booking for his guest spot with us June 24th - June 29th, 2024.

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