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PLPeter Laeviv
Peter Laeviv
“I went on a 14 day silent retreat and it was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.Towards the end of the two weeks I had what I think I can only describe as an out of body experience during the 4am session. I felt an overwhelming bubble of sadness and guilt literally rise within me but it wasn’t mine I was just experiencing it for someone else, I opened my eyes in floods of soundless tears that also felt not mine.I forgave my mum there and then, and it felt natural that I would stand by her no matter what, no more distancing myself, no more pushing her to get help, I would just be there unconditionally.When I left and came back home my mum told me she had something to tell me. She’d woken up really early in the morning (around 4am) and she said it was then clear what she had to do and why she had to do it.I believe I felt what my mum was feeling. I still don’t know what my mum actually felt that morning but it gave her the power and motivation to change her life.”

“I went on a 14 day silent retreat and it was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Towards the end of the two weeks I had what I think I can only describe as an out of body experience during the 4am session. I felt an overwhelming bubble of sadness and guilt literally rise within me but it wasn’t mine I was just experiencing it for someone else, I opened my eyes in floods of soundless tears that also felt not mine. I forgave my mum there and then, and it felt natural that I would stand by her no matter what, no more distancing myself, no more pushing her to get help, I would just be there unconditionally. When I left and came back home my mum told me she had something to tell me. She’d woken up really early in the morning (around 4am) and she said it was then clear what she had to do and why she had to do it. I believe I felt what my mum was feeling. I still don’t know what my mum actually felt that morning but it gave her the power and motivation to change her life.”

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“I have always had the sensation of having to choose which path in life I should take. I have been torn between the decision of excelling in this physical reality, and doing everything in my power to make my time here on Earth truly incredible. Or to dedicate my life to the exploration of the universe found within, however this would result in excluding myself off to the world around me. After trying the latter for a year I came to the realisation that I need to find a balance, I discovered that love is at the core of both paths but one cannot work without the other, there is a symbiosis at work. I need to find a way to do both…”– ElliotThank you Elliot for the beautiful thoughts, your trust and complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back.By @peterlaevivTo join the waiting list:art@peterlaeviv.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tatto“ - Everything you say is contradictory. You can't have been in one place and another at the same time. Of all those lives, which one is the right one?- Each of these lives is the right one! Every path is the right path. Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning.”– Mr. NobodyThank you Daniel for the trust and complete freedom with your idea! “The mindset of how I see myself has changed, from “being” to “becoming” as I know I’m not limited to whatever I am right now. I’d like to be reminded that I can always be a better version of myself if I keep working on it, while I’m in peace with my current state.” Project was done a few months back while I was visiting home in Hungary. By @peterlaevivTo join the waiting list:art@peterlaeviv.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #petDay III. - Tom's life story sleeveWalks to school and back with grandma. Examining the plants and looking for ladybirds on the way. I remember as kid how I was also fascinated with the tiny ecosystem of bugs.Tom wanted me to visualize his life experiences from childhood to present day, both good and the bad and his outlook on the future. We spent 3 days together so far, and more is to come. Can’t wait to put some more days into this project. “The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and midday and afternoon do not, poor things.”– Elizabeth GoudgeThank you Tom for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back.By @peterlaevivTo join the waiting list:art@peterlaeviv.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fin“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ― Robert FrostThank you Miguel for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Thank you you all for giving me the freedom to do what I feel is right. Tattooing in the past year has become more than a self expression for me. My process developed to have a strange connection that I was never actively seeking or longing for. A connection with your life stories and feelings, however little may I know about them, I am confident at this point that it will just work itself out. It happened gradually and now it’s symbiotic with the journey. Immensely grateful for for it.By @peterlaevivBooks open for London via email, check highlight “book”Inquiries:peter.laeviv@gmail.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #ink #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #petDay I. - Tom's life story sleeveTom wanted me to visualise his life experiences from childhood to present day, both good and the bad and his outlook on the future. We spent 3 days together so far, and more is to come. You will see progression of this project in the coming days. It is highly rewarding when there is mutual trust and the connection is strong from the get go between me and the client.“The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.”– Peter A. LevineThank you Tom for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always.By @peterlaevivTo join the waiting list:art@peterlaeviv.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #slee“Suppose you see somebody strange in your room. You get scared and open your eyes and find that there is nobody. Was it a dream?You most likely saw your own version from a parallel realm. Many versions of you exist in parallel realms. 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“I’ve been consistently dreaming strange but extremely comforting dreams when I was around 10 years old. I haven’t had them since and I really miss the feeling. It felt like I was sliding on a tubelike soft surface into a hole, where there is a source of a bright light. I wasn’t thinking about anything, and can’t really tell if it was my body sliding or my mind. I believed and still believe that the route was taking me to an another world, to an unconscious one.” ― ZhaxiyangdanThank you Zhaxiyangdan for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Cant wait to go back to work and for you all to inspire me with your stories.By @peterlaevivBooks open for London waitlist via email, check highlight “book”Inquiries:peter.laeviv@gmail.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #ink #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #single“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes”– Mahatma GandhiThank you Eddie for your trust and for the complete freedom with your first tattoo! Project was done few months back, as usual. “[...] I would like a tattoo inspired by my childhood and travels I have done. I have done a lot of adventurious travelling abroad including a lot of hiking up mountains in countries such as Peru and Nepal. Seeing and getting to immerse myself in other cultures has certainly broadened my view and brought me down to earth. My parents have sacrificed a lot to me in my childhood and brought me up in the manner where I should learn from my mistakes and they have given me all the freedom I could have had. [...]”By @peterlaevivTo join the waiting list:art@peterlaeviv.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #pete“I've always been fascinated by memory and dreams because they are both completely our own. No one else has the same memories. No one has the same dreams.The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.” ― Lois LowryThank you Alicia for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! “This [spruce] tree means a great deal to me. I grew up 50 meters away from this tree and therefore had the chance to see its majestic beauty evolve from season to season for more than 25 years. 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Project was done good few months back, as always.By @peterlaevivTo join the waiting list:art@peterlaeviv.com.....#tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #ink #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #portrait #portraittattoo #spacetattoo #geometry #zen #zentattoo #surrealism #armtattoo“The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist.”― Erwin SchrodingerThank you Charley for your trust and for the complete freedom with your tattoo! I loved working on this one as its subject is very close to me. “There's something poetic about the basis of life being greater than the known universe. 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Consciousness starts in your gut, so be mindful about what you eat and keep processed irritants away from it.
Your gut contains hundreds of millions of neurons, which are connected to your brain through nerves in your nervous system sending bidirectional signals. When you damage your gut-biome, you damage your inner wellbeing physically and emotionally.
This also has little to nothing to do with the actual tattoo I just thought I'd carefully spoon-feed you the above.
Thanks for reading! And thank you Elle for your continuous trust over the years. We've been building a sleeve for Elle based on her life experiences over the years. You can see an old healed work the other side of her arm if you swipe.
A lot of the people I get to have the pleasure to work with are returning clientele wh