The Proust Questionnaire: Lalo Yunda
In this latest installment of The Proust Questionnaire for Tattooists, we hit up Lalo Yunda of Bogota, Columbia, who tattoos in a variety of styles at Sacred Tattoo in NYC. Here's how it went down:
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Thirsty, in your bed, dying for water, hungover, not being able to get up.
What is your idea of earthly happiness? Being able to flow with life with a good rhythm, sometimes fast, sometimes slow and always curious to what's next.
Your most marked characteristic? Ask other people because if I answer myself i'll probably say what I would like to be my most marked characteristic!
What is your principle defect? None! Haha! Ok maybe disorganization.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction? All the bad guys who in the end are good.
Who are your favorite heroes in real life? Banksy, Many Chao, and some regular people who live really tough lives with a smile on their faces and are able to share and care with others, expecting nada!
Your favorite painters? Joaquin Sorolla, Miro...so many.
Your favorite musicians? Systema Solar, Bomba Stereo, Buraka
Who are your favorite writers? Alejandro Jodorowski, Alvaro Mutis, Malcolm Gladwell.
The quality you most admire in a man? Honesty, humbleness, funniness and good heart.
The quality you most admire in a woman? Honesty, humbleness, funniness and good heart, smile, boobs and ass...
Your favorite virtue? Being able to feel and understand that we all are one....on the same boat
Who would you have liked to be? A better version of me, or some tribal man from the Caribbean, South Pacific like Bali or Hawaii who spent his days with littlle clothes on, fishing and swimming, all of these of course before the arrival of f**kin missionaries.
Where would you like to live? I would love to live in a place with the perfect mix of warm weather, great waves and enough flow of clients and adventure...may be Hawaii, Brazil or somewhere in California.
What are your favorite names? Simple ones.
What natural gift would you most like to possess? Will power without being boring.
How would you like to die? Fast and happy
What is your present state of mind? Snowboarding
What is your motto? I can't tell u. ;)