It’s an inspiring story of a rebel teenager who became the best tattoo artist in India.
It all started, in the year 1997 a casual walk to the clinic of Dr. Jahengir Kohiyar an elite psychiatrist and then the only Tattoo artist in India, transformed the fate of then 16 year old Sameer Patange. It was because of his outstanding skill at drawing and painting was immediately offered a part time job, rather a weekend job to assist and draw for Dr. Kohiyar.
Coming from a modest and conservative family background tattooing as a profession was considered as a taboo..
As they say,“Rebels” stop at none, the rebel hearted teenager Sameer took the leap of faith and began his exciting journey from a teenager to become the pioneer of the Indian Tattoo industry, as we know today.
Further creating waves by his art, Sameer became the most sought after youngest tattoo artist in the country. His expertise involved the most radicle and out of the box artistic pieces.
Sameer was one the very few artist in India, being featured in a documentary by BBC Media, a world renowned international media network. He received spotlight from all major media houses in India, featuring his breathtaking body art pieces which were way ahead than their time.
2004 saw Sameer making a radicle decision to establish a name for himself by following his instincts and aid of his trusting friends, moved base to western suburbs from south of Mumbai, then began his solo career in the still emerging tattoo industry.
From working at a friend’s recording studio to a friend’s salon he managed to do it all until 2005. Opportunity struck when Sameer was offered a stake and chance to have his own studio at Suniel Shetty’s project, “Hakim’s Aalim” along with Aalim the celebrity hair stylist. 2008 came the beginning of Kraayonz studio spearheaded by Sameer and starting from scratch.
Today, Sameer is a leading celebrity tattoo artist of the country standing tall with 3 successful tattoo studios in Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.
The Future holds promising growth with new branches and a fleet of trained artist from the house of Kraayonz, to become the best creative studio in the country and delivering nothing but the best personalized tattoos for our dear customers.
Working alongside and for Dr. Kohiyar for 6 long years it was apparent that Sameer would pick up the skill and follow paths of Mr. Anil Gupta who was then the only Prodigy who was making waves in the western world of America
Learning and after creating waves and grabbing attention of media during those 6 years
Since its inception 18 years ago, Kraayonz has come a long way with a solid team of 10 artists and 5 apprentices spread across tattoo studios in Mumbai (Bandra), Bangalore and Pune building a strong client base along the way.
Our clientele boasts of some of the biggest names in Bollywood including Hritik Roshan and his wife Sussanne, Sunaina Roshan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Barbara Mori, Sushmita Sen and her family, Shruti Hassan, Kangana Ranaut, Nimrat Kaur, Siddharta Mallya, Virat Kohli, Vishal Dadlani, Sujoy Ghosh, Avduth Gupte and Many More…