Interview with Marc Fischer
Marc Fischer is a Songwriter of the German Post-Rock band Six Days of Calm from Würzburg. Besides having a passion for music, he also has a great passion for beards and tattoos. Of course, we didn’t hesitate to ask him for an interview.
We are very happy to announce that he accepted and gave us some insights.
Hello Marc, it’s nice, that you had the time to talk to us. Let’s start with “who is Marc Fischer”?
Thank you for the invitation.
My name is Marc Fischer, songwriter of the Post-Rock Band Six Days of Calm from Würzburg. The debut album, The Ocean’s Lullaby released November 2020. Follow me on Instagram to stay up to date. @marc_sixdaysofcalm
Another kind of art I am passionate about are tattoos and beards.
You got us a perfect introduction for an intersection. What was your first tattoo, and does it have an interesting story behind it?
My first Tattoo was a sun on my body. It had no significant meaning, I was just a teenager and saw a tattoo from a singer of the band Fear Factory and had to get it. Additionally, that particular spot was unique at the time, and just caused me to want it more. To be fair, from a pain level, one could take a better spot than the belly.
Do you draw your tattoos on your own?
I have absolutely no artistic potential, as a child I could draw an Ottifanten, but that was the best.
I personally believe that you have to be able to draw to create your own motif, after all, it has to look good on your skin.
After all, you search for a tattooist by his expertise, what he specializes in. Even if I could draw comics, I still believe a comic artist would be miles ahead of me, especially if it has to be on the skin.
I also believe that an artist can get more of my ideas than I could do on my own, I would just limit myself and this result would be on my skin.
How many tattoos do you have by now? Do you have any more tattoos planned?
It’s hard to count them. Many were made on their own, but as time went on, they got connected and so forth. So I can’t answer that question in that capacity, but I can tell you I have tattoos on my back, thighs, lower legs, feet, rips, belly, breast and arms.
Currently I have no tattoos planned, though that has always been this way, I do not plan for a tattoo, the idea just comes out of nowhere and then I try to make it into reality. This is why sometimes it’s a long timespan between tattoos, while sometimes it’s a shorter span.
Did some tattoos ever end up as a failure? Do you still think of them in that case?
There are actually tattoos on me that didn’t end up so good. There were different reasons back then, but at the end of the day I still value them as a special time. They are special things and they are mine alone. One thing that is bothersome is that I have no truly beautiful tattoo on my back. The tattoo itself isn’t the problem but the space it occupies, so I have less space to work with. If I make a cover up of the tattoo, I will have to put a lot of effort into it, which I currently avoid.
With what products do you treat your tattoos, and what do you recommend?
Taking care of my tattoos is very important to me, neglecting your tattoos can easily break things.
The basic fact is that everyone has their own skin, and it reacts differently, so you should take whatever suits your bill.
In the past, I used the classic method of putting the area in plastic wrap until I got home. After I got there, I removed it and for two weeks(my tissues regenerated rather slowly) I used the tattoo cream of Pegasus. I put a thin layer of cream on my skin three times a day(before that, I cleaned that area.)
Nowadays, I use the Second Skin “patch”(i.e. from Suprasorb). In my opinion, this is the most revolutionary development of tattoo technology.
You put the “patch” directly on the tattoo after getting inked. The patch stays there for seven days and after that I use moisturizing body lotion. That’s it.
Gone are the days of ruined clothes, bothering cleaning and using slippery creams, it’s so easy and delivers good results.
What is your favorite tattoo and why is it your favorite?
I like both of my sleeves very much, they are somewhat special to me. There isn’t anything like it, despite me having my sleeves for a long time. There are different pictures of those sleeves, each having a different meaning and great importance to my life, although some pictures are straight up bizarre, some are beautiful…and it’s all on my arm
Let’s get to your beard. From today’s standpoint, what’s the worst style?
Oh, that goes to the goatee, or rather a line on a chin, not even a combination of a mustache or anything.
This was rough, and it felt like I wore this half my life, definitely too long. Today I have no idea why I did this and I still get scared seeing a picture of it.
Are you a regular to some Barber, or do you try different Barbers?
I do indeed go to the same barber every time. For a long time, there hasn’t been a Barber and Joachim from “Groha Gentlemen” was one of the first which specialised in such offers. I am happy with them and I stay true to them. He is really fantastic and it feels incredible to be there.
Do you have a routine to take care of your beard? What products do you use?
I regularly wash my beard in the morning and evening with beard soap, after that, I trim it and blow dry it to form my beard. Then, I add some beard oil or beard cream(depending on what I wear, the oil could leave stains) and depending on my beard I add some beard balm into it, so it stands firmly. To top it off, I use my special beard brush and finish it.
I usually use products from Bart Royal, Proraso and/or Meißner for this all-round care.
Thank you very much Marc Fischer.
We are looking forward to the next interview and hope you have a pleasant day.