Tattoo Life September/October 2017
Tattoo Life September/October 2017
Tattoo Life September/October 2017

TATTOO LIFE September/October 2017

“I’m always surprised and delighted to discover the various lifestyles that revolve around being a tattooist. Some people travel, choosing a professional life on the road. Other tattooists already know precisely what they want to dedicate their work to from the start, so they complete their studies and set out on a clearly defined path. Yet others find themselves on an unexpected voyage, which builds and provides structure to their identity. My own path has been fun and unexpected, so much so that I’m still surprised about where it has led me…” (form the editorial by Miki Vialetto)

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2Spirit Tattoo: The sanctuary of blackwork

“A spiritual sanctuary”: these words from Thieves of Tower inspired us to describe the studio we’re presenting. It isn’t easy to find, but it has lots of ‘followers’ who travel to the Santa Monica Mountains to get a tattoo from Roxx, Cats or Thieves of Tower. Here, tattooing becomes a ceremony where blackwork reigns supreme…

2Spirit Tattoo: The sanctuary of blackwork
2Spirit Tattoo: The sanctuary of blackwork

In the peony garden of Mr. Elliot Wells

It’s quite common for a tattooist to start doing a certain subject, which then takes off on its own path, only to return like a boomerang to the tattooist as a series of requests for the same subject. For British tattooist Elliott Wells, this is exactly what happened with peonies. We asked him why…

In the peony garden of Mr. Elliot Wells
In the peony garden of Mr. Elliot Wells

Contestarte 2017

Circe, Medusa, Minotaur, and Chimera were the themes of previous editions. However the Dragon is 2017’s big protagonist. We are at Contestarte, an artistic event created by tattooist Andrea Pallocchini, which focuses on the drawing skills of tattooists – the unavoidable starting point for any professional who does art on skin…

Contestarte 2017
Contestarte 2017

Roma Tattoo Expo

We’re talking about Rome’s hot spot for tattooing, in the Eur district – at Palazzo dei Congressi – where last May the International Tattoo Expo was held for three days…

Roma Tattoo Expo
Roma Tattoo Expo

International Tattoo Fest Napoli

We’re here in Naples, at the Mostra D’Oltremare, the largest space in Naples for fair and conferences of all shapes and sizes…

International Tattoo Fest Napoli
International Tattoo Fest Napoli

The International Athens Tattoo Convention

This is not one of those appointments that do everything they can to shine in the footlights of the international tattoo convention scene. Yet it has reached its eleventh edition, and it’s one of those niche get-togethers, a special gem, which so many tattoo artists flock to so that they can breathe in its special vibe…

The International Athens Tattoo Convention
The International Athens Tattoo Convention

Preview: The International London Tattoo Convention 2017

We’re ready for the official launch of the International London Tattoo Convention 2017. This event is just around the corner: its protagonists have all been confirmed, and the fantastic location with a nostalgic touch – Tobacco Dock – is being prepared for the amazing metamorphosis it undergoes when the tattooing world arrives… Take a look and discover more!

Preview: The International London Tattoo Convention 2017
Preview: The International London Tattoo Convention 2017

Paintings

Cam Rackam is not a tattooist: he’s an artist who chose this path because he wanted to dedicate himself entirely to his inspiration and creativity. And to the concept of sex and death, which are magnificently conveyed in his skulls…

Who’s Who

Troy Brooks’ women are lovely creatures who tower over the world around them. They are elegant, haughty, and serenely detached from reality. This is how he paints them, yet there is so much more to discover behind their facades…

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