Tattoo Energy August/September 2018
Read an exclusive abstract from the editorial by Miki Vialetto: “The world of inspiration”
In the conversations we have with the tattoo artists we choose to shine a spotlight on, a question which crops up time and time again – and the one that intrigues us the most – is where they get their imagination, how they manage to create such diverse subjects while remaining faithful to a particular style of expression. In this issue, three artists have answered that question, artists with very different styles, different paths and nationalities. And at the end of the day, the answer is always the same: the imagination develops as a result of life experience, not by looking at and copying the work of others, but by assimilating what is around us and following what truly interests us personally…
Jessi Manchester: A Trip Outside Of The Comfort Zone
What really strikes you about the work of Jessi Manchester is the ease with which she mixes geometric Ornamental and Realism. Alongside the precision of the lines running through mantras and curvaceous geometric shapes, faces appear with their alert gaze, well-defined, potent.
Nik the Rookie: Evolving Art Nouveau
Nicola Grimaldi’s nickname, Nik the Rookie, already says it all. This is because, as he tell us himself in this interview, Nik is someone who is always pushing himself to go the extra mile…
Fernando Bisceglia: Radiant Colour In Ink
An introduction to Fernando Bisceglia, born in Buenos Aires but self-taught tattoo artist and winner of many awards (specializing in Colour and Realism) who works at the Forever Tattoo Studio in Puerto De Sagunto in Valencia.