Tattoo Energy February/March 2018
Tattoo Energy February/March 2018

Tattoo Energy February/March 2018

This number of Tattoo Energy is a Big Bang of worlds and shapes. It will overturn your vision of the world where we like to pigeon-hole everything we know about the universe. This alchemy will be largely performed by the artists we focus on in this issue, Mike Stockings and Ben Kaye. The first is from the United Kingdom, the second we managed to track down in New Zealand, to show you their interesting vision of realityโ€ฆ
(from the editorial by Miki Vialetto)

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Mike Stockings: My Neon Traditional light

He has created a personal style all his own based on a take on traditional, where light is the dominant feature…

Mike Stockings, Tattoo Energy February/March 2018
Mike Stockings: My Neon Traditional light

Ben Kaye: No limits Realism

Hailing from Britain, contented father of two (the second born only lasat January) and tireless worker, Ben Kaye is one of the key names in Ship Shape Tattoo in Orewa in New Zealand…

Ben kaye, Tattoo Energy February/March 2018
Ben Kaye: No limits Realism

Galleries: Feet, Music, Girlie Tattoos, Traditional, Birds

Tattoo Portraits: Frank Zappa

The year 2018 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the day Frank Zappa left us. And a chance to commemorate an all-round artist who inspired countless others. Not to mention the many tattoo artists who got such a kick out of reproducing his iconic features (mustache and goatee beard) on the skin of their clients.

Tattoo Portraits: Frank Zappa
Bob Tyrrell, Night Gallery, Detroit, USA – Tattoo Portraits

Tattoo Symbology: Turtles

Venerated by alchemists and by most primordial civilisations, the turtle โ€“ symbolically speaking โ€“ goes far beyond that cute herbivorous creature in our garden or household aquarium. This animal is a mixture of the sacred and profane, wisdom and patience, Earth and cosmos. Showing us through its own behaviour that haste is the worst option. And how life, basically, needs to be lived slowly…

Steve Butcher, On The Road, Orewa, New Zealand - Tattoo Symbology

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