Tattoo Energy October/November 2017
This issue of Tattoo Energy is the perfect example of the mission we have set ourselves: to present you in each issue with an global view which at the same time summarises all the different aspects of the tattoo scene. And in fact, in each issue of Tattoo Energy, you find as regular features a European tattoo artist alongside someone from another continent, just to show you how the different styles and iconic imagery of tattoo art are interpreted in parts of the world so far apart…
Carlos Fabra: A roar from the world of tattoo
Carlos works near Barcelona in his shop CosaFina Tattoo but his critical gaze is directed at the rest of the world.
Stu Pagdin: New Age Japanese
The Japanese style is his hallmark, originally from the UK his life is now in Australia, in Adelaide, where he opened up his shop House of Daggers.
Galleries: Fruit, Weapons, Ships, New Traditional, Ornamental
Tattoo Portraits: Kiss
It was 1977, exactly four decades ago, and it was a crucial year in the history of Kiss. Finally (after a tremendous amount of hard graft) the most famous band in the USA, the four New Yorkers failed to realise the extent to which their audience was made up of beardless youngsters. Teenagers who saw them as superheroes rather than flesh and blood musicians.
Tattoo Symbology: Ship’s Wheel
The sea has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for landlubber tattoo artists. And with the evolution of the Traditional style throughout the twentieth century, there was a surge in the popularity of anchors, lighthouses, sails and, of course, ship’s wheels on the skin of lovers of adventure and sailors on the high seas.