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Tattoo Energy October November 2018

Tattoo Energy October/November 2018

Read an abstract from the editorial by Miki Vialetto: “Traces of ordinary lives”

In telling personal stories, a deeper and more intimate relationship is established with the clients, and it is, in a certain sense, as if tattoo artists were living the life of others. We are particularly struck by this aspect of the profession, because this transfer always occurs when someone does a tattoo or has one done…

David Vega: Portraits of Ordinary People

David, together with his partner Trent Valleau, is the owner of “Devotion Tattoo Studio” in Austin, in that sunny and always fascinating state that is Texas. Both are masters of Realism, but it is Vega who deals with most of the portraits of ordinary people. Near ones that some of us have lost along the way and for whom this American tattoist pulls out all the stops. Let’s get to know him a little better.

David Vega: Portraits of Ordinary People
David Vega: Portraits of Ordinary People

Isnard Barbosa: New traditional from Dublin

The hallmark style of Isnard Barbosa rests on twin foundations: playing with his artistic background and innovating, to do fresh pieces which draw on Neo Traditional and Realism. We interviewed him in Dublin where he lives and has recently opened his first tattoo shop of his own, Legendary Tattoo Studio.

Isnard Barbosa: New traditional from Dublin
Isnard Barbosa: New traditional from Dublin

Ivan Hack: Geometric Dotwork

Spirals, rectangles and oval shapes. Mandalas and geometrical forms. These are the algorithms used by the Muscovite tattoo artist Ivan Hack who has developed his hallmark style based on numbers and precision in the art of ink on skin.

Ivan Hack: Geometric Dotwork
Ivan Hack: Geometric Dotwork

Galleries: Cinema, Flowers, Engines, Lettering, Insects

Tattoo Portraits: Frank Sinatra

Veronique Imbo, Loveless Tattoo, Montreal, Canada
Veronique Imbo, Loveless Tattoo, Montreal, Canada

Tattoo Symbology: Pumpkins

Darcy Nutt, Chalice Tattoo Studio, Boise, USA
Darcy Nutt, Chalice Tattoo Studio, Boise, USA
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