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.
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.
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.