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Tattoo Life July/August 2018
Tattoo Life July/August 2018

Tattoo Life July/August 2018

In diversity we trust”: read an abstract of the editorial by Miki Vialetto

There’s a lot of talk about the “tattoo business” and how the sector has changed over the past few years. It’s one of the “hot” topics, and opinions vary, along with the viewpoints: there are those who follow and more or less stay abreast with its evolution, and there are those who choose to remain as faithful as possible to the path that’s been laid out by tradition. On one side there’s a world in rapid transformation, which inevitably includes a professional tattooist role at 360° – here people are entrepreneurs of their own work, at various levels. On the other and opposite side, there are people who wish to defend this form of artisan art from the business ring, in order to remain faithful to its original soul…

Tin-Tin: The art of being oneself

We’re in Pigalle, just a stone’s throw from Moulin Rouge, where tourists stop to take selfies in front of the red, revolving windmill blades. Off to the side is Rue de Douai, one of those very Parisian streets that are a bit dark and full of tiny, ‘intimate’ shops, and lots of locals. This is where you’ll find the Tin-Tin Tatouage studio, and what we’re about to show you is a normal day in a normal work week…

Tin-Tin: The art of being oneself
Tin-Tin: The art of being oneself

Alex De Pase: The evolution of a tattooist

You know him for his realistic tattoos. For those portraits which – for twenty years now – Alex De Pase has been making on the skin of folks who go to him to tell a story and see it recreated on their own skin. But we aren’t just going to talk about his artistic research in this interview, but also the role of tattooists. Because according to Alex, the evolution of a tattooist must remain in step with the pace of the tattoo sector…

Alex De Pase: The evolution of a tattooist
Alex De Pase: The evolution of a tattooist

Andreas Coenen: A pure love for Traditional

He doesn’t want to have his own ‘personal’ style. That’s not what interests him. Andreas Coenen wants to make the tattoo that is best for his client, every time. As long as there are two things, that is: solid lines and enough shading or color…

Andreas Coenen: A pure love for Traditional
Andreas Coenen: A pure love for Traditional

The Tattoo Collective / London: February 17-18th, 2018 – the full reportage

The Tattoo Collective / London: February 17-18th, 2018
The Tattoo Collective / London: February 17-18th, 2018

Bologna Tattoo Expo 2018: April, 6/7/8th, 2018 – the full reportage

Bologna Tattoo Expo 2018
Bologna Tattoo Expo 2018

International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt: April 20/21/22th, 2018 – the full reportage

International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt
International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt

23rd Motor City Tattoo Expo: March 2nd/3rd/4th, 2018 – the full reportage

23rd Motor City Tattoo Expo
23rd Motor City Tattoo Expo

Nathalie Verdon: The skull’s elegance

Nathalie Verdon: The skull’s elegance
Nathalie Verdon: The skull’s elegance

Her creations are tiny Baroque bonbonnière that are bursting with precious materials. Nathalie Verdon, a Swiss tattooist and artist, takes the skull and skeleton and uses them as a mannequin to decorate, with a style that brings together cloistered nuns and a touch of her punk rock personality.

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