Tattoo Life Magazine cover, March/April 2018
Tattoo Life Magazine, March/April 2018

Tattoo Life March/April 2018

Travelling with a nomad mind: read an abstract of the editorial by Miki Vialetto

These are just a few examples of people who have made travelling an essential part of their work as tattooists; travelling with no specific destination in mind, they’ve embraced encounters with the locals while observing and discovering everything around them. They were aware of the fact that each encounter would ultimately enrich their tattooist souls. And they’ve travelled not only in the most remote and faraway corners of the world, but everywhere – with a curiosity-filled attitude and love for discovery. That mentality was at the foundation of the “golden era of tattooing”…

Ami James: “You don’t succeed, if you never fail”

He’s definitely one of the most well-loved and famous personalities in the tattoo sector. A real old-school tattooer, he’s had a tattoo machine in his hand for over 25 years now. In this interview we did at Tattoo Life with Miki Vialetto, we present Ami James in a different light: we’ve taken him away from the TV spotlights and looked back at some milestones – some perhaps revealed for the first time here – of his now high-flying career…

Tattoo Life - Ami James: You don’t succeed, if you never fail
Ami James: You don’t succeed, if you never fail

Lewisink: The body as a sculpture

We met Lewisink at the London Tattoo Convention last September. We watched him work, a rare occasion since he doesn’t usually attend these kind of events, and what we saw left us spellbound. This is why, in this article, we have chosen to give the place of honour to the images of his works, bodysuits in particular…

Tattoo Life - Lewisink: The body as a sculpture
Lewisink: The body as a sculpture

Sway Tattooer: Spiritual mood in a traditional mark

We were struck by his work, which has a spiritual nature and is linked to Tibetan symbolism. These are sacred, philosophical subjects which are also infused with a solid sense of power by the bold black, which can also be found in his traditional pieces…

Tattoo Life - Sway Tattooer: Spiritual mood in a traditional mark
Sway Tattooer: Spiritual mood in a traditional mark

Bay Area Convention of Tattoo Arts

The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts, presented by Black Claw, was better than ever in its 13th year on October 20-22 at the SFO Hyatt Regency, with some of the big names which have made – and are making – tattoo history…

Tattoo Life - Bay Area Convention of Tattoo Arts
Bay Area Convention of Tattoo Arts

Monster Ink Tattoo Fest

We’re here in Holland’s Evenementenhal Venray, the largest conference center in this north European country, to attend the first edition of the Monster Ink Tattoo Fest, the most rockin’ event linked to tattooing, women, and bikes that you could ever imagine…

Tattoo Life - Monster Ink Tattoo Fest
Monster Ink Tattoo Fest

Brussels Tattoo Convention

Last November at the Tour and Taxis conference center in Brussels, the eighth edition of the Brussels Tattoo Convention was held. This long weekend was dedicated to tattooing, music, and shows…

Tattoo Life - Brussels Tattoo Convention
Brussels Tattoo Convention

Florence Tattoo Convention: 10th Anniversary

With 17,000 visitors, Giacomo, Lorenzo, and Luca – the legendary organizers of this convention, who founded the Firenze Indelebile Cultural Association – celebrated their 10th anniversary!

Tattoo Life - Florence Tattoo Convention: 10th Anniversary
Florence Tattoo Convention: 10th Anniversary

Italian Tattoo Artists 2017

The convention held in Turin continues to maintain its high reputation amongst the other Italian tattoo conventions: Italian Tattoo Artist, organized once again by Vico. More than 300 artists coming primarily from Italy gathered at Palavela last fall to offer the large crowd a broad panorama of tattoo art…

Tattoo Life - Italian Tattoo Artists 2017
Italian Tattoo Artists 2017

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