Tattoo Life March/April 2019
«What is novelty in tattooing? This isn’t an easy question to answer. Is it really an important aspect, or is it a question which – since we’re always looking for something new in everything we do – we automatically apply to tattooing? If I think about everything I see in this art, and especially when I observe how much authenticity has remained in it, I have to wonder whether all this novelty that we’re always seeking is truly the main cornerstone…» (from the editorial by Miki Vialetto)
Cover girl: Riae – photos by Christian Saint (ChristianSaintPhotography.com)
Sam Taylor: Hollow Victorian Lettering
He’s only been tattooing for a few years, but he stood out right away because of the lettering that defines his work. He calls it Hollow Victorian lettering. He started out in the Melbourne graffiti scene, had an illuminating experience in Thailand, and then went to Sydney, where he’s currently working. Everything about Sam Taylor’s story is here in this interview!
Hannah Flowers: A universe that is ornate and feminine
She studied in Tasmania, her native land, and after going to university for several years she turned over a new leaf and discovered tattooing. She travelled all over the world, enriching her cultural background, and then finally settled down in London, where she’s currently living and working. Her name is Hanna – Flowers – and many folks are familiar with the gorgeous female portraits she creates. Yet in this interview she tells us how, in general, she fancies all things feminine, soft, voluptuous, and ornate.
The Blue Blood Studios: The “custom” stories of Marco Serio and his team
The Japanese body suits that come to life thanks to Marco Serio’s research and great attention to technique are classic and elegant. Their roots lie in Japanese culture; developed as head-to-feet visual stories, they resemble movie close-ups in which color and movement are in perfect harmony. Leaving New York, Mark moved to Amsterdam after “falling in love with its incredible canals”. In 2014, he opened The Blue Blood Studios with his girlfriend; the shop’s name pays homage to “Memoirs of a Tattooist”, a book dedicated to George Burchett. We sat down to chat with him about the shop and his team, which you can learn more about here on these pages.
International Brussels Tattoo Convention 2018
BAUM Festival Barcelona 2018
Florence Tattoo Convention 2018
The 14th Annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention 2018
Jennybird Alcantara: It’s the Circle of Life
Her paintings are enchanting, as they fascinate the mind with dreamy, REM-like visions. Allow us to introduce you to Jennybird and her marvelous world: it’s a symphony of light and shadow that is sometimes lead by her, and sometimes lead by her characters, who guide her through a creative realm made of oil paint.