Tattoo Life November/December 2017
Cover Girl: Jessica Wilde
“I’d like to invite you all to read this issue of Tattoo Life very carefully, because these pages not only reveal the entire philosophy behind our magazine, but also the focus that we are aiming for with every issue: to help you cross the threshold that divides a beautiful image which is an end in itself, from a good tattoo…” (from the editorial by Miki Vialetto)
Chaim Dotstolines: The body as form
In the desert, it’s just you facing your life, facing yourself. You can’t run away. This is what tattooist Chaim from Dots to Lines told us when we met him in person. We discovered a very deep and cultured soul, as well as a very skillful tattooist who has made lines become the foundation of his highly refined graphic alphabet.
Sam Barber: Art in the heart of Manchester
Defining her style is no easy task, because Sam Barber’s work is inspired by reality: that translates into animals, nature, and female faces, in particular. And then she makes them vaguely horrific and surrealistic, even though our English tattooist doesn’t really like this definition. Because as she tells us in this interview, so much depends on her mood and what she feels like tattooing on a given day. Does a ‘Moody Surrealism’ style exist?
Mariusz Trubisz: Human beings, geometric structures, and nature
Dotwork, colour, and linear shapes are the distinguishing characteristics in the work of Polish tattooist Mariusz Trubiusz. As we followed him on social networks we became curious about his style, and thought we would share what we discovered about this artist with you.
Interviews with “The Great Ones”: Gian Maurizio Fercioni
International Berlin Tattoo Convention 2017
We’re in Berlin to participate as reporters and stand exhibitors at the 27th edition of this legendary tattoo convention which is known for being the oldest of its kind in Europe.
International Tattoo Show Riccione 2017
Italy has its own fair share of classic entertainment icons. One such place is definitely Riccione: located on Italy’s eastern coast, this is a place where people stay up all night to party.
International Tattoo Show Dortmund 2017
This was the twenty-second edition. The organizer Wildcat always makes this event open to the many contaminations which tattooing shares with street art.
The Spring Art Show @Skull and Bones
We’re in Winnipeg, Canada’s “Gateway to the West”. This is where you’ll find Kurt Wiscombe’s Skull and Bones gallery, which we visited to see the international group art show he curated.