A critical eye: creating a magazine is a fun exercise in research that definitely requires a clinical eye, an eye that is constantly trained on what is happening with art and tattooing throughout the world. Personally, having a clinical eye is like having an ally to help me handle the numerous innovations which constantly shake the tattoo sector. When it comes time for me to look at what’s out there and choose who deserves to become a part of Tattoo Life, I have a very precise set list which I use to make my decisions. First of all quality, of course, so I choose tattooists whose works are long-lasting and possess a top-level aesthetic, no matter what style they work in […]» (from “Zoom” – the editorial by Miki Vialetto)
Chris O’Donnell: The world in a room
Just like the punk rock kid he used to be riding around on a skateboard, Chris O’Donnell still sees the outside world in the same way: he doesn’t care too much about what other people think. He’s got many years of tattooing under his belt that are marked by collaborations with some of the most important studios in New York, and the production of so many pieces…
The Empire Family in Melbourne
We are in Melbourne, where Sam Taylor is ready to guide us through the Empire Tattoo Studio. This is a private studio, where eight tattooists have put down their roots and lit the fuse of their creativity. Each one in his own fashion and without any limits, with individual requests for each artist and the freedom to choose to work at any time of day or night they want. We’ll leave this space now to the protagonists of this article: Bobby Dunbar, Elric Gordon, Hayden Thompson, Jake Danielson, Matt Curzon, Matt Reid, Sam Taylor and Thomas Petacco.
Yogi’s Voyage Through Tattooing
Tattooing is the kind of practice that gives so much to both the receiver and the giver. A special magic surrounds the tattooist and person being tattooed, and art comes to life. That’s the magic Yogi talks about in this article.
Vitaly Morozov: The beauty and the beast
The beauty and the beast: this is the most recurring image in the works of Russian tattooist Vitaly. As he explains himself, his pieces are based on majestic female faces, and are crafted with a style which resembles neo traditional in some respects yet extends beyond that through his use of black and shading. And the beauty and beast, as if they were one, emerge from a secret world.
Django Nokes: The dark side of your own art
A popular tag on social networks includes the art of Django Nokes in the dark art category. However we’re not convinced by such a “harsh” definition, because in his works (drawings that look like engravings), Django includes a world of inspirations that draw from his cultural background, splatter and horror movies, metal and electronic music, old postcards and a lot of himself.
San Diego Tattoo Invitational 2019
Prague Tattoo Convention 2019
… And much more!