Read “A Turning Point” – the editorial by Miki Vialetto, here
Cover Model: Helen Hitori
The cover girl for this issue is a Russian tattooist specialized in subjects inspired by Tibetan and Indian art which she interprets with a generous use of black and grey, creating highly elegant contrasts.
Junior Goussain: Oriental, between tradition and innovation
His style is a mix that unites classic and modern oriental, with a dash of abstract elements in the composition. A Brazilian, Junior Goussain lives and works in San Paolo, and his work has made him become a popular reference point on social networks for anyone who loves oriental style that is characterized by the movement and energy of the subjects. Skulls, first and foremost, a touchstone that has always been part of Junior’s work.
The Séance Tattoo Parlor and the team at Paul Acker’s Tattoo Shop
This is one of the pantheons of realistic, characterized by the personality of its founder Paul Acker, a master of colour realism and portraits. The style and ambience he’s chosen for his surroundings demonstrate a big passion for horror films and more “obscure” realities. Paul opened the doors of the Seance Tattoo Parlor for us, in Bensalem, Pennsylvania; it’s a horror movie pantheon where – he warns us – “In every corner you can find something creepy or macabre to look at or inspire you. From the coffin to the human skulls and oddities, you can Enter If You Dare!”
Pantarei: Planets and cells in lines and tribal circles
Greek culture and the eternal flux: these are the fundamental concepts behind the tribal visual philosophy that Roberto Pantarei implements in his tattoos. Italian by birth, Pantarei has travelled the world in search of his own growth. And now he is living in Berlin, where we were able to talk with him in between a tattoo session and his artistic work on paper.
Ben Dunning: Blue Bic Ink
Blue ink: roses, skulls, realistic portraits and neo traditional. This is why Ben Dunning – a British tattooist who’s often a guest at Six Bullets Tattoo and Parliament Tattoo – caught our eye: the hallmark of his eye-popping, detailed flash is that they are made simply with a BIC pen. Ben began this “hobby-like” challenge during the lockdown, describing it as being “incredibly therapeutic”.
Judicael: Ornamental and aesthetics
The sacred, the temple and ancestral sacred geometry. Tattoos that flow along and follow the shape of a body giving it an aesthetic beauty. These are the dogmas of Judicael, who represents a current that we like to define as “spiritual” and uses this art form to create a sacred moment for those who choose to carry an image on their body forever – whether it’s ornamental, geometric, or tribal.
Strong and Sweet like Marie Larkin
Marie Larkin is an Australian Pop Surrealist artist. Her art embodies an undeniably feminine oeuvre, meticulous execution and attention to detail. Her richly coloured worlds are inhabited by her signature women who imbue the works with narrative and emotional content. They are women of strength and character, whose undeniable feminine force has become the artist’s trademark.
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