Lately I’ve had the chance to chat with outstanding tattooists who have talked to me about their areas of expertise, how they search for challenges throughout the world, and how they gain information, inspiration, and ideas. What has struck me the most during our chats is realizing how – even if everyone is so active on social media and always post images of their work – there is still so much more to discover.
In fact, everyone has their own intimate, personal, and significant expertise that consists of studies, research, and experience gained over the years, and they draw on that constantly in order to reshape their own concept of work and the world. Unfortunately we know so little about these complex and fascinating journeys, because what captures people’s attention is always and inevitably the final result. The path that led up to what we see in front of us is not always clear, and it seems to fall to the wayside because what happened before, over the span of many years, is rarely described… (from “Not just posts” – the editorial by Miki Vialetto)
The Der Grimm Family: discover everything about this tattoo studio in Berlin
If you’re looking for a tattoo shop that not only produces extremely excellent pieces in every style but also offers a family-style ambience where you can share your passion for tattooing, Der Grimm in Berlin is the place for you.
Mary Joy Scott: “On my way from Florence to the Tattoo City”
An impressive background in art that spans San Francisco and Florence, two cities with opposite cultures: the American city is known for its avant-garde, transgressive mood, while the Italian city has its roots entrenched in tradition and a rich art history. This is how Mary Joy Scott started to develop her art, which shifted from the canvas to skin.
Emanuel Oliveira: Different aspects of reality
Reality can be seen and interpreted according to so many different aspects; art history has taught us this as it has evolved over time. And Portuguese tattooist Emanuel Oliveira has decided to do the same thing: he’s created his own style by taking what is real, manipulating it into different sections, and then putting it back together according to what works for a tattoo: the position on the body and a contrast of colors.