Disinhibition (a.k.a., Adam Traves) is a Melbourne-based self-taught queer tattoo artist exploring identity and empowerment. He was one of our â€ś10 Tattooers to Look Out for in 2017,â€ť and rightfully so: not only is his style eye-grabbing with its playful distortions and pink-and-red designs, but it celebrates queer identity. Whether heâ€™s tattooing gay erotica, amorous Greek deities, or glitched-out classical sculptures, his art is an active form of resistance, disrupting heteronormative traditions of representation in order to proudly express his clientsâ€™ own identities. As he explains, not only does a tattoo express who you are, but “it’s also a visible symbol to the world that you are who you are and you don’t give a fuck.â€ť Follow Disinhibition on Instagram.
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