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Soosoo’s Tattoos Reflect Color and Film Scene Analyses

From Kubrick’s classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” to Gondry’s bizarre “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” tattooer Soosoo analyzes particular scenes and recreates them with a fresh color palette. Her aesthetic is characterized by its meticulousness and painterly quality.Additionally, “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Life of Pi,” and “Django Unchained” are often requested movies. Soosoo […]

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The 2022 Santa Rosa Tattoo Expo, from Cartwright to Hendricks

The 30th Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos & Blues (April 22–24, 2022), one of the world’s longest-running tattoo events, was filled at the Flamingo Resort in Sonoma County, California. Spectators were eager to return to a physical location conducive to socialization and recreation, and tattooers wanted to resume their work after a few years of hard […]

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Art Tattoo

Pauline’s Flowing, Evocative Line Art

Before exploring tattooing, this 27-year-old artist studied environmental sculpture at Seoul National University. Pauline, a well-known Korean tattoo artist, began his career in 2015 and has since done numerous guest spots in Asia and Europe. His art is characterized by figural distortion, scribbling lines, passion, and movement. Pauline’s delicate tattoos are influenced by Austrian art […]

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Color Design Flowers and Plants Minimalism Tattoo

Tattooist Basil’s Poetic Geometric Art

While micro tattoos are not for everyone, there is a sizable global market for this work, with South Korean tattooists in high demand for their meticulous talent. Basil is another emerging tattooist who incorporates art and design elements into her geometric tattoos. A customer sends visual references (photographs of birds, flowers, or landscapes), and she […]

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Flowers and Plants Painting Tattoo

Interview with Abii about Porcelain Paintings to Tattoos

While Abii earned a degree in scenography from Sangmyung University in 2011 due to her love of reading plays and visualizing theatrical sets, her student hobby was porcelain painting, which influenced her career choice (resulting in six years as a professional porcelain artist). Her interest in tattoos sprang from a desire to see her works […]

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Animals Tattoo

Tattooing Beloved Pets: An Interview with Kimria

The South Korean film industry, like the tattoo industry, is thriving. South Korea is a fine-line micro tattooing powerhouse because the quality and skill are exceptional, as demonstrated by Kimria, a Seoul-based artist specializing in pet portraits on skin. Kimria, who works in black-and-grey and color, discusses her passion for assisting clients in reconnecting with […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo

Shane Tan, a Tattoo Artist, Talks About His Incredible Bodysuits

Shane Tan was born in Singapore in 1984 and has had a passion for tattooing since he was a child. His immediate family members had tattoos, and they were acquainted with first- and second-generation tattoo artists. Tan’s father bought him a coil machine for his sixteenth birthday, which he taught himself how to operate. Spending […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo

The Rebirth of Old Crow Tattoo: An Interview with Owner Hannah Wolf

Old Crow Tattoo studio was founded in 2009 by Philip Milic and acquired by tattoo artist Hannah Wolf in 2020. Now situated at 5250 College Ave in Oakland, California, it is a female-run studio with resident artists Hannah Wolf, Laura Taylor, Natasha Tsozik, and international guest tattooists. During an in-person conversation with Wolf, we learned […]

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Interviews Storytelling Tattoo

Stephen C Stratton: The Journey of a Tattoo Anthropologist

Stephen C Stratton, a youngster in the late 1970s, tattooed his buddies with a popsicle stick and taped sewing needles. At The Needle Master studio, he got his first professional tattoo, a Lambretta-scooter motif connected with the Mod revival subculture. Stratton joined the military and became a nurse a decade later. Because tattoos were frowned […]

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Kari Barba: The Queen of Modern Tattooing

Kari Barba has been tattooing for four decades. One of the few female tattooists in the field in the 1980s who has devoted to raising awareness on gender equality and pushing tattoo-hygiene standards to what we recognize today. She is tattoo royalty, owner of Outer Limits, the longest-running tattoo studio in America and the second […]