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Animals Color Landscape Tattoo

EQ: From Art Teacher to Tattooer

EQ was an art teacher before becoming a tattooer in 2019. Friends and others encouraged her to explore tattooing because of her talent and excitement for drawing. Initially self-taught, she eventually attended Sol’s Tattoo Academy in Seoul. EQ plans to challenge age and cultural role expectations by working hard to achieve professional success despite being […]

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Conventions & Shows Tattoo

2022 Capitol City Classic Tattoo Convention

The tattoo industry has seen a significant change in recent years, with renowned conventions closing their doors for good, studios closing, tattooists relocating, and new events emerging, such as the Capitol City Classic Convention. This massive and high-quality event was hosted by Royal Peacock Tattoo Parlor in Sacramento, California; organizer Britton Mcfetridge worked hard with his […]

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Animals Tattoo

Stippling Tattoos by Choi Yun

Choi Yun, 27, is not a fan of the term “dotwork.” Instead, she employs precise stippling to achieve intense gradient shading and reduce tattoo machine impression marks. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Chugye University, and her parents have always encouraged her to pursue her dream of becoming a tattooist right out […]

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Color Comics and Cartoons Miniature Tattoo

From Ceramics to Castles: The Work of Ovenlee

Ovenlee was born in 1995 in Chuncheon, the capital city of Gangwon Province in South Korea. She attended university in 2014 and studied ceramics and textiles before opting to pursue a career as a tattooer in 2018. Fascinated by the countryside’s natural beauty, she depicts it in vivid color in her tattoos. She creates fantastical […]

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Animals Classic Color Tattoo

Eastern Asian Cultures Influence Daldam’s Tattoos

Daldam is a 29-year-old tattooer who draws inspiration from Chinese art, Japanese mythology, and Korean culture. She travels back in time to the period of porcelain vases and goblin legends to delicately tattoo these themes on her clients’ bodies. Peonies, massive waves, and tigers all have significant meaning in the East, which she is aware […]

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Color Miniature Tattoo

Ink and Lace: An Interview with Songe

Songe was born in 1999 in Seoul, South Korea, and is a young creative looking to expand her portfolio. She is often asked for color tattoos instead of black-and-gray ones, which make up the bulk of her collection. Nonetheless, she is willing to work in monochrome and diverse skin tones. One of the reasons she […]

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Color Tattoo

Solar’s Tattoo Jewelry is Inspired by Kings and Queens

Some people regard tattoos as purely decorative. Solar recreates antique European jewels and royal artifacts using the fine-line tattooing technique popular in South Korea. Solar is all about the details, from brooches to crowns, curlicues, and bling! She is currently working with 30 other colleagues at Sol Tattoo studio in Seoul. She prefers working there […]

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Tattoo

Flowers and Butterflies: A Conversation with Tilda

Tilda is a millennial tattooist who is still relatively new to the field but has a strong understanding of contemporary art history and the direction of the tattoos she wants to execute. She imbues everything from flowers to butterflies with an Impressionist aesthetic sensibility. Brushstrokes, color, and light are all highlighted. This interview is informative […]

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Flowers and Plants Tattoo

Zee’s Interview on Delicate Flower Tattoos

Zee, who started his tattoo career in South Korea in 2016, concentrates his work on the eternal theme of flowers. His fine-line art is sought after by domestic and international clients who see them as an aesthetic fit and flowing for any part of the body. The main issue with flowers is that around 90% […]

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Color Painting Tattoo

Hansan’s Tattoo Remakes of Famous Paintings

Hansan is a tattooist based in Seoul, South Korea. She lives with three cats which she regards as more than family; they are soul-mate creatures who provide her joy and health. And inspire her to tattoo cats, dogs, and other animals on the skins of her customers. While this is one of her primary themes, […]