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Paradox: Mandala Tattoos and the Meaning of Life

Paradox’s career as a graphic designer producing logotypes and business cards in a stuffy office is almost like a past life. What made him quit, was his unwillingness to continue working a 9 to 5 job. Based in Enschede, Eastern Netherlands near the German border, Paradox attentively works with his clients, making tattoos that are spiritual […]

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From Design to Skin: Tattooist Jelle Poksflok Strives for Perfection

Out of the numerous tattoo artists we have met, this is probably the first person who built their studio in the backyard of their home. The reason makes sense: to be closer to his wife and daughters. “Time is precious,” Jelle Poksflok firmly comments—not wanting to lose important moments with his children and still having […]

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Living the Dream: Tattooist and World Traveler Ivana Belakova

Leaving her native Slovakia in 2000, Ivana Belakova’s dream was to travel and see what was beyond her country’s borders. Establishing her tattoo business in Long Beach (California) for the last nine years, she has worked hard to make a name for herself in the tattoo industry. In addition to being a recognized tattoo artist, […]

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Imrich Kovács’ Dadaistic Attitude is Expressed in His Tattoo Art

Tattooing really started for Imrich Kovács in the fall of 2011, when he inked his own body. Self-taught and struggling for years to learn this challenging trade through trial-and-error on clients and getting tips here and there, he kept at it and pushed forward trying to one day excel in the field. Traveling abroad helped […]

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Color and Emotion: Interview with Tattooist Santa Perpetua

Brighton-based artist Santa Perpetua combines a lifetime using a variety of different artistic medium with an abstract, emotional approach to tattooing. The result is tattoos that combine the fluid vitality of nature with the technique of a traditional painter. She brings the same intuitive approach to all aspects of her practice, choosing to work out […]

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The Diverse Illustrative Tattoos of Kuro

From 2008 to 2012 Kuro worked as a designer/art director for the Maco t-shirt-printing company and finalized projects for high-profile customers like L’OrĂ©al, Microsoft and Hella. He also produced editorial illustration (including comics) for magazines and painted murals for restaurants in Athens, Greece. And in that time Kuro studied illustration, graphic novel and design at […]

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An Exciting Look at the 2018 Lisbon Tattoo Rock Fest

Scene360’s focus is tattoo art not music, however, the Lisbon Tattoo Rock Fest presented great live-band shows from Sheer Terror to Bizarra Locomotiva. The event was cancelled last year but the organization came back bigger than ever with over 100 tattoo artists in the “Sala Tejo” in Altice Arena, located in a gorgeously modern area […]

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Geometry of the Soul: Tattoos by Brit Artist Paul Goodwin

Like many new school tattooers, Paul Goodwin (aka “Offline”) studied fine arts at university before making the change to becoming a tattoo artist in 2015. He explains that his studies helped him view art in a broader manner and enabled him to express himself deeper and with more sincerity. Goodwin’s abstract blackwork is formed by […]

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367: The Kooky and Offbeat Tattoos of Victor Zabuga

To say Viktor Zabuga’s works are minimalist or simplistic is a total understatement. Chockful of short millennial musings, contemporary symbols, and clean linework, Zabuga’s works are the silent voice of the European youth subculture. The only thing remotely simple about the tattoos he does is the essence of each piece. These are the modern sentiments of […]

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The Epic 2018 London Tattoo Convention

Tattoo artists wait years for an exclusive invite from The London Tattoo Convention—a great honor to be included in the annual event organized by Miki Vialetto and the Tattoo Life magazine team. It is considered one of best conventions in the world and tattooists like Carlos Torres have stated it is “the Super Bowl,” Benjamin […]