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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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Delphin Musquet: On a Mission to Produce Timeless Tattoos

The first time I met Delphin Musquet, he was lying on a portable table in agony as Giorgio de Duesanti inked his body at a Californian event in 2019. Both he and Duesanti are part of the resident team at Sang Bleu—a well-known brand and studio based in London, Zurich, and Los Angeles. Musquet established in the […]

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Tattoo Love: Photography by Kaja Gwincinska

Known for her photographic work of “Faces of the Future”(curated by Hanumantra), Polish-Brit Kaja Gwincinska has focused on capturing the essence of tattooed people through her lens. In this photoshoot, she depicts the NR Studio tattooist Offline, and says, “Paul [Offline], has a kind and loving nature, and balanced approach to life.” Some of these […]

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Let Go of Ego: The Holistic Tattoo Art of Dane

Having been on the road for six years and living in a van for two, Dane perceives “change” as part of his continuous personal growth. Now established in the countryside of Vogt, Germany, where he set up his private studio “Abseits,”—Dane loves his natural surroundings (earth, water, fire, air, and space) and reproduces those energies […]

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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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Xoïl: A Rare Appearance at the London Tattoo Convention

Scene360 had the honor of meeting and filming Xoïl in a rare appearance at the 14th International London Tattoo Convention. This Frenchman has stood the test of time as a “tattoo artist,” pushing the boundaries of the field and not conforming to the mainstream. In youth, Xoïl was inspired by the modern paintings of Sergio […]

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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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Tribes of the Future: Interview with Tattooist Hanumantra

“I like the dystopian; what will the future be? [Like “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element”] What would the people look like in the future?” explains Hanumantra about his vision and creation of blackwork as the future of tattooing. This UK-based tattooist Hanumantra spent a decade traveling with his life and business partner Jo Harrison […]