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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 Freehanded Blackwork of Curly Moore

Tattooist Andreas “Curly” Moore has 95% of his body tattooed, including his partner Jacqui—together they are considered the “Most tattooed couple in Britain.” The artist has even used a mirror to ink his ear and other body parts. He’s been working in the tattoo field for over 20 years and has been on such high […]

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Brushstrokes and Splatters: Natalie Nox’s Tattoos

Currently traveling the world to tattoo conventions, such as the upcoming London one, Greek artist Natalie Nox is making a name for herself with her grim abstract blackwork that is characterized by mimicking painting brushstrokes and splatters. Her compositions vary from soft to hardcore fill, from a simple zen circle to darker skulls and roses. […]

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Master of Brutality: The Transformative Tattoos of Valerio Cancellier

Valerio Cancellier’s journey as a tattooer started 20 years ago. His first tools were these; today using tattooing machines for his evolved large-scale, savage body-art style. He is not one to be reassuring clients through the intense tattoo process (that is like a ritual), one that contains much pain and blood and sometimes the person […]

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The Beautiful Blue Tattoos of Lea Le Faucoon

LĂ©a Le Faucon studied arts and communication design at École Estienne and was an art director in advertising for some years. Now focused as an illustrator and tattooer working along side five other artists at La Menuiserie, a private studio in Paris; what really stands out is her all-vibrant-blue tattoos that look like 18th-century hand-painted “azulejo” […]

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Heavy Blackwork: Tattoos by 3kreuze

As tattooing continues in the mainstream, not all clients are thrilled with their old colored tattoos and are looking for something fresh on their bodies. One way to resolve this is to do “blastovers,” i.e. overlapping parts of the old design with new ink, like the example shown below (photo 6) by 3kreuze—a German-based tattooist […]

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Old Architecture and Charming Darkness by El Nigro

El Nigro is the pseudonym of a tattoo artist currently working out of the Family Addiction Tattoo Shop in Naples, Italy. Specializing in blackwork, El Nigro gives rise to a moody gothic world; old architecture, dark-eyed women, and birds are central to his repertoire, bringing to mind the literary imaginations of Edgar Allan Poe and […]

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Finding Harmony: Tattoos by Mariusz Trubisz

Wroclaw-based tattoo artist Mariusz Trubisz fuses several visual styles into a single tattoo. Delicate portraits are paired with bold colors and shapes, and the juxtaposition speaks to the larger concepts surrounding his work. “The basic idea behind my tattoo design is the symbiosis of human and mother nature,” he tells me. “I feel like these […]

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Up for the Challenge: Why Nuno Feio Likes Hyperrealistic Tattooing

Nuno Feio got his start in hyperrealistic art by custom painting on the likes of bikes, cars, and helmets. “It was a great help for my tattooing skills,” he tells me. “You must have a steady hand when you’re painting details with an airbrush or with a pinstripe brush.” This technique translated to putting ink […]