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Art Body Art Flowers and Plants Tattoo

Daniel the Gardener: Interviewing Berlin-Based Tattooist

Known a decade ago as one of the youngest painters to participate in reputable art galleries in Buenos Aires, Daniel the Gardener, is presently recognized for his career in tattoo art. The twist is that although he’s a home gardener and understands much about plant life, he wants to go beyond—artistically and emotionally—to fuse petals […]

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Art Body Art Experimental Special Feature Tattoo

White-on-Black Tattoo Experiments

One side effect from the rise in tattooing is a rise in regret, as well. That’s a big reason white-on-black ink cover ups are sparking curiosities around the world. White-on-black isn’t new, but it’s definitely growing as more people seek creative cover ups. Lasering is expensive, scarification is still niche, and solid blackwork can feel […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo

Intimate and Interwoven: Snake Tattoos by Mirko Sata

“The snake is a subject recurring in my dreams,” Mirko Sata reveals to me. This nocturnal bedfellow visits so often that he feels compelled to tattoo it, over and over. “I have always been fascinated by esotericism, but for me [the snake’s] usual aesthetic is too dark. That’s why I started to introduce white ink. […]

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Art Body Art Tattoo

White Ink Tattoos

A subtle scar, white ink is popular for the barely there aesthetic. It’s a controversial choice among tattooers, though, and many won’t use it because white ink often fades. But this attitude assumes the client needs something dramatic. White could actually be the perfect way to inscribe yourself with privacy. Or perhaps it represents an injury, […]