I started tattooing in February 2014. Starting with a Chinese kit on my leg from a YouTube tutorial.. after awhile i decided to leave my old work as accountant because I was believing in this new job.. all my family and friends were against me cause I did not even never draw before. I just had tattoo passion, so I spent few months practicing drawing, also for more than 18 hours a day.. trying to picture everything.
I decided to create a small “sketchbook” to show my art in some studios, in order to get an internship. One accepted and I started there. After a year I start to tattoo by myself, at home, making my stuff (geometric). Just after 4 hard months customers started to write me for work.
I started working as a guest in many studios, with even more than 10 studios in a month…crazy and all the time in rush.
I am very grateful to all my clients… it’s an honor doing this job.
I was born and raised in Entre Rios, Argentina in ’84 and in 2005 I moved to the US (Ohio, where my mother is originally from). Spanish is my first language.
I’m a self-taught tattoo artist; in 2006 I did my very first tattoo (on my leg) learning the hard and stubborn way. Although I enjoy pretty much anything, I specialize in linear, abstract and vintage illustration style fine tattoos. I also really enjoy doing freehand tattoos; I feel very lucky to have amazing clients that trust me enough to let me draw on them. Married to an amazing woman and father of two beautiful little human beings (Luciana and Vigo). There is nothing I love more than spending time with my family; Value life.I tattoo at LONE WOLF in Columbus, Ohio.
Pablo’s interest in the art of tattoo starts at a very young age, while studying illustration in La Coruña, his hometown.
Since the beginning he’s chasing the idea of capture his art on people’s skin and free it from the rigidity of a peace of paper. That’s why, as soon as he finished his studies, he started his training in Zink – a tattoo studio of La Coruña – where he learned the basis and improved his technique.
On 2014 he decided to move to Madrid, started working on his own and developing his personal style. He begins to focus on black tattoo art, illustrative works, geometric and fine lines, as well as dot work.
The accuracy and the attention to the little details are what define his style. His works are usually very delicate and clean, mainly based on illustrative style, representing natural elements, art, objects, symmetries and geometries with some surrealistic touch.
Since 2017 he’s a resident tattoo artist at Alchemist’s Valley, a brand new tattoo studio in the heart on Madrid, specialized in black tattoo art.
Sanghyuk Ko, aka Mr.K, moved to the NY from Korea nearly a decade ago. A Parsons-trained graphic designer working in fashion, his credits include founding the streetwear brand K47. Always fascinated with intricately detailed design and fine-line art, Mr. K eventually became obsessed with unique applications of single needle tattoo techniques.
“Single needle, beautifully and dangerously delicate, may be the finest artistic tool on the planet. In the hands of a well trained technician, the tattoos heal beautifully and last forever.”
This leaves him eager to tattoo every single day. Mr.K is currently working at Bang Bang tattoo studio in New York and enjoys to meet clients coming from all around world.
My Name is Mo, self thought artist from Berlin Germany.
I’m fascinated in the power of simplicity.
My work is a reflection of the way I live.
I pursue minimalism in in many aspects of my life.
Less is more, less is more satisfying and less is more complex than most complex things.
You will find this in many of my images.
I use a single stroke to show that everything in this universe is somehow connected to each other. One energy that everything is made of.
I’m neither religious nor spiritual but I still believe in that simple principal.
The 3 dots in my work are my signature and represent Body Mind and Soul.
I’m tattoo artist from Ukraine, my hometown is Kiev. I have an art education, I like drawing from early childhood, every year I try to improve my technique and style. I began to engage in tattoo at the age of 16, I wanted to find a sphere of work where my drawings could be used, and since I always liked the look of the tattoo, I decided to move in this direction. For each my customers, I always draw an individual design, I prefer to work with plant and animalistic motifs. I consider a tattoo an adornment , and therefore it is very important for me to have a successful placement on the body. During the whole time, new style and new subjects for the designs were created thanks to my clients. I seek my inspiration in new impressions and in the observation of nature.
I started tattooing about 4,5 years ago. I came from graffiti world. I started at the Tattoo Artist Studio where Matteo Cascetti taught me everything. I talking not about only the technique (of course he did), but also “how to be a good tattooer” in life…After this, I started a collaboration with the Kostadorika Tattoo Studio. This is a great studio full of great resident and guest artists. The things that I love in “the tattoo world” is to share and to learn new things. I really love to talk with my colleagues about how they works , what they thinks , what they uses… I love graphic stuff…I think that the sketch style is fun to do! Every time you can change or add something…there are no rules! In my opinion the key is the simplicity. My drawings are really simple: a few lines, but placed in the right spots, and the same is for the color!
Sandra Cunha, Brazilian, 22. Has been working as a professional tattoo artist for only two and a half years but, according to herself, this has been her dream since she was a little girl. First started studying Visual Arts at the age of 17, and has specialized in paiting at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in the city of Belo Horizonte, where she currently lives. Works at Inkonik Tattoo Studio, mixing pointillism and etching techniques. She tattoos only her own blackwork drawings, which are full of details and at the same time clean, easy to understand.
Hello! My real name is Mattia and I am 26. I was born near Milan, where I am living and working. I studied art at high school where I met many people who later became colleagues and customers and have been very important for my current job. After school I worked a few years in a restaurant. Cooking is my passion, and in this last period I’m working to merge it with Tattoo trying to bring the theme of the food on the skin. I started tattooing Japanese themes and old school who remain my favorite styles yet. These have helped me to create my “destrutturato” style. The simplicity of the tattoo old school, and the bright and flat colors of Japanese Tattoo. What I try to do with the destrutturato style is the simplicity of a few lines and color that completes it, creating a strong image and impact. As an sticker.
This destrutturato style is new for me. What I would do in the future is take the time to draw things that are not only related to the Tattoo. I like to design skateboards and clothings. I hope to turn what I have in mind in a real style. Something that has a very precise concept. What I always say is that often less is more!
In 2011 i got into my first contact with tattooing and tattoo arts. Nevertheless i have always been an artist but in this moment, I realized that this was a profession I absolutely wanna go for. I spent two years in a tattoo studio in Berlin learning all the tricks and how to create tattoos. After this time everything went very fast: i travelled a lot, either to conventions or as a guest artist. I visited several spots in Germany, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland. Through a work period in a big tattoo shop I had the chance for a technical exchange with experienced tattoo colleagues and could improve further. My love for animals and diving into a surrealistic world are characterizing my work. In styles i am not determined or specified, I am curious and open to always add a special touch or a new impact to my work. Then finally in 2017 i opened an own space, shared with my colleague Cory Capelli: on the outskirts of Berlin “Atelier Mori Capelli” has been born. I can say ever since I found this profession i feel like the luckiest human being on earth. You think it – I ink it!
I’m a girl from the marvelous semi-island Crimea with a funny nickname PisSaro. Actually my name is Valeriya and I’m a tattoo artist. I was born and raised on Crimea (Eastern Europe). As a child I’ve been studying in an art school for 5 years and after that in an art college for 4 more years. After the graduation I’ve been doing some street art for couple of years and at that time I’ve been interested in all the kinds of contemporary art in general. Then I switched the monumental art on the walls to the miniatures on the bodies. Nowadays I’m involved in tattooing for 7 years. At first my tattoos were graphically styled with watercolor accents but last two years I fell for the botanical tattooing. Travelling and watching flora and fauna of different corners of the world are the things I really love. And love for nature is reflected in my works.
I’m a full-time tattoo artist from Ukraine, currently living and working in Warsaw, Poland. Have worked for 7 years in a pharmaceutical university and have a bachelor degree in Physics, a master in Biophysics and i’m a specialist in clinical pharmacy. But I always knew that I meant to be an artist. I started tattooing just around 5 years ago because i have found a new passion – drawing. I drew more and more. But once I took another step and tried tattooing. In tattoos i like simplicity that’s why i mostly do lineworks. My hobbies – traveling with my family and street photography.
Sven Rayen (1980 Leuven Be) currently works in Antwerp at Studio Palermo, his own private tattoo and design studio, co-founded with his high school friend Ti. In 2002 he obtained a master degree in fine arts, with an expertise in Graphical techniques and drawing.
After graduation he worked as an illustrator, as a tattoo artist at SinSin tattoo and as a guest artist at Sang Bleu London and Shamrock Tattoo Dublin.
Marcelo Zissu see tattooing as a transforming ritual where people can bring your inner world to the outside. That trip can be a battle of light and shadow, a call for freedom, letting it go or just acceptance, that trip can be so many things and as a tattoo artist he is happy to be the vehicle for that.
Sasha has been stolen from the nest of Dodo birds in infancy and grown with love by gnomon clan of far Siberia. She had received the reputation of twilight shaman by rite of initiation and got covered herself in lightning with ritual tattoos in the Mongolian prairies. She disapparated into the cold capital of Russia in order to give humans a piece of tiny soulful inky eternity straight from her wild heart.
Curt Montgomery is a Toronto based tattoo artist working out of Holy Noir Tattoos. Now going into his third year of tattooing, he has developed his own recognizable adaptation of black minimalism tattoos dedicating his work to strange, hilarious and often erotic content.
My Name is María Fernández González. I was born in Spain and lived the first part of my life in Madrid until I moved to Germany when I was 20 years old. I studied painting and drawing at the university and after I got my master degree I started Tattooing. Since I made my very first tattoo my life has been devoted to this Art and I am in love with my job.
After working hard and making a Name in the tattoo scene I came back to my hometown, Madrid, to open my dream Tattoo Studio “Alchemist’s Valley” together with my husband.
Tattooing, traveling and creating a positive and creative environment working together with other great tattoo artist is pretty much my life right now, and I couldn’t´t be happier about it!
Pokeeeeeeeoh is a self taught Handpoke artist. This means he doesn’t use a machine for his tattoos and simply pokes the ink into the skin by hand. His tattoos generally include some humor or sarcasm, and sometimes include a political message, most often about feminism. He has had a variety of occupations in his life including cafe owner, licorice company owner, leather craftsperson, and for many years worked as a waiter. He did his bachelor’s in English literature and his Master’s in media studies. He currently works as a tattoo artist in Malmö, Sweden.
I studied in visual design at university,
I have been doing tattoos for over 10 years.
I run the tattoo studio, INKEDWALL in Seoul.
However tattoo is illegal in Korea.
I have been trying to change culture awareness and law with many tattooist.
So the motto of my tattoo is to create positive and beautiful art works.
I wish that you would be interested Korean tattoos and legal situation.
Please pray for us.
I was born in Sant’Elpidio a Mare on September 4, 1991.
I love every form of art: drawing, technical drawing, photography, painting. I really worked hard to improve my drawing skills and to define my style: fine blackwork. I’m fascinated by nature (flowers, animals, details, geometry, etc) and I love to represent it in a minimal, surrealistic and poetic way.
In October 2013 at the age of 22 I approach the tattoos world by self-taught. Actually, I live in Bologna and I practice tattooing in a studio. I had the opportunity to tattoo at Vaders.Dye (Hamburg) in May 2017. I’m going to tattoo at LTW Tattoo Studio as guest in Barcellona in September 2017.
Art is the best way I know to express myself and my feelings, so tattooing it’s my lifestyle. It makes me happy and dream every day.
La Bigotta (Anna Neudecker) was born in 1982 at Munich (Germany) but from two years age she lives in Italy between Rome and Milan.
From the beginning she shows a great passion for drawing in all its forms.
The versatility of her artistic ability can be found also in her study course: she goes through the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, the Restoration school, to that of Fashion landing at last to the Art of tattooing.
She begins her career of tattoo artist in 2014 ad after different experimentations and experiences, passing from Old School to realism, she finally meets her stylistic figure finding inspiration mainly in etchings of the Victorian age and in Surrealism.
I’m an 26 years old artist, raised in Japan and currently based in São Paulo, Brazil.
I studied philosophy in the university and i’m engaged in the study of spirituality, occultism, buddhism and ancestrality.
I believe that artificial consciousness and human consciousness/spirituality will converge into one in a remote future, and my work reflects some of these aspects.
My name is Alina Tiurina. I’m from Ukraine. I was studying there as an artist and work for 5 years as a painter. Once my friend invited me to visit her tattoo studio in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She suggested me to try tattooing myself and I felt in love with this since my very first tattoo. Now I’m working in Russia, Ukraine, UAE, Europe and USA. Tattooing gives me freedom in my art and travelling around the world.
Adrian is from a beautiful beach located in Chile called “La Boca de Rapel” (“Rapel’s mouth”). The wind from that place runs through his veins, and the colors and the movement of its nature lives inside him. He studied at a couple of places, met a couple of masters, and he learned a couple of techniques. All those experiences forged his views and the way he projects his ideas.
Geometric tattoos come in hundreds of styles – be they inspired by nature, abstract or just incorporate geometric elements in the design, it’s their unique look that draws attention and a rather large following. Geometric tattoos also have symbolic significance, an it’s not about just putting random geometric elements together, it’s about symmetry working together with the design creating a meaningful piece of art.