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Tattoo Life July/August 2020

Tattoo Life magazine 125 - July/August 2020

Read more in the brand new issue of Tattoo Life July/August 2020: on Newsstands now! You can also find this issue here: tattoolifestore.com | SHOP NOW!

Read “In the footsteps of the phoenix” – the editorial by Miki Vialetto, here

Cover Model: Leah Blum

Leah answered us from Marseille, the location of “Prisme Tattoo”, where she and her beloved companion RemyB work: «If it weren’t for him, I doubt I’d be here today – to do this interview, but especially to do this job». These days everything is a bit up in the air, and so sometimes one’s thoughts fly freely, towards exotic destinations like Thailand. Or they focus on that concept that will never stop feeding our minds: tattoo as art form.

Nazareno Tubaru: a black mark on anatomy and the human personality

The spiritual and aesthetic merge onto the body harmoniously with tattoos by Nazareno Tubaru, an avant-garde Argentinian whose style is pure ornamental. Tubaru is a reference point for many tattooists who like to express themselves in this style. An interest in tribal art and the cultural forms linked to it, tattooing in the 90s and the tradition of engraving, as well as experimenting with the blackwork style, before this term was even used to define a certain style… Nazareno tells us all about his story, right here.

Nazareno Tubaru: the avant-gardist of Argentinian tribal
Nazareno Tubaru: the avant-gardist of Argentinian tribal

The Or Noir Tattoo Gallery: presented by Simone Marchi and Kindamo

Simone Marchi and Kindamo are two Italian tattooists who have been working at Or Noir Tattoo Gallery in Lugano (the Italian part of Switzerland) for three years. They were hand-picked by Alessio Gentile, the owner of this and two other Or Noir shops in the San Gallo Canton. He chose them not only because of their artistic abilities, but also for their personal qualities: for Alessio, humility and self-critique are fundamental to teamwork in a tattoo shop. Alessio motivates new artists entering the team by offering them ways to develop both artistically and personally. That’s how it has been for Simone and Kindamo, two Italians living and working together in the Lugano shop.

Simone Marchi and Kindamo: Realistic chicano and realistic colour
Simone Marchi and Kindamo: Realistic chicano and realistic colour

Aaron Fitchett: Traditional tattoos with a Gold and Irons look

His style is clearly a tribute to Traditional, with its iconographic imagery full of mermaids, ladies’ faces, and tigers… But he also exalts this style’s classic imprinting: bold lines that give an image shape and power by surrounding and framing it, so that it is clearly visible even from a distance. What tattooist Aaron Fitchett adds to all of this is, of course, his personal touch, seen especially in his color palette and the British style revealed in the details.

Aaron Fitchett: classic traditional revisited with a British flair
Aaron Fitchett: classic traditional revisited with a British flair

Cecile: powerful provocation of the feminine

She was the protagonist of one of our Have a Nice Weekend appointments, which we dedicate once a week on tattoolife.com to a beautiful tattooed woman with a fine collection of tattoos. Besides her beauty, what struck us was her new school, very rock n’ roll style that’s powerful and quite provocative at times. Her name is Cecile – on social networks she’s known as Ccyle – she was born in Paris but adopted Spain as her home, and in order to follow her passion for tattoos she has become quite the globetrotter and citizen of the world.

Cecile: young girls with a powerful neo traditional image
Cecile: young girls with a powerful neo traditional image

David Handsmark: spiritual geometric and harmonious ornamental

“The main ingredient to developing any type of style is to follow your own passion until you can’t go any further, without any expectations about what the final result will be, and appreciating the entire process, no matter what.” In a nutshell, this is the professional and life philosophy of David, the owner of Handsmark Tattoo in Helsinki. That’s where David brings his creations to life on skin, mixing his knowledge of ornamental geometric with an ornamental style that’s based on designs whose flow and harmony fit the body.

David Handsmark: spiritual geometric and black lines
David Handsmark: spiritual geometric and black lines

Pandémia: an Art Project by Miki Vialetto

Faced with such a painful event as the one we’ve all been experiencing and touched by over the last few months – regardless of our geographical location, social position or gender – I felt the desire to give a form, a visual identikit to how the tattoo world has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. I couldn’t help but do this through an artistic call: I invited some of the greatest representatives of the tattoo world to give this pandemic a face and a soul by following their own creativity and all the emotions that this #lockdown situation has brought up within them and in the world, so that we can all look this virus in the face for what it is, and see what it has created inside of us… Stay tuned!

Pandèmia: The New Art Project By Tattoo Life
Pandèmia: The New Art Project By Tattoo Life
Read more in the brand new issue of Tattoo Life July/August 2020: on Newsstands now! You can also find this issue here: tattoolifestore.com | SHOP NOW!

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