Read “Shooting stars” – the editorial by Miki Vialetto, here
Cover model Roosa Laituri: Confessions of a “vintage soul”
We’d like to introduce you to this lovely, Finnish woman: are you ready to be wrapped up in her charm, the way roses sometimes twine around the vine?
Yao: The Interpreter of Dreams
The tattoo as a depiction of dreams, nightmares or mental obsessions. This is where Yao begins, in order to breathe life into his black pieces and make movement an integral part of the images he represents – movement that flows over the body with great energy…
The Lighthouse Tattoo Studio
We’re in Sydney, and we’re going to meet the team of a popular Australian tattoo studio: Lighthouse. Here, 13 tattooists collaborate together every day, creating custom tattoos in a variety of styles. The three business partners who guide the crew are expecting us: Ryan Ussher, Nathan Puata and Alex Rusty. During this interview they will tell us all about what life’s like in the tattoo shop, and introduce us to their current artists-in-residence.
Kozo: Great art on skin
Israeli by birth and now a New Yorker, here Kozo presents us with his own path of study in tattooing: works on skin that often depict masterpieces from art history. His trademark is small tattoos that are framed like tiny paintings on the skin; he doesn’t need to know how to do larger-format pieces, but simply demonstrates his artistic coherence. By having faith in his own approach to art, he was able to achieve his ambition: today he lives in New York and is part of the prestigious Bang Bang Tattoo team.
Jessica Svartvit: Life, between bold lines and dynamic objects
“Living” objects, bold outlines and references to real life come together in the original decorative style of German tattooist Jessica Svartvit. She’s a whirlwind of energy and passion for tattooing, and always places her personal interests and visions at the heart of her work. Success? For Jessica, it means the ability to create her own artistic visions, every single day.
Dani Martos: Tattoos as sculpture
Black and grey as a stylistic choice, and realistic as a preference: these two guidelines are what lie behind the work of Dani Martos. This Spanish tattooist plays with monochromy, in order to achieve the effects that testify to the quality of his works; lots of nuance, shading, lights, textures and emotions are expressed in his pieces. And he also uses white in a significant way, making his pieces come to life, rather than looking like lifeless sculptures.
Anton Semyonov: Time is an unsurpassable artist
The sound of silence, the colour of grey, the gaze of weird, eyeless characters. The artistic path of Anton Semyonov – known on social networks as Gloom82 – is based on his introspection of a reality that’s familiar to him: Siberia, where he was born and currently lives. The framework for this silent world is based on references taken from what he sees around him, starting with the tactile nature of imposing Gothic buildings, as well as visions of rusty, rickety huts. And which artist surpasses all? Time, because it is incomparable in its ability to change the reality all around us.
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