February 15, 2018

Introducing: Toothtaker

An introduction by our new columnist, Toothtaker, alongside a video of his own extensive work as a tattooist and his projections for future columns.

February 1, 2018

Polaren Per (@per_tatuering)

We profile Swedish tattooist Polaren Per, dwelling on his eccentric style and his beginnings as a tattooist. Per expands on the shops in which he has worked and the things that he draws inspiration from.

January 29, 2018

Hayden Gan De Mari (@haydengan)

We are pleased to present the formidable collection of Hayden Gan De Mari, a tattoo collector and menswear buyer located in Fremantle, Australia. Hayden discloses the ways in which his tattoos serve to both increase his self-esteem and realize the image he has had of himself from a very young age.

January 26, 2018

H.B. Nielsen (@hbnielsentattoo)

We profile H.B. Nielsen, a Swedish tattooist whose monochromatic imagery and precise use of stippling creates work that’s worth watching out for.

January 22, 2018

José Prager (@joseprager)

José Prager is a Mexican tattoo collector and business owner who splits his time between Mexico City and Hollywood. Prager details his collection of punctuative, black tattoos and the process of transforming his body.

January 19, 2018

Tessa El Maleh (@tessatattoo)

In this interview, tattooist Tessa El Maleh tells us about her start as an apprentice in New York City, her abiding interest in art criticism and practice, and her desires for the future of tattooing.

January 15, 2018

John Ola

John Ola details his motivation behind the raw but no less ornamental tattoo collection he has been acquiring for some time. Formalized by him as an art project, Ola lets his unshaded text and symbolism “speak for itself.”

January 11, 2018

Dexter Tattooer

We profile Dexter, a tattooer based in Pittsburgh who produces unique and compelling figurative tattoos. Dexter details the life experiences that led him to become a tattooer, how he developed a cohesive style, and the way that he acquired his first tattoo machine.

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