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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…

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