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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
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…

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