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Traditional Tattooing Techniques from Around the World

Traditional Techniques from Around the World Tebori Tattoo — Japan  The Japanese traditional version of stick-and-poke consists of using a wooden or metal stick knowns as a ‘nomi’. It has a set of needles — sometimes up to 15! — attached with silk thread to its tip. The artist would have several sets of sticks [...]

By |2020-04-14T12:43:10+01:00March 29th, 2020|tattoo technique|Comments Off on Traditional Tattooing Techniques from Around the World

The Code of the Camorra

The Code of the Camorra - Neapolitan mafioso ink It is said never to judge a book by its cover. However, when it comes to the Camorra mobsters of Naples, you could probably judge them by the markings on their skin.  The tattooed syndicate of Naples Since modern times, Naples has always been one of [...]

By |2020-04-13T12:22:30+01:00February 24th, 2020|tattoo history|Comments Off on The Code of the Camorra

For Collectors and Curious – Tattoo Conventions II

For Collectors and Curious - Tattoo Conventions part II For tattoo collectors, conventions constitute a chance to get a piece by a visiting artist, without having to save up for plane fare and taking holiday time to fly half way across the world to their home studio. For other enthusiasts and the perhaps not yet [...]

By |2020-04-14T12:46:42+01:00February 6th, 2020|Tattoo Convention, tattoo trends|Comments Off on For Collectors and Curious – Tattoo Conventions II

The Agora of Ink – Tattoo Conventions part I

The Agora of Ink - Tattoo Conventions part I Since Ancient Greece, the agora, the public market place, has been at the heart of community life.  The interaction that took place went beyond daily transactions, spawning an exchange of ideas that changed the world for the people around them. To this day they influence what [...]

By |2020-04-17T12:45:27+01:00February 3rd, 2020|Tattoo Convention|Comments Off on The Agora of Ink – Tattoo Conventions part I