Artist interview features

  • As an alternative hairdresser, Hanna creates works of art from the scalp-upwards. She wears her influences (quite literally) on her sleeve and likes to mix up styles according to her personal tastes, resulting in her beautifully decorated epidermis. We caught up with Hanna to find out what makes her tick… ...
  • Zsolt Sarkozi is not a man to rush into things. A former sportsman who was ink-free until his 30’s, Zsolt plies his trade in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. As the proprietor of Dark Arts, Zsolt creates vibrant combinations of fantasy and realism, which are so outstanding that Skin Deep had to seek him out and...
  • The often-smiling artist Jack Ribeiro is with Tin-Tin, one of the top artists of France. He lives in a small village in the northeastern part of the country where he runs two studios: one in Metz and the other in Thionville, 40 kilometres north of Metz. Ribeiro is well known in Europe for his dark style, inspired by...
  • Horiyasu is undoubtedly one of Japan’s top tattoo artists. A purveyor of magnificently vibrant wabori work, his sojourns overseas this year saw him take home prizes both at the New York convention for best overall tattooed person and best chest or back tattoo, and in Milan for best colour and best black & white,...
  • Melbourne. Probably the first thing that comes to mind is Australia, but there is a city on East Florida’s Space Coast that bears the same name. In 1969 the cities of Eau Gallie and Melbourne voted to merge, forming modern day Melbourne. On the corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Cypress Avenue sits a little old wooden...
  • Dan is a man who can’t sit still for any length of time and as such is a prolific artist, whether his art is on canvas or on skin. Dan works with two other artists, Scott Campbell and Opel. All combine their influences and passions to create an infusion of a style of tattooing that isn’t new or Old School; it is Saved...
  • From NY to Hawaii, legendary tattoo artist Mike Ledger explores the possibilities of tattoo art with exquisite artistic sensibilities, and a respect for the culture of tattooing, as a craft and trade, as created and passed on by the pioneers. Nothing short of a genius, each resultant piece is a showcase of the...
  • Japanese tattooing can be traced back for centuries and has been passed down from father to son. There have also been some very lucky individuals who have shown their mentors that they have the vision, the respect and skills but most of all, the commitment to dedicate their lives to their master as well as to the...
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