Artist interview features

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    Mosher opens up about the highs and lows of his career, his artwork, new & exciting projects and much, much more... The world’s most published tattoo-artist has over the past 16 years inspired fellow-tattooists and fans alike, with his perfection of tribal-designs and his own unique interpretation of Japanese-...
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    Every now and then I come across an artist’s work that stops me in my tracks. The frissance hit me as I looked at Grisha’s work, it’s quite an event when someone in the tattooing world puts a new spin into his or her work and I feel Grisha has done just that with his bold, graphic tattoos. Some of you reading this...
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    I literally stumbled on Claire’s work some time ago on the internet and from the first moment of seeing her incredible colour-work, there was something in her tattoos that I had seen before but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. As you can see by the photos on these pages, she has a very unique style unmatched by...
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    I first came across Bens’ work a few years ago - in this very magazine as it happens - and was amazed at his use of colour and his unique approach to applying vivid, graphical patterns to the body. A few years later, I managed to see the man work in person at the Mantra Festival last year and was even more impressed...
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    I’ve always been a ‘townie’ never feeling the urge to ‘experience’ a slower pace of life or mix with the ‘yokels’. That was before the old lady Nykky entered my life, now she tries to get some fresh air into these nicotine filled lungs of mine whenever possible. I’m a recent convert to the South West and it’s people...
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    In one of Skin Deep’s sister magazines an article was published about a custom bike that had been painted with some fantastic Horioshi inspired designs. The work was so well done, we thought it was time we found out a bit more about Beej Curtis the artist behind this and many other tattoo inspired designs and his...
  • Jun Cha, Los Angeles-based tattoo artist talks about his style, ethos, art and tattoo introduction in this video interview from Hypebeast TV. A unique insight into the artistry of this veritable youngster of tattooing at only 21 - but someone who is rightly reguarded as one of the world's foremost Black & Grey...
  • Dripping blood. Oozing wounds. Severed heads and blistering burns. Prosthetic makeup artist Lucy Darkness has always harboured a particular fondness for guts and gore, showcased quite terrifyingly in her portfolio of creations for B movie horrors, black metal bands and fantasy films. Her fascination with the macabre...
  • Influenced most by the works of Hieronymus Bosch, H.R Giger and Salvador Dali, Avenlina De Moray chooses the dark and sometimes murky world of Vampires, Goths and Death metal to help her create her captivating artworks. Not being one for the company of others and hating the formulaic constraints of art colleges and...
  • Listening to the thundering sounds of ocean waves crashing towards the beach as a long haired figure effortlessly rides that perfect wave, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching the opening scenes of “Point Break”. But listen more closely and recognise that ever satisfying buzz of a tattoo machine, and you’...
  • Born to an Italian photographer and Tahitian dancer, Terry Ribera was arguably always going to be destined for a creative career. Having grown up in the Bay Area of California, Terry began his tattooing journey in San Diego at the studio ‘Master Tattoo’. Nine years on, he still resides on the West Coast in his native...
  • Ashley: Tell us something about your background, where you grew up, what interested you as a child, etc?   Pippa: I’m an only child so have always enjoyed being the centre of attention. For most of my life it has been just me and my mum, and, as we moved house frequently, I always tried to be a person who was...
  • Having confessed that the idea of ink under the skin scared him as a child, and that his mother was ready to kill him upon getting his first tattoo, Oleg Turyanskiy was perhaps not the most likely candidate for a tattoo artist. Yet 2010 marks the tenth year of Oleg’s strong career and ever-growing portfolio of...
  • Gavin is one of those chaps that doesn’t necessarily want to shout about his obvious talents from the rooftops. He’s just happy to sit quietly working on his tattoos, producing some great work as a result; but underneath the quiet, unassuming facade, there is a man with a real passion about what he does and the...
  • On a chilly winters morning, I embarked on a mission, which involved travelling to Lincoln, to attempt to document a small piece of the tattooing life and times of the infamous “Mick Cope” a real diamond of a man and to those that know him…a legend! I met up with Mick, and a couple of mutual tattooing buddies,...
  • Ed Perdomo was born and raised in Colombia where he started out on his quest to become a tattooist. After a few years working from his homeland, Ed decided it was time to venture forth into the big wide world to see what it had to offer him. His travels took him to South America, Asia and finally Europe where Ed...
  • For ten years, Dave Wiper has worked in one of Wakefield’s oldest and most historic buildings, The Old Vicarage, with its secret tunnels connecting it to the 12th Century Cathedral and neighbouring Masonic Hall, and not to mention its ghostly inhabitants.  Dave is one of the tattoo industry’s straightest...
  • Easter Island is probably the one of the most isolated places in the world. It is located in the Pacific Ocean and is 3700 kilometres from Chile (the country on which it depends upon) and is 4000 Kms from Tahiti.   Since Easter Island is extremely isolated, this can explain the development of such a particular...
  • Mandy Garcia is a Hawaiian born and raised tattoo artist with a gorgeously striking look, with fantastic tattoo work to compliment her exotic features. Not only a model, Garcia is also a tattoo artist working at one of the most respected shops on the island of Oahu, Soul Signature, with a solid work ethic that...
  • Everyone loves a nice guy, and, contrary to the popular statement; they don’t always finish last… at least that’s certainly not the case with Mike Nomy. Mike’s tattooing pops with bright and bold colours, and is accented by chunky, sculpted lines that define his work beautifully. His recent forays into the...
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