Let's be level-headed here...

There is a tendency amongst those in the tattoo industry who've convinced themselves that what they do is more important than it really is. Sometimes this is a conscious philosophy, often its not- more of a pervasive attitude thats been allowed to seep into their behavior.
These 'artists' think they're doing something life-altering, that what they do has some form of world-defining weight.

This line of thought and action leads to a smug arrogance, and elitism. It's epidemic. All of you who've walked into a studio full of artists who behave this way have felt that condescension, that sense of "what makes you think you're good enough to get a tattoo from us?"

You can practically hear their internal monologue- "Move aside mere drop of water, let the Ocean pass."

What is most amusing about this is that the vast majority of these people are all doing the same thing. ALL of them, it's the same old-same old.... "old-school-with-a-twist", yet somehow they're convinced that what they're doing is somehow new, unique, and NOT just completely self-congratulatory onanism.

They're all scamming their drawings from each other as voraciously as possible, but standing on a soap-box about how much better they are than studios (like PennyBlack) that exist for the people, as well as the art... As though giving clients exactly what they want is a bad thing, but cloning each other is the be-all/end-all of existence.

So whats the point to all this? Simply this- We draw on people. That's it.

We don't save lives, we don't make a lasting global difference.

We draw pictures. On skin.

I am proud to be anti Art-Elite.

I know my place in the world, and I will never think that just because I'm allowed to place my art on other peoples skin that makes all others inferior to me.

Anti. Art. Elite.

Miss Pandora - FW - Paris

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A small selection of my art.

Not the greatest photo, but it does illustrate how extreme this re-work was. The original artist didn't use any black whatsoever, and as a result there was zero contrast- so the heal softened the flowers into oblivion. These are a little more robust.

This is part of an ongoing sleeve of old-school music themes. Still colour to go on this piece.

Pro-krass-tinn-ay-shunn

We've been entirely slack in updating this here blog, but I promise thats going to change. New photos, new bio's for each artist, new information on whats new and current here at the studio.
THIS will be our portal for information, not Facebook. Sheesh.
Reworked sugar-skull.

Bon Jovi logo.

Another re-worked sugar skull.

Dead bird, original art by Brandon Bond.

Tiny lil' ladybug

Owlzuzu, the 8-winged owl.

Fedders.

Tiny Wisdom, yo.

Elisa Nalin - Rue Etienne Marcel - Paris

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Elisa Nalin est originaire de Vérone en Italie.
Elle est Styliste free-lance et Designer

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In the Sunbeam - FW- Paris

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Alone in the Crowd - FW - Paris

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Daria Pleggenkuhle

Arizona Muse - FW - Paris

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Julie - Hôtel de Ville - Paris

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"Mon nom est Julie. Je suis co-fondatrice du site
"Un Brin Allurées". Pour moi la Mode est un moyen
de s'exprimer. Les vêtements sont des alliés. Mon
look est stylé et confortable. Dans la vie, j'aime
les gens qui rient et je déteste les gens snobs. Mon
message au monde entier: Nous ne sommes que des grains
de sable ...".

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Veste by Ralf Lauren
Jeans by Filippa K
Chaussures See by Chloe
Sac Self-made
all the rest vintage
Parfum: "Bas de soie" by Serge Lutens

Nancy - Hôtel de Ville - Paris

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"Mon nom est Nancy. J'ai créé un magazine en ligne
qui s'appelle "Un Brin Allurées". Pour moi la Mode
c'est l'image qu'on dégage. Mon look est classique
chic. Dans la vie, j'adore me balader au soleil avec
mon ami et je déteste les gens qui crient. Mon message
au monde: aimez-vous et les autres vous aimeront ..."

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Manteau (vente privée)
Chaussures by Les 3 Suisses
Sweater by mango
Sac by LV
Sunnies vinatge
Parfum "La Parisienne" by YSL

Natalie - Hôtel de Ville - Paris

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"Mon nom est Natalie. Je travaille pour le site "Les Mads"
et je suis étudiante. Pour moi, la Mode est un art avec une
touche de Glamour. Mon look est super simple. Dans la vie,
j'adore la nourriture (vegan) et je déteste les gens arrogants.
Mon message au monde: soyez gentil !"

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Manteau by Pinky Hotel
Chaussures vintage 70's
jeans by Urban Outfitters
Sac by Marc Jacobs
Parfum: "Miss Dior Cherie" by C.Dior