Traditional Hand Tattooing

This great looking chestpiece was done by Marc Pinto ( using exclusively hand techniques, with no machines whatsoever involved.

This entry was posted in ModBlog and tagged , , by Shannon Larratt. Bookmark the permalink.

About Shannon Larratt

Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

15 thoughts on “Traditional Hand Tattooing

  1. ….pain, lol. He’s got a pretty damn good pain tolerance if he put up with that during long sessions!

  2. i watched shane get alot of this because i work for marc shane took it very well and he got this done over a very short amount of days so there was alot of long days top guy i really enjoyed having him in the shop

  3. I went to a high school with a Whole bunch of Maori and islander lads – and a lot of them had tattoos like this. It just amazes me that its done with the whole bone chisel/needles – I’ve got a very small tattoo done like that, and it wasn’t exactly painless, aye?

  4. Ah another kiwi?
    I think it looks great, i’ve always wanted to have the experience of having a tattoo handtapped

  5. Holy god! That is absolutely stunning. Looks very much like Kalinga style work from the Philipines.

  6. very nice! marc is great, he did my back piece and i’m definately going back there. his work is very intricate and he takes great pride in it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>