Paul Clavé’s Apocalyptic Tattoos

I became enamored today with the work of Paul Clavé, who you can find at Timeless Tattoo in Glasgow, online at or on FB at His portfolio is much broader than just this of course, but what caught my eye is a series of blackwork tattoos that he calls “apocalyptical works”. As you can see, they draw heavily from the paranoid era of religious paranoia and death-obsession in the Dark Ages brought on by terrors like the Black Plague, as well as the type of linework that was used in woodcuts of the time. This imagery translates just perfectly into tattoo form I think.

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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.

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