Continuing my interview series with tattoo artists, I’m very happy to post a chat with Daniel DiMattia of Calypso Tattoo today. Click through to read it now, and come on back to comment if you’d like.
In this photo by Oz, Morgan of Lyon, France’s implants were done by Lukas Zpira, and his tattoos by Cy.
I’m definitely liking the stripes that run across SilentWes’s hand, tattooed by
Jim at Inkaholics in Moreno Valley Kim Dunham from Brewery Ink in Los Angeles. It looks like it’s been difficult to keep in at the fingertips, but that’s to be expected.
My old friend Trash, who tattoos in Campinas, SP, Brasil, is working on this great geometric leg sleeve inspired by Brazilian indigenous tribal designs.
This great dotwork tattoo was poked by Eric at Kunst Med Puls in Oslo, Norway. I really love how dotwork has taken off in the last year… I posted a lot of amazing pieces to BodyTwo and hopefully soon we’ll get all that content moved over here.
Procedural photos continue after the break.
Abacrombie sent in these shots of a truly old-school tattoo experience at the home of Petelo Sula’Ape, a tattoo artist from Faleasiu, Samoa. The tattoo was done over about eight painful hours of tattooing in a single day. Several assistants helped by stretching the skin as Petelo hammered the tattoo in place using traditional tools in his open-air home — which was a good on account of all the smoking!
Alexis‘s tattoo is great work but what I’m super jealous of is that he got to play in this very fun looking free diving pool — he’s a free diving instructor! I’d love to hear his input on it, but I’m sure there’s enormous crossover between free diving and suspension and body ritual as BME covers. If you’d like to see the work on his back, continue reading.
Dreadlocksmile has gotten some great new work done on his right arm’s blackwork sleeve by Justin at Tattoo U 2 in Cardiff, Wales.