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Alex Matus is a traveling tattoo artist who is marking people with her stunning, dreamy, cosmic artwork as she makes her way around the continent in her van. Her inspiration is equal parts desert shaman and Judas Priest, making for a heady mix of psychedelic and raw power. She works

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I don’t even know where to start when it comes to the blackwork tattoos done by Strange Dust. His work blows me away every time – the contrast, the movement, the sense of foreboding. Co-owner of Black Horns Tattoo in Lyon, France, Strange Dust aka Florian is a master of

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“Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.” This quote from Egyptian philosopher Plotinus comes to my mind when I look at the work of Italian tattooist Ruco. He free hands the most beautiful and wild blackwork tattoos, imagery that looks straight out of a medieval manuscript. Beasts, demons

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One of the greatest gifts of doing CVLT Nation are the relationships we get to build with creative people from all over the world, all while exploring our passions. Both Meghan and I are really into Black Work Tattoos and we recently opened up our home to CJ, aka xcjxtattooer, a

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Last year we featured the work Rob Borbas and his UNREAL tattoos. A year later, we are featuring him again because has continued to create some of the most amazingly evil tattoos we have ever seen. Check out what I wrote last year, but also peep his new work which

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Body of Reverbs is an installation that unites sound and tattoos in one vibrant experience. The practice is research on the connection between space, body and sound. The tattoo machine is a real musical instrument that translates the vibrations of the needle on the skin into a sound. The pain

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