Tattoo Spotlight: Alex Matus

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 mostly in black, but accents it with gorgeous and vibrant turquoise and red. Matus’ work is not just available in tattoo form, she also takes painting commissions and makes prints of her work. Follow her instagram @doc_matus and check out some of our recent favorites below…

 

You’ve got another thing comin’. #judaspriest

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Nightcrawler. #judaspriest #atouchofevil #ifyouwantitcomeandgetit

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Always a pleasure to tattoo you Ryan! @torchtattoo

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Always a pleasure to tattoo you Ryan! @torchtattoo

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(Old habits) Die Hard #venom #paralex

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“Teacher’s pet” (DM if you’d like a print) πŸŽ±βš”οΈπŸ—‘πŸ–€ #venom #judaspriest

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Nomad reaches the sea.

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Beware the night shrooms. @idlehandsf Thank you Tim!

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Spacing out @idlehandsf thank you Adam!

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Old man rattlesnake points the way

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One spot just opened up @torchtattoo on the 21st! Please email amatus8@gmail.com if you’d like it!

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Comin’ at you @davesweetapple Your Ace in the hole.

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Vulture dancer crushes the bad egg and moves forward on his path.

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Spirit knife for Kayla. Thanks! @torchtattoo

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Odin!!!! Thank you Chris! @torchtattoo

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Great to meet and tattoo you Karl! Great vibes all around. @oreillystattooparlour

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Filling the void with a space reaper. Thank you Jay! @torchtattoo

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Here’s the original for @babesrideout . Cheers.

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Precarious balance.

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Thank you so much Tonino!!! @cathedraltattoo

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Fun one for Halsie. Thank you! @cathedraltattoo

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Makin’ wizards all day @cathedraltattoo Thanks Alex!

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Blue wizard for Kurt. Thank you so much! @idlehandsf

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Thank you, as always, Joel. @torchtattoo

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❀Happy Vanningtimes Day! ❀😘

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And she is, too

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Burial guardian of turquoise. Thank you Meg!! @atlastattoo

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Shroom for Kyle. Thanks man! @atlastattoo

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Holy mountain witch for @maitressem thanks again mama!!! @idlehandsf

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Really fun one for Tim. Thank you!! @idlehandsf

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing.