Maud Dardeau

Spotlight: Engraving Inspired Tattoos by Maud Dardeau

Maud Dardeau is one of those success stories the tattoo art is full of. When this young woman, from the world of advertisement and fine arts, pushed the door of famous French tattoo artist Tin-Tin as a customer, she didn’t expected to become his apprentice, not even a tattoo artist.

Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau

But at this year Paris Tattoo Convention, le Mondial du Tatouage, she was one of those artists for which visitors would jostle. Although her busy schedule, she very nicely answered to my questions.

Could you introduce yourself ?

Originally, I am a painter and illustrator. I have started working at Tin-Tin’s tattoo shop four years ago and I am a tattooer for three years now. Just three years, and Maud is already one of the names trending in France and in the world. Everyday, she is seeing the number of her fans growing, appealed by her recognizable style.

How would you describe your style ?
How would you describe your style ?

I am really inspired by engraving. I love all those ancient illustrations which really feed my black and grey style… Usually, my subjects are very dark … Skulls, fallen angels, and a lot of dotwork. I don’t do color tattoos, for me tattoos are best in black and grey !

A surprising statement when you know Maud’s painter work, surprisingly colorful and humorous, a witty mix of religious and Fine arts with farm animals …

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Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
What kind of tattoos do you like the most ?
What kind of tattoos do you like the most ?

Huge backpieces, inspired by Renaissance. I love the work of artists Gustave Doré and Albrecht Durer, but I like to add my own personal touch.

Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau

To normal canvas to skin, there is just one step and Maud easily went for it. If you can recognize the influences of tattoo artists such as Jondix and Thomas Hooper (her idols) in her own work, we can guess that in the future, she will certainly surprise us, and we cannot wait to witness the evolution of this tattoo prodigy. You can follow Maud Dardeau on Facebook and Instagram.

Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Working at Paris Tattoo Convention 2014.
Working at Paris Tattoo Convention 2014.
Model Skydolliz showing her Maud tattoo on her left shoulder.
Model Skydolliz showing her Maud tattoo on her left shoulder.
A better view of this tattoo, a very nice Renaissance Virgin.
A better view of this tattoo, a very nice Renaissance Virgin.
Inspired by painter Magritte.
Inspired by painter Magritte.
And here, Luis Royo.
And here, Luis Royo.
Her signature design.
Her signature design.
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
A collaboration with Alex Peyrat, her first tattooer.
A collaboration with Alex Peyrat, her first tattooer.
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau
Maud Dardeau

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Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.

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