Tattooed Portraits at Paris Tattoo Convention Part 2
Tattooed Portraits at Paris Tattoo Convention Part 1 is HERE. For ink lovers, there is nothing like chilling at a great tattoo convention and this year, in Paris, at Le Mondial du Tatouage, it was the perfect spot to see the greatest tattoo artists in the world and to be seen! In a music festival atmosphere, tattoo collectors of all Europe have gathered to get new ink and show their ornated bodies. Tattoodo has met some of them façon The Tattoorialist...
Tattoo Muse - Kim Kim is a tattooed model and dancer, and one of the sexy ladies you can see on the ads of tattoo aftercare brand Easy Tattoo. Among her many personal pieces of ink you obviously will spot her colorful chest piece done by Stoo of IronInk.
The International Collector - Victoria
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When it comes to real collectors, distance is not a problem. Victoria, jeweler apprentice, is covered from tattoos from the most trendy and edgy European tattoo artists of the moment. Experts of blackwork would immediatly spot her palm tattoo done by Liam Sparkes and the surrealistic engraving on her shoulder done by Otto d'Ambra, both working in London. Continuing the body trip is a thigh piece by Adrian Edek from Berlin and a sleeve by Rinzing from Switzerland. Now in Paris, the Miss is going to get tattooed of course, but also drink some beers with her friends, and indeed spend some good times!
The Girl with the Cute Sleeve and the Dark Sleeve - Tania
Tania is working in fashion, and of course, she knows better that tattoos are part of the best look... Her right sleeve is covered with a cute pin-up and some realistic pastries done by Laura Amar of White Chapel Tattoo. It is showing her childhood side, with girly pleasures and love of good (French) food. The left sleeve is way more darker with a fatale dark queen by trendy tattoo artist Olivier Poinsignon. "One sleeve for the good moments, and one for the bad!"
The Art Enthusiast - Yankel
Yankel is a 2nd year student in business school. And he has already started to invest... in tattoo art of course! He is very proud to show his black and grey sleeve done by a tattoo artist Tattoodo has interviewed, Mr Nick Bertioli from Canada. You can also admire his chestpiece done by Victor Kludge. "For me tattoo is a true art. My tattoos are writing my personal story, allowing me to express my past and what I cherish the most in life. They do have a real meaning."
Serve and Protect, with Ink - J.V.
J.V. is a soldier and tattoo his not so guilty pleasure. "It is a passion for me, and my job won't prevent me to get more ink". No laws agains tattoo in French army, so J.V. proudly sports tattoos on his arm, related to his private life, and some fun ones on his legs, associated with his military experience.
All photos by JenTheRipper for Tattoodo. Please don’t use without permission.