Tattoo Artists You Really Should Get To Know: Peter Blackhand Madsen

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As an occasional lurker at DeviantArt, I get to see some of the most insane art works. DeviantArt is where I found Meatshop Tattoo.

Owned by Peter Blackhand Madsen, located at Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - Sissela.dk
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - Sissela.dk

One look at his works and you can tell that they're heavily influenced by Nordic and Scandinavian folk art. In case you're not familiar with either, it's the same kind of recognition you get when you see traditional American or traditional Japanese tattoos.

By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen

Instead of using tracing paper some tattoo artists make use of, Peter draws his designs directly on the client's skin to get a better feel of what would suit the client's body.

By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen

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Peter started tattooing back in 2010, learning the basics from a friend and then working his way up from there. He currently works at Meatshop Tattoo with Sean Parry, a fellow tattoo artist specialising in Nordic and Celtic designs.

By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - Sissela.dk
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - Sissela.dk
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - Sissela.dk
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - Sissela.dk

Dotwork and sacred geometry are present in Peter's works. They're what European tribal symbols usually require.

By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
​Model: Kristen Leanne - kristenleannestyle.com. Photographer: Jack Høier ​- jackhoier.dk
​Model: Kristen Leanne - kristenleannestyle.com. Photographer: Jack Høier ​- jackhoier.dk
Model: Camilla Kybele Hansen (Peter's manager) - fb.com/KybeleCPH). Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk. MUA: Sofie Amelia Laulund - fb.com/sofieameliamua
Model: Camilla Kybele Hansen (Peter's manager) - fb.com/KybeleCPH). Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk. MUA: Sofie Amelia Laulund - fb.com/sofieameliamua
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
Model: Linnea Thomasia - Linneathomasia.com. Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk
Model: Linnea Thomasia - Linneathomasia.com. Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk
Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk
Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk
Photographer: Jack Høier – jackhoier.dk
Photographer: Jack Høier – jackhoier.dk

Notice how the flow of Peter's art on his client's bodies are almost impeccable.

Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - sissela.dk
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - sissela.dk
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen
By Peter Blackhand Madsen

Personal favourites.

Model: Marlo Marquise - marlo-marquise.squarespace.com. Photographer: Steve Prue - teamrockstarimages.com
Model: Marlo Marquise - marlo-marquise.squarespace.com. Photographer: Steve Prue - teamrockstarimages.com
Model & photographer (self portrait): Cecilia Kattafaninj - kattafaninj.tumblr.com
Model & photographer (self portrait): Cecilia Kattafaninj - kattafaninj.tumblr.com
Model: Linnea Thomasia - linneathomasia.com. Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk
Model: Linnea Thomasia - linneathomasia.com. Photographer: Jack Høier - jackhoier.dk
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - sissela.dk​
Photographer: Sissela Ørnholt Johansson - sissela.dk​

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Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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