The Brutally Beautiful Blackwork Of Mxm

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MxM brings us his unique brand of blackwork, packed with intricacy, arcane alchemy-inspired symbolisms.

Leg sleeve tattoo, Mix of dotwork and blackwork.
Leg sleeve tattoo, Mix of dotwork and blackwork.

If the leg piece above did not impress you we honestly don't know what will. The pair of legs above happens to be, in our opinion, one of the finest works by blackwork tattooist, MxM or Maxime Büchi.

Continuous Line Tattoos, back blackwork
Continuous Line Tattoos, back blackwork

Swiss born Maxime has been tattooing since 2008. He apprenticed at the Leu Family’s Family Iron, in Lausanne. He worked a few years at East River Tattoo in Brooklyn before opening his own shop, Sang Bleu over  a year ago.

He now splits his time between tattooing in London and LA at Sang Bleu Tattoo.

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In addition to being a tattoo artist, Maxime also dabbles in a lot of other things such as publications and clothing design, earning him the reputation of being a talented jack-of-all-trades kind of guy.

Insanely good leg sleeve blackwork by MxM
Insanely good leg sleeve blackwork by MxM

His works are known for their intricacy, blend of dotwork and esoteric-inspired symbols, and his skilful eye for details.

Creative design sleeve tattoo
Creative design sleeve tattoo
A chest piece by Maxime that looks every bit of enviable and painful-looking as any good tattoo should be.
A chest piece by Maxime that looks every bit of enviable and painful-looking as any good tattoo should be.
Blackwork by MxM
Blackwork by MxM
Creative design by MxM
Creative design by MxM
Impressive blackwork by MxM
Impressive blackwork by MxM
Breast tattoo
Breast tattoo

This is how nipple tattoos are done.

by MxM
by MxM
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Insane leg sleeve tattoo by MxM
Insane leg sleeve tattoo by MxM

When asked to describe his style, he insists, “I don’t like pigeonholing myself. I would say that I’m looking for a new classicism. Something that is not just experimental for the sake of experimenting; something that is not just fancy and trendy.”

by MxM
by MxM

Serpent.

by MxM
by MxM
by MxM
by MxM
Geometric tattoo by MxM
Geometric tattoo by MxM
Blackwork by MxM
Blackwork by MxM
by MxM
by MxM

Be it a leg sleeve or an arm sleeve, Maxime's work surely leaves his clients thirst for ink satiated:

by MxM
by MxM
Tattoo by MxM
Tattoo by MxM
Tattoo by MxM
Tattoo by MxM
Tattoo by MxM
Tattoo by MxM
We all fell in love with this full torso piece, Tattoo by MXM
We all fell in love with this full torso piece, Tattoo by MXM
Tattoo piece by MXM
Tattoo piece by MXM
by MXM
by MXM
by MXM
by MXM
by MXM
by MXM

When asked about how he first felt getting a tattoo he simply replied with a word many of us can relate with all too well: High.

MXM in the process, creating a new tattoo design
MXM in the process, creating a new tattoo design

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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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