In this interview with Martin Dobson he talks about collecting work by the best tattoo artists in the business.
Perhaps you don't know his name but you've definitely seen his tattoos. Martin Dobson has made it his mission to collect work from the very best tattoo artists around the globe, but in a very specific way. Like puzzle pieces dotting his body, Martin has decided that instead of random flash scattered across his skin he would have artists do miniatures within carefully connected hexagons. Although incredibly distinct, he has found a way to assemble his ink from all of the best tattoo artists in a way that not only works for him, but also pushes artists to do something new and different. Perhaps this is why people are so attracted to his way of collecting...
JM: What was your first tattoo and why do you think you’re so in love with the art form? Do you remember how you felt about tattoos as a kid?
JM: How did you come up with the idea of collecting miniature pieces from so many of the best tattoo artists over so many different styles? How do you choose who will fit what space?
JM: How many of the best tattoo artists have you worked with, how many hexagons are filled, and who do you hope to fill the empty ones?
JM: Are you surprised by the interest in your idea, and the tattoos you’ve collected? Why do you think people are drawn so much to your particular way of collecting tattoo art?