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In Hentai Heaven with Brando Chiesa: An Interview

In Hentai Heaven with Brando Chiesa: An Interview

Tattoo Artists4 min Read

In this interview with Brando Chiesa we talk Japanese inspirations and the religion of art creation.

The thing about Brando Chiesa's work isn't just the alluring sensuality, the vivid tones, or the perfect balance each piece is endowed with. It's the authenticity, and powerful emotional quality behind each eye-candy worthy creation. And it's no wonder...in this interview with Brando he talks more about the creation of his tattooing genre Pastel Gore, a mix between Ero Guro and Sea Punk, as well as how creating art has helped him battle the demon of depression. Growing up with anime, and clearly understanding all of the dynamic cultural assets behind it, Brando puts out work that deeply resonates with clients and collectors all over the world. 

Did you always want to be an artist? 

If you go back on your IG profile, you can see a transition from dark Neo-traditional art with deep crimson color stories, to the more pastel anime-inspired work you’re known for now. Can you talk about this transition, and why your work changed? 

I love that your tattoos are so heavily influenced by kawaii culture. What is it about the Japanese culture that you find so fascinating? Why do you think you’re drawn to things like anime? 

Many of your tattoos are also influenced by kink culture and Hentai/Shunga. Can you talk about this aspect of your work? Why is this an important concept for you to explore, and why do you think people are so interested in these kind of visuals? 

What are you doing when you are not tattooing? Beyond creating art, what are you passionate about? 

What is the tattoo community like in Florence? What is it like being heavily tattooed there? 


Justine Morrow
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