Miki Vialetto is known for not only starting Tattoo Life Magazine, a publication that many tattoo aficionado's and artists consider their first look into the tattoo world, but also for coordinating The London Tattoo Convention. Held yearly at Tobacco Dock, the convention plays host to some of the globe's most incredible artists thanks to Miki's unwavering high quality standards. His support of the industry, as well as his eye for new talent, upholds the best of the best of the tattoo community. In this interview, he opened up about how he was able to make his dreams a reality.
When did you get into tattoos and why is it something you’re passionate about?
How did Tattoo Life Magazine start? What was/is your mission, philosophy and purpose behind the creation of it? How has it developed over the years?
You’ve been part of the tattoo community for years...how has it changed over the years? What are the pros and cons of things like social media, technology, etc. on the industry?
The London Tattoo Convention brings in an immense amount of talent, icons, and collectors. What is it like working with people like Mark Mahoney, Eddy Deutsche and more? How has it enriched your life?
Who are your personal heroes in the tattoo industry? Who are your favorite artists, tattooers or not, who inspire your love for this community?
You’ve built one of the most iconic magazines in the industry, and run one of the best conventions around the globe...What was the best advice you got along the way? What advice do you have for others who are trying to do what they love?