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Body of Poignant Prose: Tattoo Artist Maison Métamose

Body of Poignant Prose: Tattoo Artist Maison Métamose
Tattoo Artists7 min Read

In this interview with tattoo artist Maison Métamose, the influences, motivations, and philosophies of his work are articulately expressed.

An artist known for his organic and often abstract work, Maison Métamose creates tattoos that curve around the body in a Chagall-esque dance of poetry and prose. An authentic appeal to the deepest desires and reactions within, Maison Métamose pulls the most human aspects of our natures out and embraces them in an emotive, ritualistic fluidity. In this interview he talks more about the influences, motivations, and philosophies of his oeuvre. 

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What is your artistic background? How did you become a tattoo artist?

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How did you develop your style? Who are the artists you admire?

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Your practice includes aspects of poetry, improv, photography, etc. How do you bring them together so gracefully? What is the process like to get a tattoo from you?

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How do you think your culture has affected your work? What is the Paris tattoo scene like?

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You do a lot of large, full body pieces. How does it feel to have clients that completely trust your vision? What is your philosophy behind creating tattoos?

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Writing is a huge part of your process. Your IG bio includes the words: “chaos by finesse, to defend your beauty” and I love the idea that your tattoos are like delicate traces of armor. Can you tell us more about the poetry behind your tattoos?

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Do you have any projects, collabs, guest spots, etc. coming up that you’d like to share?

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Justine Morrow
Written byJustine Morrow

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