Graffiti and and dreams of teaching art then fate struck this talented tattooist.

Sasha was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and has always loved to paint. It all began when he started drawing graffiti as a child. It was something that all the ‘cool’ kids were...

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Take care of your tattoo as told by your tattoo artist. But in case you forget here are some pointers.

General overview Days 1-6 – In the first few days, there will be swelling and redness that reduces gradually with each day. Scabbing begins to form over the area. Days 7-14 - Itching and...

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Joel Soos. From a travelling tattoo artist to Co-owner of Sanctum Tattoo, with 1000 tattoos in between.

Joel has never been good at having a ”job”, he says. Being part of somebody else’s structured nine-to-five environment was, for him, stressful enough to encourage him to take the...

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A mind constantly at work, creating skulls smoking flowers, and girls floating in space. This unpredictable blackwork is the art of Pastilliam.

The door here is already open. I can hear music playing, and people laughing. I am entering studio Nothing in the centre of Stockholm, and I find William, who is perhaps better known as Pastilliam,...

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Arvid talks laser pistols and how grateful he is when people choose to wear his tattoos for a lifetime

I am greeted by a smiling face accompanied by the low, yet energetic, sound of drum and bass emanating from the speakers in the studio. This is Black Book Tattoo in Östermalm, Stockholm, where...

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Just in. From London UK to Södermalm SE and happy to stay.

You will find her in the very heart of Södermalm, in Stockholm’s Infamous Tattoo parlour. I arrive and am immediately served tea by this happy, energetic person. And of course it’s tea she is serving; Paris Pamela South has just moved here from London.

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