The parallel universe of Milanese artist ( of German origin ) Anna Neudecker aka ”La Bigotta” ( nickname that means the ppposite of just what she depicts ), it is populated by strange characters, which reminds Grandville and John Tenniel’s illustrations. In her artworks La Bigotta reveals a romantic soul and a love for vintage spirit, mixing modernity with Victorian era style, minimalism and gothic charm making every tattoo a unique piece. The artist says: “owning something unique is more romantic: when I tattoo a subject will belong only to that person”, she explains, “just like the vintage collectibles that I like to find in flea markets”.
Her original Kafkesque characters have also captured the fashion world, such as the eclectic designer Jil Sander, who was completely fascinated by her works, proposing to collaborate in the creation of a leather bag, subsequently sold in a charity auction in New York. La Bigotta, thanks to its peculiarity, is one of the most famous and sought after tattoo artist.
written by: cinzia maffei | fooldot
Imperfection, nothing in this world is perfect, everything has some good and weak points. This also applies to tattoos, when armature artists try to copy some famous tattoos and they fail so badly. Some tattoos are made with feelings and they have some heart touching stories behind them, that’s why the copycats don’t catch the intention of original artists. Here are some of the hilariously bad tattoos by inexperienced artists who didn’t even had no idea what they were intended to draw.
Over recent years the popularity of tattoos and ‘getting inked’ has increased massively. Alan Powdrill life’s passion is photography, especially undertaking personal projects. COVERED is a project very dear to his heart. To find the amazing people, photographed in COVERED, he went to tattoo fairs, used social media or asked people he met on the street. He then photographed them where they lived, often travelling hundreds of miles around the UK for the portraits. Each person was given a questionnaire about their skin art and asked how they feel about it now and how they might in the future. Their stories were amazing with a very common thread coming from most of them, a serious passion for their ink !
All images © Alan Powdrill
Joanna Świrska a.k.a.Dżo Lama is a tattoo artist based in Wroclaw, Poland. Her striking tattoos is an eclectic mix of psychedelic and nature art. Every piece is fully designed by her. In the collection she takes care of the details, which will surely please our eyes. Follow her work on Instagram and Facebook.
Erotic henna is a new form of art that celebrates the fememine body, highliting the natural beauty of women, usually done around the chest, belly, legs and back, it became popular when the work of the russian henna artist Mary Ginkas became viral on social media, here’s a link to her Instagram so you can check her stunning work.