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06 Dmitriy Samohin
Randy Engelhard 16
22Alex De Pase
Freddy Negrete 34
42Mike DeMasi
Moni Marino 50
60Boris
George Mavridis 68
74Bob Tyrrell
London Reese 82
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Murran Billi 98
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Ink Slingers is quickly becoming the threshold for getting a
glimpse at the work of some of the worlds most talented tattoo
artists. However, even with that being tried and true, this issue will
undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest ever!
It was a cold February night down on NYCs Lower East Side
when I ran into Billy Burke as he was about to duck into one of the
citys newest speakeasies. "Hey, why dont you do a special issue
with all the artists we have signed up with INTENZE?" Billy asked.
However, before I could answer, he had a straight edge at my throat
and growled, "Maybe this will help make your decision?"
Okay, you know thats BS. We have been bugging Billy (and
James) for ages to help coordinate this epic issue. Well, just as we
suspected, we ended up with a murderers row of artists from all
over the world. This is some jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-
thumping work right hereand it spans from cover to cover.
Feast your eyes and satiate your ink thirst on the works of world-
renowned artists like Alex De Pase, Andy Engel, Bob Tyrrell, Boris,
Mike DeMasi, Randy Engelhard, George Mavridis, Billi Murran,
Moni Marino, London, Freddy Negrete, Kamil Mocet, and Dimitry
Samohin. Cmon, where have you seen a better collection of great
artists in any one magazine? AnswerNowhere!
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rguably the most proficient tattooist to come from the Ukraine, Dmitriy Samohin transforms the
human body into a breathing canvas. Religious motifs, wildlife, animation, and demonic imagery
challenge the eye to decipher art from the living when this native of Odessa puts ink to skin.
INK SLINGERS: Your ability to create realistic portraits on skin is almost unparalleled. Can
you talk about your artistic background and the training you underwent to become such a
proficient portrait tattooer?
Dmitriy Samohin: I am a self-taught artist whose skills come from years of practice and hard work.
My focus has always been tattooing, painting, and sketching. I learn through repetition, which is
where I gain experience. I feel strongly that mistakes made are lessons learned. My desire to
improve is always there. Portraits are the most difficult in any medium. I enjoy them because they
are complicated and difficult. That is why I like them the most. They challenge me
and that makes me focus and try harder.
You are an Intenze Artist. Can you talk about the work you have done with
Mario Barth and his ink company?
Intenze Ink is quality ink with lots of color varieties. It is my opinion that the ink
quality is superior. Intenze is the only ink I use for my tattoo work. Being associated
with Intenze is something I find of value in my career as an artist. Mario Barth and I
met during conventions. Moving into the future, I have a desire to remain working
with all the other Intenze artists. Its a great bunch of people who demand and pro-
duce quality work.
You are equally skilled in black and grey as well as color work. What do you
see as the advantages and challenges of working in color as opposed to black
and grey?
I like to work in color and in black and grey. Color work, however, is more difficult,
more complex, and takes more time than black and grey. The technique to apply color
work is totally different. Color work needs more healing time than black and grey.
People who know me see a theme in everything I do. I like challenges. Being able to
work with different pictures or designs, whether in color or in black and grey, is what
makes my work enjoyable. Mixing it up keeps it interesting. I like both, but need the
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change. I will always be trying new
things. Being able to do both helps
keep me a satisfied artist.
You have done some brilliant large
pieces and full back tattoos. Do you
get more fulfillment from working
on large-scale pieces or from having
to fit a lot of detail and shading into
a smaller piece?
The size of the piece does not make it
more or less enjoyable. I like the large
and small size pieces. As mentioned in
a previous question, it is change that is
important and keeps my work interest-
ing. Details can be made alive in every
piece. To express them in a tattoo,
small or large, is what I like to do. The
more detail, the better, whether small
or large.
CONTACT INFO:
Dmitriy Samohin
facebook.com/DmitriySamohin
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attooing for over 12 years, Germanys Randy Engelhard has established himself as a master of realism
in both Europe and the U.S. His bold, striking colors and line work make Randys pieces instantly iden-
tifiable, and have turned this artist into one of the most in-demand slingers on the American conven-
tion landscape.
INK SLINGERS: We see you at a lot of conventions. How has traveling and spending time with
other great artists made you a better tattooer?
Randy Engelhard: Conventions are great because of the competition; there is a constant compulsion to
get better and better. If I win a contest, there is a good feeling that comes with being the best artist
among other great artists.
How did you get hooked up with Mario Barth and the Intenze brand?
Im really pleased to be an Intenze Artist. For me, Intenze has the best colors and the
biggest selection of different colors. Im really thankful to be sponsored by Intenze and
my relationship with them is great.
You are well known for the amazing color work you do. What have you learned about
working in vibrant colors over the years that continues to help you grow as an artist?
Because of my journeys through the world, and all of the meetings Ive had with other
great artists, I am able to improve my techniques. And, the Intenze colors help me a lot
because of the many color tones of the inks.
How are things going at your Heaven Of Colours studio?
At our shop, everything is good. Everybody is happy to make beautiful tattoos every day. I
am very proud of the work we do at Heaven of Colours, and I want to invite everyone to
come out and see what Heaven of Colours is all about.
What is the best way to contact you for an appointment?
You can contact me, or any other artist at Heaven of Colours by going to our website.
You can email us any time youd like, and you can always call the shop to try and set
something up.
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CONTACT INFO:
Randy Engelhard
heavenofcolours.de/en/
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orn and raised in Italy, Alex De Pase has set many of the standards by which portrait
slingers are judged since the turn of the 21st Century. As a teacher of tattoo art, Alex is co-
founder of the World Wide Tattoo Conferencea traveling movement organized to educate
people about skin art, and advance the cause of tattooing to become recognized and accept-
ed as a true art form.
INK SLINGERS: There is a definite signature style to much of the work you do. How
would you best describe that style?
Alex De Pase: What Im looking for in my tattoos is to find the best realistic effect and
atmosphere, taking care of all the details. I keep researching to reach the right skin tone
when talking about portraits, of course, in order to achieve the most natural
and soft tone as possible. Also, I think there is a lot more to do in this style,
especially thinking about comparing tattoos to the other art forms like air-
brush or oil painting. There still is margin for improvement, and this is one
of the biggest things that makes me love the style Im trying to do. It makes
me stay in a sort of never-ending story where Im pushed to try to do some-
thing more.
How did you come to be an Intenze Artist? What is it about Intenze
products that made you choose to work with this ink line?
Becoming an Intenze Artist has been a real honor for me. I was asked about
two years ago, and I immediately took the chance to be part of this amazing
team. Nowadays the tattoo industry runs around the sponsorship, and it looks
like every artist is ready to accept any kind of product just to put the logo of
the brand on the banner at the convention, but to me this is not that. I choose
to be part of Intenze because I trust the products and Ive been using them for
a long time. The colors guarantee a perfect stability and Im sure about the
result long after it heals.
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CONTACT INFO:
Alex Depase
alexdepasetattoo.com
facebook.com/alexdepasetattoo
You have also worked as a teacher or instructor with newer
tattoo artists. What do you believe are the most important
things that a developing artist needs to know in order to
become successful in this business?
In my opinion, the real goal in this business is to be able to live as an
artist and be free to decide what piece of art you want to do. To get
to this point is not easy, but its possible. Studying, having the right
attitude and mentality is the key. I work also as a teacher and speak
at the World Wide Tattoo Conference, but I also keep on learning.
Im always interested in attending other artists seminars every time I
have the opportunity. The more you want, the more youll have.
Do you work American conventions? How can our readers find
out where you will be, and how they can lock down sessions with
you?
I normally work in the U.S. once or twice a year. Just follow me on
Facebook or check my website to know where and when my upcom-
ing dates are, then send me an email. I collect all of the requests, and
about a month before the shows, I choose the most interesting proj-
ect to work on. So stay tuned and be open-minded for cool ideas.
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he fine-line black-and-grey style of tattoo which originated in Californias penal system has
become one of the most prevalent styles in the world. Los Angeles, CA, artist Freddy Negrete
is credited for perfecting the timeless style, and bringing it from behind the bricks to the
entire world. During a stint in a juvenile detention center when he was 16-years-old, Negrete
was fascinated by all of the tattoos he saw on a fellow inmate. Although Negrete was already
tattooed with a full sleeve by the age of 12 he never really thought about picking up a tat-
too machine and attempting to master the art up to that point.
Armed with a homemade machine fashioned from cassette player motors, guitar strings and
batteries, the self-taught artist ventured into tattooing. Negrete was tattooing in there for three
years, and every day he was getting closer to perfecting his art.
After he was released, Negrete was tattooing out of his apartment. Word of
his work reached Jack Rudy who was working for Charlie Cartwright at Good
Time Charlies Tattooland in East L.A. At the time, there was a growing demand
for black and grey or prison style art in the area. Negretes opportunity came
when Ed Hardy bought the shop from Cartwright. Hardy hired young Negrete
to supply his skills in the popular prison style. The rest is history.
As an Intenze Artist, Negrete continues to deliver the style of tattooing often
dubbed as Chicano style that made him a legend in the industry. His fine
lines, coupled with his shading work, give the tattoos a more realistic, three-
dimensional effect, preventing the pieces from looking flat and boring. Negretes
art has been featured in countless publications and has even landed him gigs in
the Make-Up Departments of feature film productions such as Con Air (tattoo
designer), Blade (tattoo designer), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
(body makeup), and Blood In, Blood Out (tattoo designer). In the latter, he even
made an appearance on-camera. How badass is that?
Today, Negrete can be found tattooing at Mark Mahoneys Shamrock Social
Club in Hollywood, CA. You can call up the shop to make an appointment, or
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check out more of his work on his Instagram (@freddy_negrete).
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n exceptional portrait artist, Mike DeMasi feels most at home when working in the style of
realism. The California slinger lists Tony Olivas and Jack Rudy among his influences, and
DeMasi pays it forward by creating work that continues to inspire the latest generation of
artists who strive to match his skills and work ethic.
INK SLINGERS: You have a reputation for doing amazing portrait work. What would
you say is the key to mastering portraiture as a tattooer?
Mike DeMasi: I believe there are so many keys to mastering portraiture in tattooing. To be
completely honest, I dont believe I have mastered it yet. I always see things to improve on. I
guess when I believe Ive mastered it, its time to do something else. But some important keys
to touch on would be: onefinding the right picture; having a good reference is definitely cru-
cial to make the best tattoo. Twochoosing the right colors for the piece, and
knowing where to place those colors. Threeplacement of the portrait. This is
super important and often overlooked. Placing the portrait on the body can be
tricky, because unlike canvas or paper, the body is round and made of different
shapes and sizes. So when placing the piece on skin, we have to be careful not to
place it in an area where the piece will distort. Fourmake sure to pay extra
attention to the detail in the eyes. If these basic principles are followed, you
should be able to make successful portraits. Last but not least, trust the process!
Just believe in what youre doing.
You are an Intenze Artist. Can you talk about the work you have done with
Mario Barth and his ink company?
Its definitely no secret Mario (Barth) has been one of the biggest influences in
my career and personal life. Hes changed my life in many ways. Ive been work-
ing with Intenze for some time now, and every day I still feel more and more
honored to be part of the Intenze team. Mario has built an amazing Intenze fam-
ily, not just the artists representing the company, but all the amazing people
behind the scenes. I would consider some of these folks to be my best friends.
Together, myself and the Intenze team have developed my own ink sets, and I
couldnt be more proud. The first set thats out now is my color portrait set, 19
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Mike Demasi
artjunkiestattoos.com
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colors designed to help achieve a realistic color portrait. Some stuff we cant talk
about because, once again, Intenze is going to revolutionize the ink industry. But I
can tell you, Ive been working with a new set coming out soon. Its called the Flesh
Set, and the ink has been done for a while. Ive been working with it and pushing it
as far as I can, making changes here and there till we get it just right. Now Im
happy to say its right, and I couldnt be more proud of what we have created. Right
now, the design team and I are working on the packaging. We share the same
vision, and just want it to be perfect before we release it to the world.
As you mature as an artist, does it become harder or easier to stay inspired
and challenge yourself to grow?
Man, thats a tough one. Its definitely become harder instead of easier. Im fortunate
enough to have surrounded myself with people that inspire me on a daily basis, and
that definitely makes me grow as an artist. Some say Ive become a hermit and hide
under a rock, because I dont go out much anymore. But man, thats so far from the
truth. I feel like Ive never worked harder in my life. There are so many shows nowa-
days, but Im just picky about the ones I choose. Im constantly working on some-
thing and always trying to improve myself, not just artistically, but mentally and
physically as well. Its definitely not easy, but its worth it. Im definitely a family man,
and Im focused on my family first. They are my biggest inspiration.
What is the best way to contact you for an appointment?
You can find me at Art Junkies Tattoo in Hesperia, CA. Ask for Robin [laughs]!
Shes our shop manager.
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ith two decades of tattooing experience to her name, Monica (Moni) Marinos portrait and photo-
realism ink work have made jaws drop on five continents. Along with flawless skills, Monis flair
for highly imaginative takes on traditional themes have garnered the respect and admiration of
both seasoned collectors and her ink-slinging peers.
INK SLINGERS: If you had to pick one tattoo that you have done that best represents you
as an artist, what would that piece be?
Monica Marino: The tattoo Ive done that best represents me as a tattoo artist is the realistic por-
trait of a cat with a blue flower. Taking eight hours of work, this tattoo with the Intenze colors is
particularly studied in details, especially the spherical eye, which gives the tattoo a realistic effect.
As an Intenze Artist, can you talk about what benefits the Intenze ink line
brings to your tattoo work?
The use of Intenze colors is essential in my work. The infinite range of colors stim-
ulates my imagination and the desire to create a tattoo more and more beautiful
and detailed. The consistency of the colors is perfect and they allow you to work
with more ease and safety. The tattoos also heal with vivid and bright colors, and
they maintain their fresh look.
What do you rely on in the machines you use in order to attain the great
detail your work is known for?
The choice of the machine and the needles is essential to achieve extremely small
details. I work with the Cheyenne Hawk, the most accurate machine that I have
used until now. The great thing is that this machine does not need to be adjusted.
Its so easy.
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced in your career?
The biggest challenge I faced in my career is the one with myself. I dont ever think
that I have arrived at the destination; the challenge continues every time I start to
make a new tattoo. I always try to do even better than last time, and that is a con-
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CONTACT INFO:
Moni Marino
facebook.com/pages/MONI-MARINO-TATTOOARTIST/140946925977945
tinuous challenge. For me, tattooing is a process of continuous growth
without limits.
What is the best way for potential clients to get in touch with you?
I travel frequently to allow customers from other countries to be able to
be tattooed by me. When I have free time for appointments, I share my
e-mail address and new customers can write to contact me. I also always
inform through Instagram and Facebook the dates of my guest spots or
tattoo conventions which I participate in.
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any tattoo experts and journalists consider Boris of Hungary to be the all-around top
slinger on the international tattoo scene today. He is most noted for his fantasy and realism
work, and his clientele often travel across the globe to visit his shop in Austria or catch up
with him at one of his frequent convention bookings.
INK SLINGERS: You have become a master of many styles of tattooing. For you,
what has been the most challenging theme or style to master?
Boris: First of all, thank you for thinking of me this way. I really tried to find the style that
could satisfy my desire for challenges. I have found it in realism and fantasy.
How has using Intenze products contributed to the quality of the tattoo work you do?
Since I have been using Intenze since it appeared on the market, I could say that, compar-
ing it to other products on the market, it has helped me to work faster and
nicer. The inks also make tattooing technically easier. The richness, bright-
ness, and intensity of colors were also appealing. After using them for more
than a decade, I see they are also long-lasting.
We also see you at almost all of Mario Barths conventions. How would
you describe your working relationship with Mario and his team?
My relationship with Mario goes back to the 90s. I didnt know him personal-
ly yet; only his work was familiar to me. I considered him a great tattoo artist
and, since he founded Intenze, I see hes not only a professional as a tattoo
artist, but as a businessman. He gathered a very great team around him with
whom its not only easy, but also a pleasure to work.
Having accomplished as much as you have, how do you continue to
challenge yourself and grow as an artist?
Just like every artist, I also have periods when I focus on a certain thing. I
immerse myself in it and try to work with it the best way possible. Because I
do only tattooing as an art, I have one thing that keeps my mind occupiedit
is the flow of the human body. And, with its certain equalities, each person is
M
Article By T.K. Whelton
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CONTACT INFO:
BORIS
boristattoo.com
facebook.com/Boristattoo
instagram.com/Boristattoo
still very different, and this brings
variety into my work.
How can people find out what con-
ventions you will be attending, and
how can they set up appointments
with you?
The conventions I attend are regularly
posted on my website about six
months in advance. My Facebook and
Instagram sites show the actual con-
ventions where I participate. Those
who email me will be directed or/and
scheduled by my assistants. Since my
customers have been coming from all
over the world for ten years now,
appointment scheduling is also done
through email at
brstattoo@gmail.com.
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eorge Mavridis learned to tattoo as a teenager in Greece. Over a long and accomplished career,
Mavridis has become one of his homelands most successful artists and shop owners. His work falls
into classifications ranging from Biblical to erotic, and then there are pieces that defy any label at all.
The common threads in his tattooing are line work and shading that often help his art to walk the
line between two and three dimensions.
INK SLINGERS: I read where you described yourself as a man suffocated by art. Can you
explain that?
George Mavridis: I dont feel suffocated by art, I feel suffocated by people who stress me out, like
always asking for tattoos even if I dont have time. Anyway, I got used to it.
You are an Intenze artist. Can you talk about the work you have done with Mario
Barth and his ink company?
Something like a year ago, Intenze honored me by asking me to be one of their spon-
sored artists. It has been my honor because I believe that Intenze is a pioneer and top
company in ink. Although I dont have a lot of personal relations with Mario, I totally
believe that he is one of the strongest and most powerful people in the tattoo scene.
You are a self-taught tattooer. How would you say not getting traditional training
has aided you in developing your unique style as an artist?
I am a self-taught artist in general. I learned to paint on my own, and I am still
progressing.
One can see by your work that you have a very unique and vivid imagination.
What would you say have been some of your greatest influences as far as shap-
ing the style and imagery you create?
My life has been my biggest influence.
What is the best way to contact you for an appointment?
You can book through my personal fan page on Facebook. I dont have any specific
requirements apart from two things: I want both me and my clients to agree on the
tattoo that we are going to paint, and I want them to be kind, as I am as well.
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CONTACT INFO:
George Mavridis
facebook.com/tattooligans
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hances are if you are a regular attendee at the major U.S. and European conven-
tions, you have a Bob Tyrrell story to tell. To see this Motor City Master work
live and in person is a must-have experience for every ink fanatic. His portrait
works on skin and canvas are incredible to behold, and Tyrrell credits his per-
sonal ink line from Intenze for enabling him to achieve the shading, detail and
color combinations that are trademarks of his tattoo work.
At Mario Barths conventions youll find Tyrrell stationed with fellow legends
and Intenze Artists. Tyrrell always makes time to chat and take
photos with fans, collectors and admirers in between sessions, and
he never shies away from offering advice and tips to any up-and-
coming ink slingers.
Tyrrell names Paul Booth as his biggest artistic inspiration. His list
of influences, however, run the gamut from Jack Rudy and Filip
Leu, to Deano Cook and his father, Robert J. Tyrrell.
For those who are looking to make their dream of getting tattooed
by Bob Tyrrell come true, you can get his full guest spot and conven-
tion schedule at his official website. There is also an appointment
request page on the site to help you connect with Tyrrell while hes
on the road.
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CONTACT INFO:
Bob Tyrrell
bobtyrrell.com
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ondon Reese is a fast rising West Coast slinger with a fine arts background that helps keep him at the
top of his game as a tat artist. Anyone who has ever booked time with London knows that the end
result will be a one-of-a-kind piece of body art that is guaranteed to impress and is made to last.
INK SLINGERS: You spend a lot of time on the road at conventions and guest spots here and
abroad. How would you say that working on the road so much has contributed to your growth
as a tattooer?
London Reese: Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I find it very important to change my sur-
roundingsboth physical and mental. Environmental change is very freeing. It allows me to find new
inspiration and social interaction that I dont experience any other way. Doing conventions in various
locations, all over the nation and world, is incredibly enlightening and powerful.
Seeing the work of fellow artists in person, as opposed to on my computer monitor or
iPhone, is amazing. It allows me to see every detail and gradation with perfect and
untouched clarity. It pushes me to look at tattoos and art differently, which directly
influences my technique and attitude toward my art.
Aside from tattooing, you are very accomplished in other art mediums. Do you
believe that training in other art mediums has helped you develop as a tattoo
artist?
I have been drawing since I was two-years-old and have been dabbling in all sorts of
mediums ever since. More recently, Ive been enjoying oil painting and charcoal media. I
definitely see a connection between my drawing, painting, and tattooing. My color
schemes in each medium certainly reflect and influence each other. I think versatility is
important and Im always pushing myself so that all of my work is constantly progressing.
How did you get involved with the Intenze brand, and what has using Intenze
products brought to the art you put to skin?
Intenze ink was one of the first lines of pigment that I tried, years ago, and I fell in love
with it. It stood out early on compared to others I had tried prior. A friend and mentor,
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CONTACT INFO:
London reese
theartoflondon.com
Mike DeMasi, reintroduced me to the
brand and newer colors that had been
developed a couple years ago, and I fell
in love with it all over again. I have
noticed the fluidity of the pigment
allows me to smoothly and quickly
apply the color to skin. The results are
really what define the quality for me,
though. Clients come back with
brighter, smoother, and stronger tat-
toos. I love this stuff. I can achieve
visual effects and tones with Intenze
that I cannot with any other brand. I
stand proudly behind it.
Where is your home base now, and
how can people who want some
work get in touch with you?
I am now back home in Orange
County, working at Vatican Studios in
Lake Forest, California. The best way
to get in touch with me is to email us
at theartoflondon@gmail.com or call
the Vatican.
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ecognized as one of the most versatile and gifted tattooers in the body art scene in his native
Germany, Andy Engel is quickly becoming a world-renowned ink master. Constant touring on
the convention circuit and masterful ink work have enabled Engel to take his place among the
leading artists of the modern era.
INK SLINGERS: You are known for your mastery of many tattoo styles. However, which
styles of tattooing are you most drawn to as an artist?
Andy Engel: I like to work in every style, but my favorite is absolutely all kinds of realism, like
portraits, horror and skulls.
Is there a secret to being able to achieve that lifelike three-dimension and texture
that we find in much of your ink work? Or is it simply a matter of practice and
determination?
I just try to work as close as I can on the photo, and try to find a way to make
the tattoo look alive and not too clean.
For American collectors who want to get work from you, at what U.S. con-
ventions are we most likely to find you working?
I like the convention in New Jersey (Inked Out) a lot. Its so nice and so much
fun! I also like the Las Vegas show (Biggest Tattoo Show On Earth) as well as
the Hell City show in Ohio. But, I will definitely try to work more in the States
next year, and maybe some guest spots here and there.
As an Intenze Artist, what can you tell us about Intenze products and how
they contribute to the quality of your art?
I like all of the Intenze colors. Their colors make my life so much easier. The
healing is great and the color stays very good in the skin over many years. Also,
my Intenze color setI love to work with those colors, I especially love my flesh
tones and my mixing. Its just very easy to work with them. I can tell you that
my color work is much better since I began using Intenze colors.
You also do work with breast reconstruction art. How did you get into
that work, and what sense of fulfillment do you get from helping breast
cancer patients?
I got into that work because a woman asked me many times if I could help her
with that problem. So I did it, and the feeling I had as she was looking in the
mirror was amazing. She was so happy, and I was, too, because she had a really
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bad time with many surgeries. And now, she was happy after all
the bad times. It just feels great for me to help clients like her.
CONTACT INFO:
Andy Engel
andys-tattoo.com
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his native of St. Tropez, France, has been tattooing for over a decade. Although
Murran Billi is not one to shy away from color work, he has established himself as
one of Europes truest masters of the black-and-grey discipline. Murran says the best
way to describe his style is, Realism, while adding a renaissance touch in a modern
version.
In order to get the shading and boldness of his works in both black-and-grey and
color, Murran has worked long and hard with the brain trust at Intenze to develop
an ink line perfectly suited for the style for which this artist is best known.
When asked how he continues to expand his artistic horizons and
keep from resting on his laurels, Murran says he draws inspiration
from interactions with contemporaries. Jess Yen, Nikko Hurtado, Boris,
and Carlos Torres are among the artists within Murrans network
of influences.
When not occupying chairs across the world doing guest spots or
working conventions, Murran can be found turning out masterpieces
from his studio in Italy.
If a trip to Florence is in your plans, or if you would like to see what
conventions or shops where Murran is scheduled to appear, visit the
contact page at his official website.
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Murran Billi
murran.net/
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right, bold, exotic, erotic and brilliantly imaginative are some of the adjectives
most often used when ink freaks describe the work of Kamil Mocet. Gorgeous
female nudes, ferocious beasts, insects, creatures from beyond, and gore scenes
are among the themes for which Mocet is most famous.
The turning point in Mocets development as an artist came when he took an
apprenticeship early on with Robert Lypik Cracow (RobTattoo). Over their year
together, Mocet began to explore his special brand of tattooing. He also learned
to place a very strong emphasis on considering the bodys natural curves and
contours when designing a piece. Because of this, Mocets works on
skin have a very natural flow on the body, which enhances the beau-
ty and attraction of the piece.
When asked how he achieves the color separation that adds
dimension and lifelike texture to his skink art, Kamil Mocet
points to the inks he developed with the Intenze company. Mocet
credits the original ink line he helped develop for not only helping
him turn out attention-grabbing works of art on skin, but also for
allowing the pieces to maintain their integrity longer than it
would with most other ink brands.
Kamil Mocet mainly works out of his shop in London, but
American collectors are afforded the opportunity to schedule ses-
sions with this top tier slinger at U.S. expo appearances.
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Kamil Mocet
kamiltattoos.com
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