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A downwards spiraling materialistic vortex

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These last weeks I’ve been doing pretty much nothing else but looking for temporary appartments and trying to find a way to afford to build a new house. Been sitting up in the middle of the night designing floorplans, emailing for quotes, reading all kinds of technical guides about building shit…and so forth. It’s all so fucking frustrating and it feels like I’m everyday kicked back to status quo.

I sometimes feel like I’m stuck in a materialistic world spiraling downwards in a scary vortex and there is no escape, and no oxygen left to breath.
Fuck It’s like living in Truman Show!!

I need to get a tattoo to get this shit out of my system!! I actually think that this tattoo has been brewing for a few years now. I’m pretty sure which artist I want to make it as well!

Scott Versago turned an ugly piece of crap into a wonderful memorial portrait!

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I know I have seen the photo of the extremely sad piece of crap memorial tattoo a dozens of times on Facebook. And I know every time it got shared and re-posted I thought…”damn that is one butt ugly woman”! I never gave it a second thought that the customer behind the shared photo was a man that had a very sad story to tell, and wanted to get a memorial tattoo of his wife. When I read this story by Scott Versago I really felt that I’m in this project for all the right reasons. I need to help informing people all about the importance of doing good research on the tattoo artist! Because it’s when I see examples like this “before” image ,it litteraly makes ny skin crawl!

This is what Scott Versago wrote after he had made the cover up:

“I got to tackle the official “#1 worst portrait tattoo in the world” today. I’m sure you’ve all seen it a million times online, as had I. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this guy walked in and showed me this project. I think my jaw literally hit the floor. He went on to tell me the story behind the portrait; He had just married his beautiful wife and not even three months afterwards she was killed in a horrible house fire accident leaving him to raise their three children alone. Shortly after he went to a local tattoo studio to memorialize his wife and was left with this abomination. He later returned to that studio for one more session, thinking that perhaps “he had done something wrong in the healing of the tattoo” and they butchered it even more the second time. Finally, he drove all the way to my studio, Empire Ink, just to meet me and to see what his options were. Touched by his story, I gifted the entire project to him for free. Now he has closure and I have an amazing story to add to my portfolio!”- Scott Versago

That is why you should book professional tattoo artists!!

Tommy Lee Wendtner

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Tommy Lee Wendtner is one of the most innovative and brilliant surrealistic/realistic horror tattoo artists in the world. His characteristic style and technique brings mind blowing fantasy creatures with texture and details you’ve never seen before.

You can look at some sample images of his incredible realistic tattoo work. There is also info and links to various sites where you can find out more about the artist.

Line Marielle Kloosterman

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LineMarielleLine Marielle Kloosterman is a 20 year old tattoo artist working at Iron & Ink studio in Vejle, Denmark. She is a true wonder talent in the realistic tattoo genre. Working as an apprentice at the Iron & Ink studio more than roughly ONE year, and she is allready kicking some serious ass in the business.

Both her realistic black & grey and color work is way up there among some of the best. A lot of her work can easily be compared with other far more renowned tattoo artists in the world who has been working for 10-15 years! So rest assure…this woman has got some crazy tattooing skills and she will be definitely be someone to count on in the future on the big scene.

George Mavridis

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George Mavridis was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki where he lives up to today. At the age of 18 he began tattooing as an amateur, applying graffiti skills that he earned from his experience. In Piraeus at the year of 1999, he establishes his first tattoo studio.

…but the urge to make a new one in the heart of Thessaloniki makes him move on after seven months. In 2007 after a successful career of 8 years of non stop tattooing at Mitropoleos Str. 78 he moves to a much bigger and stylish studio at Georgiou Theohari Str. 5-7 where he is based now with his Tattooligans team.

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