Here we are back to our weekly column that aims a magnifying glass on the best Tattoo Artists of the Italian and international scene!
This week, in particular, we will introduce you to 3 artists from our beloved Peninsula, 2 of whom from Campania.
Because now a “needle on the skin“, is equivalent to a “brush on a white canvas”… and we at Wait know it well!
He should tattoo Queen Elizabeth…
Seriously, Andrea Lanzi, born in 1974, is known as Antikorpo!
A name, a legend; because his tattoos have literally been around the world and are appreciated internationally.
Born in Cremona, Andrea attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia and his career is divided between tattoos and art galleries.
He, in fact, unlike other Tattoers, is not limited to “decorating” people’s bodies, but is also quite established as a painter and sculptor.
The style speaks for itself: bright and lively colors, provocative images on the edge of the surreal.
Cartoons, movies, comics… everything about art seems to influence him.
We see rather disturbing images on his profile and it is impossible to look away, his trademark? The brain!
If you are in Milan, we can not but report that Andrea, together with a team of colleagues, has realized a project named Hive Tattoo Art Gallery, where you can admire his paintings and get tattooed, obviously at the right notice…
Welcome to the dark side.
A nice “leap into the void“, compared to the images we showed you earlier, was what it took to introduce you to El Nigro.
Marco, aka El Nigro, is a boy from Naples, born in 1982.
His drawings are macabre, did you notice?The truth is that they hide a melancholy and an existentialism that makes you shiver.
Cold death and BLACK, dominates his works of art so sadly beautiful.
In an interview for Tatto Magazine, Marco said:
I love cinema in general, any genre, but I have a soft spot for well-made horror films and black and white Italian neorealism. Vintage photographs are another great passion, from Victorian cabinet cards to daguerreotypes, to photos of the early twentieth century.
A few sentences to understand where the inspiration for his Tattooes comes from, although perhaps it was already clear.
When I first saw the IG profile of Lino Ozon, I admit I had some serious doubts… are they black and white photographs or tattoos?
The magician of realism, you have to admit it.
The bodies he tattoos are like white walls and it’s no accident!
Pasquale Cozzolino, San Giorgio a Cremano (NA), since 1993 is Ozon.
He was born as a writer, and for years he ventured in the creation of murals, until he met the tattoo machine and fell in love with it.
His favorite style is certainly realism in “black and grey”.
So, a bit like when he made his paintings on the buildings of the cities in the Neapolitan hinterland, today he draws on the bodies of people, making them living works of art.
If you liked this article, take a look at the 3 Tattoo Artist of last week!
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