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Tattoos, for me, are not just to cover dull skin tones or trim the body’s contours with visual tricks. They also express your personality, your beliefs and the universe inside you. It is a presentation of both the tangible and abstract realms
 
As the designer and tailor I have to thoroughly understand my clients so they are able to express themselves through the forging of perfectly fitting compositions. These are highly personal creations, only the model and I truly comprehend this work. However if these pieces can evoke emotion and admiration in others this serves a higher purpose. They may then be categorized as unique, living works of art. My happiest moment is being able to share this with the world
 
Art facilitates the movement of abstract concepts into reality. Mediums for this have traditionally been inorganic matter, only tattoos are exhibited as permanent displays on the living bodies

The human body is perhaps the single most distinctive medium of all, every ‘canvas’ allowing for innovative portrayals. These works can only be carried when someone is ready to go through the process, dedicating a part of themselves. The physical body underneath the tattooed skin continues its daily function, its mandatory life-cycle. A person carries this art-skin out into the wider world – each becomes a living, moving exhibition. The art-skin can make its way from country to country and across the globe. This inspiring interaction between ink and the human body truly breathes life into this art form
 
Each piece changes, grows, ages and may eventually be buried with the body. For someone who genuinely appreciates the power of this art, in death, the tattoo should not remain subject to the mortal body. To separate this tattooed skin from the person allows the tattoo to be understood in its original form – as a work of art – a collectible that could be held for auction”