Berlin-based tattooist Peter Aurisch creates these fantastic works of art directly onto the skin of his clients. Surreal worlds appear to be penciled on. A self-confessed tattoo-snob, I have to say that these images have changed my perspective on sketch work art, as well as effectivity in splendour and brilliance, of which is here evinced through the medium of skin.
Friends. Family. Choice. Tattoos. Beauty marks and freckles. You get the point. In the spirit of art, customization and individuality, getting inked up is a major part of my life. While I am not quite on Wiz or Weezy status with the tats, I definitely have a few pieces that I cherish. One is from Jondix, an amazing artist from Barcelona who makes Stateside cameos only a few times a year.
I usually am not the hugest fan of contemporary tattoo-related art, but I really like the energy and the intimacy Shawn Barber conveys with his portraits of heavily tattooed people. He really captures the sort of empowerment tattoos give the people who get them. I can’t wait until he does a portrait of Rick ‘Zombie Boy’ Genest.