Text / Elodie Cabrera

Traditional by essence and subversive by nature, tattoos are a distinctive feature of marginal and exotic populations. It spread in every alternative community. Prisoners, whores, gangs, skaters, bikers, rap music singers, graffiti writers… Many artists from graffiti forged a style and built a name in the world of body tag, especially over the last 10 years. A love story that coincided with the growing popularity of these skin ornaments, long-lasting jewels, at least in this life. We met a couple of goldsmiths which career also took off with ink work.