“Compelled to examine this contemporary subculture, Bertucci traveled to various tattoo conventions in the United States and abroad, photographing women ages 19 to 59 both in her studio and on location. Here, Bertucci chooses to frame her subjects in simple, timeless poses that both formally accentuate the female figure and poetically delineate their illustrious tattoos. Bertucci’s imagery and execution can be referenced back to classical portrait paintings, yet contradicts the historical view of the ‘anonymous muse’ by including image titles that reveal a name, age and occupation. This incongruity renders a complex window through which the viewer’s perspective of time and era is blurred.”
Lina lives and works in New York City. She completed her M.F.A in photography at Pratt Institute in New York and received her B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin. Her photos have appeared in Vogue, Life, Entertainment Weekly, and The Village Voice.
Sandi was born in New Britain, Connecticut. After graduating in 1997 she made her way to Denver, Colorado. She is currently a tattoo artist at Kaze Gallery.
Women have always been the focus of most of her paintings. The beauty, flow and character of women have intrigued her for as long as she can remember. Sandi loves animals and incorporates them into her paintings on occasion.
Intenze kicks off their “Never Fade” video series featuring Mark Mahoney. Intenze will be honoring four people a year as “Never Fade” artists. The series will pay respect to the men and women who stood up to a world that wasnâ€™t always ready for the cultural shifts associated with tattooing.
Video directed by Billy Burke, shot by Michael Sterling Eaton and edited by Matt Johnson.
New York based artist Scott Campbell was recruited by Marc Jacobs (whom he tattoos) for the Louis Vuitton SS11 menswear presentation in Paris. Along with tattooing models with temporary LV logo neck tattoos, he also customized a number of leather bags.
Tim Hendricks is a second-generation artist. He was taught by his father, Don Hendricks, at a young age. Tim has been tattooing professionally since 1994. He got his start by tattooing local gang members in the neighborhood he grew up in during his mid-teens. Today Tim spends most of his time skateboarding and surfing. He’s also working on a couple of book projects involving pin-ups.
Tim was passed down the art of building hand made tattoo machines from his mentor â€“ Mr. Dan Dringenberg. Each one-off machine is carefully made to fit each artist. Every part on Tim’s machines are custom made. The coils are hand wound and every piece is hand crafted with precision, care and patience.