Author: Anna Codrea-Rado (Anna Codrea-Rado)

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Dragonfly and Russell

Many of Dragonfly’s tattoos, including the ones on her face, were done using the “ta moko” hand tapping method. The skin is pierced with a small tool before inserting the ink. Dragonfly, 39, had already tattooed the stars on her chin herself when she met a Maori tattoo artist named Inia. She asked him to...


Tristan Fitch

Tristan Fitch, 40, was flipping through an archeology book when he came across an image that spoke to him and he knew instantly that he wanted it tattooed on him. Something “clicked” when he saw the griffin, a mythical creature with the body of lion and an eagle’s head and wings. He later discovered, after...