Last year I interviewed Claudia Ottaviani, aka Cloditta, and a couple of months ago I finally met her in person…to get tattooed by her!
Her bright eyes and her positive attitude really made me feel at ease. Her stories of travels and tattoos intrigued me and I really admire this woman for the dedition and love she has for life.
It was a lovely afternoon and I walked out of Area Industriale with a swollen ankle and a big smile on my face.
Upside Down Zine
Here I introduce my first publication on paper: Upside Down Zine.
‘Upside Down’ is a new Zine of little stories (22 stories from 22 different tattoo artists) and thoughts behind the tattoos on artists’ skin from all over the world.
I think you can understand a lot from what a tattoo artist has collected on his skin over the years: his values, his memories, his personal taste (some times so different from what he creates) and also his attitude to life.