Mysterious yet fascinating markings. While long marginalized in western culture, since the 90s, tattoos have really witnessed a resurgence. Whether a gigantic design that sprawls over the back or a single playful word at the hollow of the wrist like an indelible jewel, they tell a truly personal story, etched into the skin. I have always loved the idea of a mise en abyme – especially the notion of extending a tattoo with a new element, that of crystal. Matte black ink meets Swarovski sparkle, a true collision of worlds. A sensory experience that you can continue by visiting the “Tatoueurs, Tatoués” exhibition at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, which runs until October 15.
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