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Innovation in Tattoo with Amanda Wachob

 

 

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Amanda Wachob is a Brooklyn-based artist who is internationally known for her innovative work with the tattoo medium. She has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and has been a contributor on National Public Radio and the BBC. The most recent publications of her work include the books Forever Blue and Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo. Through her experimental tattoo work, Amanda Wachob has been pushing the boundaries of what make a tattoo a fine art. Wachob approaches tattooing in a progressive way, by considering the tattoo gun as a tool similar to paint and paintbrushes.  Her highly recognizable abstract works have been widely celebrated online and in print.

"So much tattoo imagery has been repeated over and over again, I was interested in trying to find ways to evolve it. To play with color theory and see if shapes and forms could actually communicate something for than, say, a panther. I feel like people should have more options for something that is supposed to be so unique and personal." -Amanda Wachob

 

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