Skin & Bone is a combination gallery and tattoo studio. The gallery will exhibit art and ethnographic handicrafts related to tattooing, while the studio will have Colin Dale tattooing alongside various guest artists throughout the year. Through his years of travelling and tattooing around the world Colin has had the pleasure to meet and work alongside a wide range of tattoo artists and experts working in ethnographic and other specialized styles. Amongst these friends, we have hand-tattooists from Borneo, Polynesia and Japan as well as some of the world's leading artists in Blackwork and Dotwork coming to visit. Check the homepage to see some of the work

Friday, 6 May 2011

Aman Durga Sipatiti is a Mentawai tattooist from the island Siberut in Indonesia. Durga is one of the new artists instrumental in spreading and continuing the traditional tattooing culture of Siberut and neighboring Borneo. Aside from the traditional hand tapping of his ancestors, Durga is also adept with a tattoo machine... tattooing images of deities, heros and other spiritual figures from Indonesian folklore. Bold Tribal or softer cultural designs, his work has to be seen J
Durga will be at Tattooing at Skin&Bone from the the 1st-9th of July
 You can also see documentaries of Durga’s work to hold the Mentawai tattooing culture alive here:

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