Brent McCown is an award winning Tafuga coming from New Zealand who specializes in Maori as well as traditional Samoan Tatau or hand tapping. Brent is one of the new generation pushing the traditional style and tools into the 21st Century and has been instrumental in developing hygenic tools that can be used in the traditional technique. As Brent says, "We're now working cleaner than the machinists". :-)
Brent has also pushed the traditional designs in new directions to share with a global community. Experimenting and mixing things up to give the designs an individual placement and look that so as not to offend any tribal affiliations while still staying true to the style.
Brent will be attending the Goth Ink Fest http://www.gothinkfest.se/ from the 31/8 - 2/9... but will be arriving a few days early to work at Skin&Bone
You can contact Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org or see more of his work at http://www.tattootatau.at/
Dmitri Babakhin from "Bang Bang Custom Tattoo" in St. Petersburg, Russia babakhin.com
Dmitry will be a guest artist at Skin&Bone for the weeks following the Goth Ink Fest 1-15 of September… so contact him immediately if you are thinking of a tattoo email@example.com 2 weeks only!!!