Marco Manzo's TATTOO D'HAUTE COUTURE Exhibit
Presenting tattooing in the context of fine art and fashion, Marco Manzo of Tribal Tattoo Studio in Rome, presented his elegant ornamental backpieces and leg work at Museum Maxxi in an exhibit entitled "Tattoo D'Haute Couture."
Sponsored by BMW to present its latest motorcycle, Marco's most stunning clients, clothed in dresses by Maison Gattinoni, posed on the bikes and elevated platforms as works of art themselves before a crowd of onlookers and media.
There was plenty of media coverage (which you can see from Marco's Facebook page here), including this video from the show embedded below.
One article in Ansa, written in Italian (which I put through Google Translate), quotes Marco explaining how one of the most important features of his ornamental tattoo work is the emphasis on the curves of the silhouette, highlighting the beauty of the body, just like a custom-made suit from a top couturier.
Marco has been tattooing since 1992, and is recognized for his blackwork, whether it be strong bolder motifs or the more intricate embroidery-styled tattoos as presented in this exhibit. See more of Marco's work on his site, Facebook, and Instagram.