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Filip Leu tattooing at the Mondial du Tatouage.
If it weren't for our hanging at our hometown NYC Tattoo Convention last weekend, we would have been in attendance at the much-anticipated Mondial du Tatouage in Paris, organized by the inimitable Tin Tin and Piero. Over 300 artists from around the globe gathered at the "Grand Hall de la Villette," once a slaughterhouse and now a cultural center. Seems fitting for three days of art and blood. And there was a lot of it, with an estimated whopping 30,000 visitors!
I was following the scene on Instagram via #mondialdutatouage and via photos posted to the convention's Facebook page, but there are also some other wonderful photo features across the web for your viewing pleasure. Here are some links:
Fashion's fabulous bad boy Jean Paul Gaultier has translated his passion for tattoos in a variety of media -- from his numerous body art-inspired fashion collections (like his Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection) to his own skin, tattooed by the infamous Tin Tin Tatouage in Paris.
Now, he's brought the cool to Coca Cola with his third limited edition Diet Coke bottle, aptly named "Tattoo." According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bottles are now available in nine European countries, but not yet in the US. As for the cost, HR says, "Oddly, we can find no mention about how much these limited edition bottles cost. Guess it's like that old saying, 'If you have to ask....'"
Parisian photographer, Julien Lachaussee, spent six years shooting tattoo artists and collectors from all walks of life, and the result of his work is now culminating in a limited edition art book entitled Alive: Tattoo Portraits published by Editions Eyrolles.
Alive is comprised of 146 portraits in color and black & white, and in Polaroid and analog photography. Subjects include body builders, strippers and a number of tattoo artists including Laura Satana, Lea Nahon, and Tin Tin (shown below) who also wrote the foreword.
Julien and Eyrolles have launched a pre-sale special of the book on Ulule. Those who order the book on Ulule within the next 19 days will receive Alive (in its designer box) and a signed and numbered print. Fund raising through Ulule will go towards offsetting the printing costs, but the goal of 45 sales must be met.
You can pre-order Alive for 160 Euros for its November release date. Also find more of Julien's work in Sang Bleu and Inked magazines among others.