Vagabond; Life of Modern Tattoo Artists

Vagabond; Life of Modern Tattoo Artists
May 27
16:48 2018

Vagabond; Travels, Tattooing and Experiencing Life:

The life of a vagabond. It might not be to the extent of being homeless, in most cases. But despite all the rules and regulations countries are putting into place today, tattoo artists seem to be travelling more than ever. It almost seems like a right of passage, getting to guest spot somewhere, especially if it is in another country. Of course there is a lot more to it than that. One cannot help but be envious of tattoo artists with what some of them get to experience.

Often their travels are heavily based on the friendships they have made along the way. Going around to conventions around the world first, then later travelling to guest spot in the studios of artists you have befriended. It is all about mutual respect and admiration. Often an artist can almost get by without much money at all, earning a living as they travel and enjoying the hospitality of the friends they visit and live with. Of course they would be expected to extent the same curtsy, if the people they visited, come to visit their studio (should they have one).

It is something beautiful, the life of the vagabond, that some tattoo artists still enjoy to this day. Meeting people and seeing the world. All build on the friendships they have made and the level and popularity of their skills. Of course it is not all a fairy-tale, but one can’t help but romanticize it a little, when you look at it from the sidelines.

I at least feel a little jealous of them, not that I want to see the whole world, but still…

Should you want to read more of my thoughts and about me, please go check out my instagram @Tattoo_logia or my website;, or you can just keep an eye out for my work here on the always awesome

About Author



Mads W. K. Masters of science in Sociology (Cand. Scient. Soc.), from the University of Copenhagen, who specializes in embodiment sociology, but especially in tattoos and tattoo culture etc.

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