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Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Choice of Tattoo Inks and Machine

Been using this Tips , and Inks from John Montgomery and the Superb Inkjecta from Chris Cashmore and Byron Drechsler
Simply Awesome!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Owl Tattoo

I enjoyed doing this tattoo on Nicholas when I visited Singapore last week. Used Alla Prima Inks with the famous Inkjecta Machine.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hanya Mask and Cherry Blossom

I recently did this piece, it is yet to be finished, a Hanya and Cherry Blossom, a cover up piece.

The story is that she was once a beautiful woman who fell in love with a priest. Her unrequited love causes her to turn into a demon who expresses the fury of a woman overwhelmed by jealousy and anger.

Typically a hanya mask as used in kabuki theater and  as with any tattoo the meaning you place on it can be entirely personal.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Japanese Hand Tattooing

This is just an example of the work I am doing with the Japanese hand tools via Teburi Method.
Not only do this colors hold, they look vibrant but the also heal faster.
you may view all my other hand tattoo's in the tattoo shop or at
we are located on the corner of barrack and wellington street, Perth City Central, Western Australia

Friday, October 28, 2011

Polynesian Tattoo

I love doing this fine Polynesian styled tattoo's with ideas from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and surrounding area's like Marquesas and very seldom do I incorporate some Maori design within.

These are all done via Fine Line Hand tattoo and are all 100% freehand in the Perth studio or in Singapore at Marc Pinto's Primitive Tattoo

more images can be viewed on or on the website.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free Movie Invite

Primitive would like to invite you to new doco-film Fighting Fear,a film by Macario De Souza, we have a cinema to fill and seats are limited best of all it's FREE!! RSVP is essential to – but that is also on the invite.
This there this link has a preview to the film on it …have a look.

Peacock Tattoo

I recently did this tattoo of a peacock tattoo in Black and Grey On Deigo, really enjoyed the tattoo

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Japan's Earless Rabbit Sparks Worries About Radiation, Mutation


Dragon sleeve

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

custom drifter skateboard

just cut this and painted it.

Traditional Freehand hand tattoo

Did this on Simon - Cirque du Soliel - Saltimbanco

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tattoo featured in "Little Sparrows" The Movie

Now showing at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge
Little Sparrows, tattoo done by Marc Pinto

Friday, May 6, 2011

Traditional Hand Tattoo

Done on Vic of Cirque Du Soliel - Saltimbanco

My latest skateboard artwork

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My New Tattoo By Hori Hiro

My 2 dragons by Hori Hiro - Japan

Hanya - 100% traditional hand tattooing (teburi)

Hanya full back in progress 3rd session leaves.

see more images at
I recently met HoriKazu in Japan on my last visit.
Saw some of his traditional Bodysuit works.
Here's a book on it in english and provides loads of good info.
you can get it in most major bookstores

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Japan 2011

In my recent visit to japan...

will be posting more images soon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hanya by Teburi

Looking forward to doing more on this piece.. Full back Hanya by Teburi

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Toshiba Dual Screen W100

Toshiba's dualscreen laptop, the Toshiba Libretto W100 has dual 7" 1024 x 600 touch screen, along with a virtual keyboard. You may use one screen as the display and one as the keyboard.
Google it for more info.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Dylan @ Primitive

Dylan's deep in thought planning his next full back piece tattoo for next week.

Check out his portfolio!