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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Finest known" Aboriginal West Australian Kimberly Shield offered at Mossgren Auction

Hot News!! Thank to the Australian Financial Review and to Peter Fish for a great article highlighting one of many of my finest pieces from my private collection up for sale at Mossgreen on the 20th May 2015. I have had great pleasure enjoying it daily for some time now and it's time to share this gem, the "Finest Known" West Australian North Kimberly Shield also known as iwinu or jinyen as mentioned by another authority, Kimberley art specialist, anthropologist and author Kim Akerman, says it's one of the finest known.
 This shield is very well suited in a display in an institution or museum for everyone to enjoy. It's a Monumental, Extraordinary and Important Ceremonial Shield.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Japanese clouds and cherry blossom tattoo

Clouds and Cherry Blossom (Sakura) flowers.
Grazie a tutti Eugenio!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Freehand Hand Tattoos

In progress, a new Inspired Polynesian tattoo sleeve. All freehand traditional hand tattoo done by Marc Pinto at Primitive Tattoo Studio, Perth.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A learning day a week!

Always set time aside for learning, research and strategies. 

Today after a long session of entrepreneurial learning, time chill with the family and unwind with a nice bottle Chianti Montecchio from S.Donato in Poggio, Firenze. Recommended!! 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

My tools.

My favorite Japanese traditional tebori hand tattooing tools,sumi ink stick and Sakura grinding stone. This is the premium sumi. Had this tested. This sumi and grinding stone pair has the finest and most consistent molecular structure of all other traditional and conventional tattoo inks on the market today. The Japanese know their quality!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thank you for the skill!

When I started tattooing in late '97, it was only with handtools... Till today, I am so grateful for this traditional Japanese tebori tattooing skill given to me from @horihirojapan in 2002 信頼と真の友情と知識の尊重と名誉といつも思います。 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Color over black!

Color Japanese tattoo line work over full black sleeve! Snake and chrysanthemums. Done by Marc Pinto - Primitive Tattoo