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Tattoos are a lifelong commitment to a piece of art, the culmination of a singular collaboration. It starts as an idea or an itch from a collector and then goes through the filter of an artist and what comes out is truly unique. It’s the reflection of a process, a moment, an artist and a collector.

The world of tattoos is where I have been for the past few months. Taking a little hiatus from writing microfiction. I joined forces with Alexx Henry Studios to produce the first ever 3D digital tattoo magazine: Art and Skin.

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Needless to say, it has been quite a journey. And each tattoo in the magazine has its own special story. The most exciting thing about Art and Skin aside from the visual element is the way it re-envisions editorial for the digital age. I never liked reading on an iPad or Kindle because I love the feel of a book in my hands. The ability to leaf through pages has always been part of that experience. But this app shifts that experience entirely. It was actually produced using a game engine and it uses the technology to cultivate the experience rather than ports over something that already works in hard copy form to something that, in my opinion, is less successful.

The app will be on the app store soon and has really gorgeous imagery and tons of content to find, from details on tattoos, to articles to interactive studio spaces. Please check it out here if you have a chance. It’s something we’re all really proud of and we are hoping it will be a source of inspiration for many of you.


Featured in the images above are: Kristen Leanne and Matt Menzer