My 13 year-long relationship with tattooing is ever evolving. Over the last few years, I've begun to see my work as a means of inner development. Tattooing is an incredibly demanding craft that requires patience, trust, and faith in the process. These are all qualities I’d like to develop in myself. Thereby, practicing them as part of my daily work is an opportunity to cultivate these qualities in such a way that they became part of every facet of my life.
Cultivating these qualities has also led to a willingness to focus on the process itself. This also requires vulnerability and an openness to the present moment. I find myself moving away from expectations of the future and turning a deaf ear to comparisons of the past, in order to find myself Here and Now.
So here I am. Making tattoos. Using work as soul craft.
Some recent photos of in progress work...
(All projects are instances in which I'm building new work into a tattoo that I completed years ago. There's something quite beautiful about the merging of the past into the present in order to create the future. Quite apropos.)
Last Light Tattoo Studio blog is run by Adam LoRusso - a tattoo artist and painter living north of Boston, MA. He is well-known for his black and grey tattoo style, and artistic explorations in oil paint and charcoal.