Pena ‘Painajainen’

I’ve always thought tattoos are a great form of art. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been listening to both rap and metal music where being tattooed is part of the imagery. When I was in junior high, I used to hang out with tattooed friends who were a couple of years older than … Continue reading Pena ‘Painajainen’

Artist in Spotlight: Annika Koivukorpi

I went to study theatre nine years ago right after comprehensive school. There I got the idea that one day I’d become a tattoo artist. When I told my friend about it, she burst into laughter and after that, the idea was never brought up again. I’ve been drawing and painting since I was little, … Continue reading Artist in Spotlight: Annika Koivukorpi


I was 18 years old when I got my first tattoo. I wanted to have something quite small, so I took this little image on my wrist. It’s from the solo album of a Japanese artist called Hyde. He’s also the vocalist of a Japanese rock band, L’Arc~en~Ciel. He said that this album, Roentgen, was […]