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Liam Sparkes at AKA, Berlin

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Illustration, Interviews, Moving Images, Tattoos by Suzanne on September 9th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia


Portrait of Tattooist Liam Sparkes by Emily Hope - click to enlarge

Good people of Berlin! There's a Liam Sparkes exhibition opening in your beautiful town tonight. The reception takes place at AKA at Pflügerstrasse 6 in 12047 Berlin (map) and I'm not sure for how long the show will remain on view. In fact, I'm not even sure what's going to be exhibited. o_O


Tattoo by Liam Sparkes, picture BWified, tattoo monochrome - click to enlarge

But it's Liam's work so you know you won't be disappointed. If you're still in doubt, check out the extensive tattoo portfolio on his Flickr (early work on top, recent work on page 12). Personally, I'm very fond of his Bellmer tattoos.

Oh, and while you're at it, his Sleeping People series is also quite enlightening.


Tattoo by Liam Sparkes, picture BWified, tattoo monochrome - click to enlarge

Liam currently tattoos at Shangri-La Tattoo in London but he's clearly been around the block and also used to work at East River Tattoo in Brooklyn.


Tattoo by Liam Sparkes, picture BWified, tattoo monochrome - click to enlarge

Liam is also the world record holder for lighting the same cigarette as many times as humanly possible:

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