Interested in the culture and roots of tattoing in Europe, studying criminal tattos, sailors and circus charachters. 

Interviewing some of the pioneers of tattoing in Italy and the Netherlands, and talking to old tattoed men. 

I realized how important is the role of Self-simbolism in this culture, meaning the ability to represent in drawing facts, stories, personal events of someone's life. 


After this research I started creating my own symbols and drawings with the help of artist Oscar Rainbird-Chill and designed a 'private' piece of embroidered tapestry for display. 


The process of creating the symbols is the main actor in the process of tattoing and as well in this project. just like on the body, the drawings are shown on the textile, there to be displayed.