Hunting the Urban Primitive
(and recapturing the savage in us all)
Tattooing has fascinated mankind for over 8,000 years and as fashions change and fads fade away the primal allure of patterns on skin draws us back to the animal in us all. The tribal arm-band, facial tattooing, medicinal tattooing and marks of sexual prowess will all be discussed in this symposium from an ancient perspective through to modern times.
So grab your machete, bind up those puttees – we’re headed into the jungle….concrete that is…
About Paul Roe:
Paul is the owner and head artist of Britishink Tattoos in Washington DC, he has researched the vast field of tattooing for the last decade and written articles for the tattoo industry as well as being featured in The Washington Post, The Japan Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and various tattoo related magazines. He has appeared on National Public Radio and WIYY Radio Baltimore and is the tattoo consultant to the District of Columbia Board of Cosmetology and expert witness to the District of Columbia Public Defenders Office. His work can be viewed at www.britishinkdc.com.