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Invisible meanings: an interview with tattoo artist Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

It’s the best feeling when I discover a tattoo artist who is doing something unbelievably creative. Art was designed to think outside of the box and Olivier Poinsignon‘s tattoos do just that, and more.

“I focus on an organic and collaborative design process,” he told Inkluded. “By listening to my clients, I conceptualise stories, emotions and ideas into a one-of-a-kind tattoo. Each piece is unique because it is inspired by the clients themselves.”

Art by Olivier Poinsignon

Art by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Based in Chamalières, France, Olivier’s abstract, dark designs portray the chaotic and unruly nature of art itself. Each piece of work more crazy than the last, he aims to create pieces that are philosophical about tattooing.

“I’m a draftsman before I’m a tattooer,” he continues. “I try to play on graphic ambiguities, to leave it up for interpretation. Tattoos serve to communicate, to entertain, to change what it means to be alive. And, in a way, tattoos also do nothing at all.”

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

As a reflective blogger, I’m always looking at tattoos with a deep perspective – considering their importance and exploring the meanings they have to their cheap viagra online europe clients. Similarly pensive about tattooing and art, I could listen to Olivier talk about tattoos all day…

“Tattoos are not just a way to tell autobiographies for our own satisfaction. With tattooing, we have the chance to create something much greater than ourselves. We can engage other people in conversation. We can provoke and start controversy. We can inspire ourselves and others with the daily experience of a moving work of art.”

Tattoo and art by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo and art by Olivier Poinsignon

This artist reminds me of an important message. Tattoos are not just physical objects that hold an aesthetic form, they harbour beautiful invisible meanings and philosophies beneath their intricate surfaces. Through tattooists like Olivier, we as writers can bring light to those stories beneath the surface.

Follow Olivier on Instagram for more original artworks.

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

A whale tattoo that wraps the body

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

An abstract sleeve tattoo

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

LIVE tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

The paint splash details are so unique

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Back tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

Tattoo by Olivier Poinsignon

A full arm sleeve tattoo made from shapes and lines

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  1. Heya Beccy, nice highlight of an artist who we like a lot at Color My Skin. He likes to write, to experiment, obviously he wants to take tattooing in new direction. I think it’s great that young tattoo artists try different stuff, instead of chaining japanese bodysuit. Sidenode : his latest experimentation cost him his stand at upcoming “mondial du tatouage” 🙁

    For those of you who understand french, we made a live with him a few months ago. https://www.facebook.com/colormyskinitw/videos/2091118427780707/

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