Alistair Carr – Nothing is Permanent except my tattoos

He wants to cover his body with tattoos, leaving a v in the front for his jacket to leave space to let the soul out. He said nothing in his life is permanent except for his tattoos.

a wow one

Tattoo artist turned iconic singer Frank Carter of The Gallows just got his skull tattooed by Ian Flower. Amazing! (Photography by Ian Flower)

good tattoos lately

a little miscellaneous…

Marianna by Rinzing

Patrick by Matt Lindsey

Asher of Miami by Mick, Dan Sinnes and others

Posk of “Buena Tinta”, Madrid, Spain

press review: daté

a nice interview between Cheong Kwon and me on the new issue of online magazine “daté.es”

Dash snow is dead

Dash Snow is dead
Dash Snow is dead
full stop

Stazione di Roma Ostiense: Viale delle Cave Ardeatine

During my last trip to Rome, it gave me a hell of a pleasant shock to discover Ostiense Station in its present state. See how the entire facade -made of Travertine marble by the way- is now surrounded, supported, protected, jailed, made up, decorated by those complex and beautiful metallic constructions!
I was astonished. I tried -in vain- to ask the people from the Ferrovie Dello Stato if the structures were temporary or meant to be permanent, supposed to prevent the building from collapsing or used so as to climb onto the roof… My questions might have been pretty naïve (and my French accent strong enough not to be taken seriously) but the sight of this impressive “neo-Roman” style architecture wearing jewellery was totally surrealist and captivating to me.
Doesn’t that make you want to be a jeweller?

Stazione di Roma Ostiense: Via Adolf Hitler

Roma Ostiense railway station is a train station in Piazza dei Partigiani serving the Ostia district of Rome, a short distance from the Porta San Paolo. To commemorate the forthcoming visit of Adolf Hitler to Rome in 1938, the station was built, replacing an existing rural rail station, with the aim of creating a monumental station to receive the German dictator in a decidedly “Roman” way. A new road was also built to connect the station with Porta San Paolo – this was initially named Via A. Hitler but, after the Second World War, it was renamed Viale delle Cave Ardeatine.
(By the way, Hitler’s visit to Rome is cinematically recreated in director Ettore Scola’s film Una giornata particolare, who also used archived news reel footage showing the actual meeting between Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Victor Emanuel III: it is really worth watching!)
The station was designed by the official designer for the Italian state railway company, Roberto Narducci. In addition to being built in the architectural style favored by Hitler, the design of the station’s marble facade was almost identical to that of the Italian pavilion at the 1942 Rome World’s Fair (a design never carried out due to the Second World War). The station building was inaugurated on October 28, 1940.
See how it the building looked like shorly after its completion: