Adriana de Barros, also known as “The Tattoo Journalist,” is a Portuguese-Canadian writer, historian, and photographer who has covered the arts for over two decades.
De Barros is the founding editor of Scene360, an online magazine specializing in tattoo documentation, and a Webby Award winner of the “Best Art” initiative in 2015. Despite her interest in painting and sculpture, she prefers to write about tattooing because this ancient practice is insufficiently documented; even modern tattooing is not always noted realistically, and it is vital to preserving its history.
De Barros is the author of the print series “Ta’too.” She has also written for Raking Light Projects, Orion Publishing Group, and other book publishers. In addition to Tattoo Kulture, Skin Art, Total Tattoo, Tattoo Life, Skin & Ink, Reinventing The Tattoo, Inked, Tattoo Revue, Inkers, Skin Deep, and Ladies of Tattooing Worldwide magazines.
A discussion with “Shape-and Motion” Tattooist Fibs
An interview with the Tattoo Queen—Legend Kari Barba
A talk with Singaporean Shane Tan about his incredible bodysuits
An interview with black-and-grey tattoo legend Freddy Negrete
Paul Booth in a forthcoming interview with Gore magazine
Q&A with American legend Charlie Cartwright for Total Tattoo magazine
Eddy Reyes Sr
Norm Love Letters
Ryan A. Malarkey