Adriana de Barros, also known as “The Tattoo Journalist,” is a Portuguese-Canadian writer, art 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 chronicle tattooing because this ancient practice has historically experienced peaks and valleys. She is committed to educating and connecting this craft with more galleries and museums in an attempt for it to gain recognition and assist in its classification as fine art.
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 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
Norm Love Letters
Ryan A. Malarkey