With nearly twenty-five years of experience documenting the arts, Adriana de Barros, also known as “The Tattoo Journalist,” is a Portuguese-Canadian writer, historian, and photographer.

De Barros is the founder and editor of Scene360, an online magazine (with annual print editions) that focuses on preserving tattoo history and featuring legendary and emerging artists. Scene360 was recognized as the “Best Art” initiative at the Webby Awards in 2015.

Her writing has appeared in Tattoo Kulture, Skin Art, Total Tattoo, Tattoo Life, Skin & Ink, Reinventing The Tattoo, Inked, Tattoo Revue, Inkers, Skin Deep, Raking Light Projects, and Orion Publishing Group, and more.

Interviewing

interview with Fibs

A discussion with “Shape-and Motion” Tattooist Fibs

Kari Barba on Tattoos for Women Magazine

An interview with the Tattoo Queen—Legend Kari Barba

Shane tan's bodysuits

A talk with Singaporean Shane Tan about his incredible bodysuits

Freddy Negrete in tattoo kulture

An interview with black-and-grey tattoo legend Freddy Negrete

Paul Booth portrait by Paolo Duran

Paul Booth in a forthcoming interview with Gore magazine

Q&A with American legend Charlie Cartwright for Total Tattoo magazine

Featured Artists:

Pinky Yun
Charlie Cartwright
Filip Leu
Jack Rudy
Freddy Negrete
Madame Chinchilla
Fip Buchanan
Junii
Kari Barba
Freddy Corbin
Paul Booth
Chris Garver
Shane Tan


Henning Jørgensen
Eddy Reyes Sr
Takahiro Kitamura
Gerhard Wiesbeck
Kenji Alucky
Jeff Croci
Mike Cole
Cindy Maxwell
Carlos Torres
Gakkin
Nissaco
Julian Siebert
Dansin
Teresa Sharpe
Mo Ganji
Chaim Machlev
Xoil
Paul Talbot
Brücius
Hanumantra
Noon
Ami James
Norm Love Letters
Gordoletters
Michela Bottin
Mirko Sata
Alexis Vaatete
Nikko Hurtado
Ryan A. Malarkey
Tommy Montoya
Michael Taguet
Yanina Viland
Lewisink
Yashka Steiner
Sewp

Oozy
Mark Clifford
Jimmy Shy
Brando Chiesa
Oscar Hove
Mr K
Silvano Fiato
Adriaan Machete
Otto D’Ambra
Woohwa
Kirk Nilsen
Makoto Chi
Ilya Cascad
Alexandre Abreu
PittaKKM
Ilya Kuznetsov
Filip Henningsson
Alberto Solposto
Jehoo
Rit Kit
Kiwa
Julim Rosa
Jingxi
Mauro Amaral
Jelle Poksflok
Ivana Belakova
Frederico Rabelo
Daniela Sagel
Ian Damien
El Nawal
Kimria
Delphin Musquet
Yelselogy
Noko

Photography

Photoshoot of Freddy Corbin at Temple Tattoo studio in Oakland

Tattooist Michela Bottin at the Golden State Expo

Event Photography at Seventh Son’s Art Show

Nighttime shot of 111 Minna Gallery

Book Reviews

Releases & Booklets

The creation of the press release for Raking Light Projects’ “Deity”

The creation of the press release for Raking Light Projects’ “Deity”

tattoo playing cards

Laurence King’s Playing Cards Booklet Tattoo History Writing