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.
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