Adriana de Barros is known professionally as The Tattoo Journalist.

She is a Portuguese-Canadian journalist and photographer with over two decades of experience covering fine arts and tattoos.

De Barros is the editor of Scene360 and the author of “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, Inkers, Tattoo Life, Skin & Ink, ReinventingTheTattoo, Inked, Tattoo Revue, Skin Deep, Ladies of Tattooing Worldwide, Tabu, Fet Erotica, and Gore Noir magazines.

Interviewing

Shane tan's bodysuits

A talk with Singaporean Shane Tan about his incredible bodysuits

An interview with Chicano tattoo legend Freddy Negrete at Shamrock

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

Cover Features

Featured Artists:

Charlie Cartwright
Henning Jørgensen
Freddy Negrete
Kari Barba
Freddy Corbin
Fip Buchanan
Takahiro Kitamura
Paul Booth
Chris Garver
Shane Tan
Mike Cole
Carlos Torres
Gakkin
Kenji Alucky


Gerhard Wiesbeck
Nissaco
Julian Siebert
Dansin
Teresa Sharpe
Mo Ganji
Chaim Machlev
Xoil
Paul Talbot
Brücius
Hanumantra
Noon
Mayonaize
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
Brando Chiesa

Oscar Hove
Mr K
Silvano Fiato
Otto D’Ambra
Kirk Nilsen
Makoto
Alle Tattoo
Ilya Cascad
Alexandre Abreu
Pitta
Filip Henningsson
Alberto Solposto
Jehoo
Rit Kit
Kiwa
Julim Rosa
Jingxi
Mauro Amaral
Jelle Poksflok
Ivana Belakova
Frederico Rabelo
Daniela Sagel
El Nawal
Kimria
Delphin Musquet
Dave Lao
Noko

Photography

A snapshot of tattooist Kylie Greene at the Sacramento super show

Tattooist Kylie Greene at the Capitol Tattoo Convention

Mayonaize, tattooing at Temple Tattoo in Oakland by The Tattoo Journalist

Photoshoot of Mayonaize at Temple Tattoo studio in Oakland

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


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