Yann Black

Yann Black Ink Butter, Montreal
Black quit art school to start tattooing full time. Inspired by 1970s comic books and animation movies, especially Le Roi et l’Oiseau by Paul Grimault and Jacques Prévert, his work can seem haphazard in its departure from standard techniques. He takes only one client a day at his Montreal studio, Ink Butter.

Black says his clients are on the older end (30 to 40 years old) and typically aren’t ink addicts. "They’re usually people who are not really interested in tattoo but see my art (which is not conventional) and become intrigued."

Yann Black from Forever, Copyright Gestalten 2012