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Meet Miss Nico!

April 12th, 2010 by

Without a doubt, Berlin, Germany is one of the coolest cities that you’ll find anywhere in the world.  At times the city feels like a living, breathing art gallery, housing some of the greatest artists working today in numerous mediums.  So, it should come as no surprise that included amongst this lengthy list of artists are numerous tattooers and that amongst these tattooers is a great talent by the name of Miss Nico.

I only recently discovered Miss Nico’s work, after finding out how to say tattoo in German (Tätowierung, for those of you who care). I began checking the web for some cool German tattoo artists.  Miss Nico was one of the first that popped up.  Fortunately, you don’t need to know how to speak or read German to check out her often stunning work.  And for what it’s worth, Miss Nico’s headquarters – Berlin’s very own AllStyle Tattoo, has a website that can be transferred to English, just in case you wanted to learn a little bit about the place.

Nico originally moved to Berlin to study Fine Art Painting, but this ultimately didn’t satisfy her, as she felt that she did not fit in to the mould that artists of that particular time and style were being herded into.  In 1993, after tattooing herself, Nico began moving into the world of tattoo.  She tattoos free hand as well as with stencils and will refuse costumers if she feels the art that they want from her is merely a repetition of something she’s previously done.  Some might consider this picky, but I certainly don’t.  An artist sets their boundaries and works within those boundaries to challenge themselves and their art.  The fact that Miss Nico’s waiting list is between 1-2 years certainly testifies to the fact that her work is in high demand.  And little wonder, Nico’s pieces are often huge, highly detailed and filled with life.  She does a mean black and grey, too.

Take a peek at what Miss Nico’s got going on.

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