Mortality and Sacred Snakes in the Tattoo Art of Joao Bosco

Joao Bosco is a tattoo artist who splits his time between London and Los Angeles. His dark fantasy imagery is influenced by both Japanese and American tattoo traditions, and he is well-known for it. A sample of his stunning snake tattoos are featured below, which are inspired by his affinity to the animal’s spiritual symbolism. He is also the founder of Tiger Sword, a book publisher that issued an art book called “Skulls, Snakes, and the Flower of Death” in 2017.

Joao’s art is a contemplative technique that acknowledges and tackles the inevitability of death by inscribing images of mortality onto skin. Keep an eye on his own Instagram account, as well as Tiger Sword’s, where he shares his growing range of activities in publishing, music production, and other areas.

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