Our friends over at R2-KT are celebrating the artists of the galaxy, shining a light on their work during these tough times which has seen conventions cancelled and postponed and their main revenue streams cut off as other matters take precedence. Every day through out June, R2-KT will focus on a talented artist of the galaxy, and today we take a look at Piero Bockos.
“Me and my brother have ALWAYS been fans. I’m old enough to have managed to play with the Kenner figures, and have memories of watching ROTJ at a theater. Even during the “dark times”, we would get our hands on anything Star Wars including books and comics. In the late 90s we started contributing to the biggest Italian fan site at the time with comic strips we created. That, collecting and costumes helped keep Star Wars alive for us. The Saga influenced our career choice, since both of us became designers. When I switched to tattooing I discovered the world of SW tattoos, and the book The Force in the Flesh (first published book about Star Wars body art). Thanks to my buddy Jeremiah McCabe I found my new tattoo family in the Ink Fusion team! A bunch of likely minded geek tattooers who cared about each other and went crazy over pop culture tattoos! Marc Draven took me in and invited me to my first join Star Wars Celebration as LFL licensed tattoo artists. Dream. Come. True!
Today I’m lucky enough to have a whole lot of my tattoo work focused on Star Wars.
I’m fascinated with the ‘used’ look and the design of props and costumes of a galaxy far, far away, such a rich universe, I think I could keep tattooing Star Wars forever!”
Facebook: Piero Tat-twin
- Hardcover Book
- Dickinson, Seth (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 400 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)