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Germany-born artist Etienne Steffen

is known through his traditional japanese tattooing - horimono. As an artist he strives to unite traditional art techniques and mediums which reflect the heart of the times. In this context he shifts in a neverending process of evolving todays tattoo art and pushing trough its borders. In performances like bluttiefdruck he wanders in the field of tension between his deep sense of tradition and his unabated interest for unexploited potential of current tattoo-art. His projects are meant to express his vision of art, uniting mediums such as

tattooing, drypoint and performance. //