When filmmaker Claudio Marino asked us to sponsor his beautiful documentary about legendary tattoo artist Little Swastika, Ink, Blood and Spirit, we were honored. Little Swastika may be a controversial subject because of his reappropriation of the swastika as a symbol of peace, luck and harmony and not as representative of a dark time in history, but we appreciate this point of view and have so much respect for his artistry with ink and gun. He has a completely unique style, using human skin as a canvas to be painted with his inks, using patterns and blocks of color rather than self-contained pictures, and even completing mural projects across several people. Claudio’s documentary explores his life and his creativity in a moving way, bringing us closer to this influential skin artist with stunning cinematography and by allowing Little Swastika to tell his own story. Ink, Blood and Spirit will be screening starting April 25th with dates so far in Sweden, Belgium, Latvia, the U.S., Finland and the Czech Republic (see dates below). Stay tuned for updates on the IBAS Facebook page and if you are able to, head out to one of the screenings – take our word for it, this is a documentary that any of our readers will love!