Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Art

Between the Gods and the Beasts… RUCO Tattoo Spotlight

Simone Ruco

“Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.” This quote from Egyptian philosopher Plotinus comes to my mind when I look at the work of Italian tattooist Ruco. He free hands the most beautiful and wild blackwork tattoos, imagery that looks straight out of a medieval manuscript. Beasts, demons and gods rendered in solid black ink screaming off of a skin canvas. Based out of Hard Work Tattoo in Rome, Ruco’s tattoos would be recognizable anywhere in the world they travel. Below is a collection of his most recent work posted via his Instagram, and he also has artwork for sale on his webstore here.

 

 

Work in progress. @hard_work_tattoo_roma

A post shared by Ruco (@ruco__) on

Going on with this project on Jaco. All freehand. @hard_work_tattoo_roma

A post shared by Ruco (@ruco__) on

Back-piece AVAILABLE. Progetto per schiena DISPONIBILE. rucoruco.info@gmail.com

A post shared by Ruco (@ruco__) on

Collaborative work with @al_boy_tattoo

A post shared by Ruco (@ruco__) on

 

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Dead Register
Advertisement
Relapse Nothing

If you like this post and want to see more, help keep us going!
  

Adam the Apostate
Sentient 112217
WickedWoman
Black Matter Mastering
Earsplit
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Film

From the early moments of listening to the new split from Italian post-rock bands RIAH and POSTVORTA, I’m utterly captivated. When I hit play...

Doom

One thing I love about the underground is the global collaboration and sense of community that bleeds from one country’s scene to the next....

Darkwave

I hit play on ASH CODE‘s new video for “Fear” and a shiver went down my spine. I hadn’t even laid eyes on the...

Art

These Italian adult comics for the discerning gentlemen were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Fumetti featured under-dressed women being menaced and molested by...