HERMAN IX

Tattooer, based in Moscow.

© 2014 HERMAN IX
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The Russian Tattoo Tour

Ink master Herman IX and filmmaker Stepan Vetoshnikov take a cinematic tour along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

In 2015 he teamed up with the filmmaker Stepan Vetoshnikov, and they commenced their two-month long Russian Tattoo Tour. Lacking any sponsorship and spending only money Herman earned from his craft, the pair made it from Kaliningrad all the way to Vladivostok. The end result is an atmospheric video that blends together shots of vibrant urban environments, interviews with renowned tattoo artists from across the country and a gritty soundtrack by Moscow-based electronic producer Raumskaya. In addition to video, Herman created a book that contains the designs of all 94 tattoos he made while on tour. It is available for purchase via hermanixix@gmail.com.

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