For no.22 in our 5×5 series I’ve chosen Osang Kwon. Working out of numerous shops on his travels. Osang does stark blackwork drawing inspiration from woodcuts and historical reference, alchemy and sacred geometry.
What are your 5 favourite images to tattoo?
Devils in purgatory’s history.
14th Century torture imagery
Your 5 favourite places to tattoo?
- Hiddenmoontattoo, Melbourne, Australia.
- Bluelady tattoo, Melbourne, Australia.
- Darling parlour tattoo, Sydney, Australia.
- Mick gore studio, Taiwan.
- The 59tattoo shop, Hongkong.
Your 5 biggest inspirations?
Rock and roll.
5 favourite tattoos you’ve done?
5 tattoos that have impressed you lately?
Scumboy (@scumboy666) (Private Studio)
The Magic Rosa (@themagicrosa) (OTR)
Duncan X (@duncanxtattoos) (IN2U)
Alessandro Florio (@alessandroflorio) (Puto Amor Tattoo)
Papanatos (@papanatostattoos) (Papanatos Tattoo)
You can find Osang on instagram @osangbrutal or at various shops across the globe.
You should also check out the previous 5x5s with Scott Move, Luxiano Street-Classic, Eterno8, Joe Ellis, Alex Boyko, Acetates, Cheyenne Sawyer, Ryan Shaffer, Joe Chatt, Clare Frances, Kelly Smith, Hans Heggum, Akira Latanzio, Blair Maxine Hewitt, Alex Petty, Ash Hickman, Louie Rivers and Matt Cannon, Justin Olivier, George Bonner and Rafael DeCraneo.