Nuno Costah is a multi-talented guy. He plays in a band, paints graffiti and creates not only tattoos but tattoo machines too. This video shows Costah working with one of his hand-made rotary tattoo machines to create a full back tattoo. He’s an advocate of the style he’s using, which he refers to as “graphique”. Although there seems to be no strict definition of what the style consists of, it appears to be a combination of graphic design, illustration and abstract art.
The scene that Costah creates in this artistic tattoo depicts a couple standing in a city as people float overhead. The human subjects are unusual in their composition – Costah has combined abstract shapes, contour lines and caricature techniques to give his subjects an unusual but appealing form.