About Tattoo Life Store
In 1993, Miki Vialetto started working on the editorial team of Tattoo Review, the first Italian publication devoted to tattoo. A true lover of skin art, travel and motorbikes, in those years before tattoo reached the popularity it enjoys today, Miki travelled the world to meet the most celebrated artists and get tattoos by them, forging relationships based on friendship and mutual respect.
Thanks to his experience in the field and expertise he soon became chief editor of the magazine and in 1999 founded Tattoo Life, an international publishing group specialised in publications dedicated to the art of tattooing and its fusion with fine art and street culture. The Group rapidly became a point of reference for tattoo enthusiasts and professionals alike, distinguishing itself with the highest quality standards, diversified contents and the international scope of the publications.
Miki Vialetto is the the organizer of the International London Tattoo Convention, the editorial director and Group manager, internationally renowned for his reliability and professionalism. With more then 20 years of experience in the industry he is among the leading experts in the world of tattooing, often consulted on the subject by media such as RAI − Radio Televisione Italiana, il Corriere della Sera, Discovery Channel, The Guardian, BBC, CNN and The Times.
With head offices in Milan (Italy), Tattoo Life publishes two magazines: Tattoo Life, Tattoo Energy translated into five languages (French, English, Italian, Spanish and German) and distributed and sold in 48 countries around the world.
The Group also publishes the books in the series The Great Books on the Art of Tattooing, considered the most prestigious publication in the sector and sold in the top bookshops in the world, including the bookshop in MoMA in New York. The volumes are created in collaboration with the most famous international tattoo artists (Filip Leu, Horiyoshi III, Henning Jorgensen, Jondix, Thomas Hooper, the guys from the California shop Spider Murphy, to name but a few), who work on original artistic projects commissioned by the Group.
The new series of books from Tattoo Life is The Golden Flash Collection: a publishing channel focused on research and discovery, which offers a platform for new projects and artists the publisher believes in and chooses to promote.
Every year Tattoo Life also publishes a range of Tattoo Yearbooks. There are yearbooks for Italy, Spain UK & Ireland, France and Germany (with Switzerland and Austria).