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Interview by: Monday 5 August 2019
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Hardy Youth: An Exhibition by Andreas Coenen

When Mike Malone first saw Ed Hardy’s panther rose mash-up design he said "I hope you get credit for this, because everyone will be copying this idea"...

History has proven Malone’s words to be foretelling & the mash-up's place as an icon of tattoo history has taken root. 

As students of tattoo history we all know the stories of images shrouded in our past. Hardy’s example is exceptional since its entire inception is visible in our lifetime. With this in mind and to ensure that Ed gets the credit he deserves, this group exhibition was organised with Ed’s participation and curated around Hardy’s original panther rose mash-up.

The exhibition, curated by tattoo artist Andreas Coenen, will feature paintings by some of the best tattooers worldwide. Participating artists include:

Aaron Coleman, Adam Marton, Alina Bushman, Alix G, Arne Svarthol, Bas Kahle, Brad Hill, Braden Kendall, Brent Vann, Brian MacNeil, Chad Koeplinger, Chad Soner, Chelsea Chernobyl, Chris Fernandez, Chris Lain, Chris Trevino, Chris Villiers, Christian Dr, Christopher Brand, Deno, Devin Burnett, Eckel, Eric Doyle, Grez, Hennes, Herb Auerbach, Imme Böhme, Isaiah Ronan, Jason Kunz, Jason Thomas, Jeff Rassier, Jen Lee, Jens Gössling, Jens Schnettler, Jim Herman, Joey G, Jon Sanford, Justin Weatherholtz, Kahlil Rintye, Marode, Mary Joy, Olaf Lobe, Paul Dobleman, Ralf Ostermöller, Randy Hall, Rinto, Robert Ryan, Ruth Marten, Scott Sylvia, Stef Bastian, Steve Byrne, Stewart Robson, Til Pulpanek, Tim Lehi, Walter McDonald, Will Lollie

Don't miss the chance to check out this inspiring exhibition in the UK, exclusively at The London Tattoo Convention, 27-28-29th September. Advance Tickets are now on sale. 

Hardy Youth: The Mash Up, curated by tattoo artist Andreas Coenen

Hardy Youth: The Mash Up, curated by tattoo artist Andreas Coenen

Submission by Paul Dobleman, Spider Murphy's Tattoo, California

Submission by Paul Dobleman, Spider Murphy's Tattoo, California

Submission by Justin Weatherholtz, Kings Avenue, NYC

Submission by Justin Weatherholtz, Kings Avenue, NYC

Submission by Mary Joy, Tattoo City, San Francisco

Submission by Mary Joy, Tattoo City, San Francisco