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Amanda Wachob Tattoos
by Jacob Resneck
on 20 July 2009
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Having already painted an impressive body of work, this Buffalo, NY-born artist has moved from cloth to skin as her primary canvas.

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Amanda Wachob's tattoo art ranges from the abstract brush marks across a forearm to a plus and minus adorning the fists playing on the duality of nature to more conventional tattoo art, including an excellent portrait of blues singer Leadbelly. (See it and more after the jump.)

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In some of her work, which she terms, "Conceptual Tattoos," Wachob uses distilled water in place of indelible ink so that the piece is impermanent visibly but leaves a trace as the body heals. “It is intended that as your body heals the the mark, the symbol's energies are absorbed,” she writes on her website.

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These days Wachob partners with Daredevil Tattoo in Manhattan's Lower East Side, which has flourished as one of the premier tattoo parlors since New York legalized tattooing in 1997.

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