Masters Of Ink: Argentinian Artist Creates Kinky Tattoos For People Who Believe In True Love

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Argentina-based tattoo artist German Gabriel Canalla is "a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind." Burlesque, bondage and wild sex are common themes with tattooers, but few are as sex-positive as Canalla.

An equal-opportunity lover, he sketches all genders having fun and switching roles. Expressing vulnerability and true love with BDSM, he shows how submission and violence can be consensual and fun. Canalla tells Konbini:

"I started with 'porno flash' around 10 years ago, pushing the limits with all kinds of kinky subjects.

I make dangerous tattoos for all the people who believe in true love. Bondage, domination, ropes are about trust. Trust is love."

Very public and open about his own life, he posts affectionate photos of his family, his girlfriend, and intimate encounters all over the world. He also navigates Instagram's censorship rules with creative placement of emojis.

"I got my account deleted 3 times by Instagram, losing a lot of followers and work. Now I must censor everything to avoid it. It's tricky.

But I am feeling lucky, always traveling and exploring art. ... I'm finally getting recognition and fascination from the public. Everyone loves sex, that's the way of the world."

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Morgan is a New York-based archivist of contemporary tattoo art. She is Founder and Editor of the digital gallery Tattrx, works as a freelance writer and agent for modern artists.