LA’S HOTTEST INKER POPS UP
FROM ADELE’S ‘A’ tattoo for son Angelo through to Rihanna’s Nefertiti head and Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute, there’s only one tattoo artist the A-list trust to ink their skin: Mark Mahoney.
He’s revolutionised tattooing with a fine-line style in black and grey ink that creates a hyperrealistic image. Naturally, the world’s second most popular tatt artist, Dr Woo – whose clients include Cara D, Drake and Miley Cyrus – was trained by Mark.
Until now, any of us normal folk lusting after a ‘single-needle’ Mahoney tattoo would have to fork out the airfare to LA – where his legendary Shamrock Social Club is based. Even then, there’s a waiting list until 2019. Luckily, from 5-16 October, Mark is bringing his skills to the UK as artist in residence at London’s Mandrake Hotel. Prices start at £2,000. Who needs savings, anyway?
Top: Gaga’s Bowie tatt. Right: Mahoney with Lana Del Rey