Permanent Ink is an extract from Ryan Hope’s new documentary Skin. The clip profiles influential Tattooist, Mo Coppoletta, owner of London’s A Family Business.
Skin follows five skin-art collectors on their journey to be tattooed with designs created by major contemporary artists Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Raymond Pettibon, Jake and Dinos Chapman, and Richard Prince. Originally commissioned to accompany a Hedi Slimane photo shoot featuring the contemporary artists and collectors for Dasha Zhukova’s Garage magazine, Hope redeveloped the original concept. “It seemed more interesting to tell the subject’s story, rather than that of the artists themselves,” he says.