David Sena Studio Visit

Intergalactic paintings made from fireworks by a world-renowned tattoo artist

Destruction and ritual are forces of creativity to David Sena. At North Star Tattoo he pushes the boundaries of body art. In his studio, Sena uses fire, fireworks and gunpowder to burn complex patterns, lines and shapes on paper. “These forms of creative expression have coexisted well because they both entail physical and ritualistic processes of mark-making while transforming matter/people,” says Sena. After studying fine …