Marco Wallace was born in Milan in 1975.
Always been a great design passionate, after studying graphic design completed in 1994, he left for military service. Here is overwhelmed by the desire to have his first tattoo, inspired by the interest he feels seeing the tattoos on his friends, fellow soldiers.
Then, intrigued by this practice, matured the idea of drawing on skin permanently and may have spent 6 months to find and buy a tattoo machine (at the time the internet was virtually nonexistent, and with it most of the supply tattoo!) began in 1995 as a self-taught tattoo of friends and acquaintances.
Unfortunately, in those years it was difficult to make a good tattoo apprenticeship because the tattoo parlour were very few compared to today and there was a lot of work … who started tattooing it was only for passion.
From 2004 to 2009 worked on several Italian studies as: Pittan Tattoo (MI), Primordial Pain (MI), Vertigo (TN), Adrenaline (Follonica, GR), where he worked and became friends with many internationally renowned tattoo artists also teach that the technique of this complex art.
From the beginning prefers tribal tattoos while performing any work upon demand unconditionally.
Since 2007 he decided to devote all his energies solely to the traditional tribal styles that has always fascinated him, especially the Polynesians, and especially those of the Marquises Islands.
Thus in addition to tattoo in Italy, to enrich his knowledge on the symbolism of tribal tattoos and the culture of these peoples, began to reach distant destinations.
The most important journeys made by him are those in Africa, Australia, Fiji, Samoa Islands, Malaysia, New Zealand and French Polynesia where in the latter, given the vastness of islands and different styles of tattooing goes every year for its continued research on the meaning of the symbols of working with local people, tattoo artists, sculptors and craftsmen.
In addition, each year he participates at international conventions in which, besides dealing with tattoo artists from around the world, has the opportunity to meet people who want tattoos from him but that does not have the opportunity to come to Milan.
Remember the most important of which took part in Auckland, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Long Beach, Lugano, Milan, Rome, Samoa, Tahiti and Sacramento.
Devoted to the tattoo and eager to continue to improve and refine his work, currently working as a tribal “Milano City Ink” and a few days a month working with the “Vertigo tattoo studio” of Trento.
“One of the reasons I fell in love with this style is the primordial symbol of the impact that makes it clearly visible from a distance and unchanging over time”