Born in Padova in 1983, Alessandro Perticucci, aka Alex Pi, is now the principle resident tattoo artist at Morbink Tattoo Parlour, Trieste. Alessandro started his career in Padova more than 16 years ago, joining the staff of the historic Voodoo Tattoo Club, first as an apprentice under the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Rudy Grifalconi, until he became a full professional. A few years later he decided to leave Padova and to start working in his mother’s hometown, Trieste, with the Ricky Tattoo Studio of Mr. Riccardo Bottino which was the perfect place to enhance his skills. Working alongside more experienced and better equipped artists than himself allowed him to develop his knowledge and technical abilities, to the point where he started exhibiting at tattoo conventions across Italy and Europe. He also started working as a guest-artist in famous studios in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. This gave him every opportunity to meet other artists, learn new techniques and styles. He spent a long period living and working in South Africa, where he held seminars and conferencesall over the country, meeting a lot of artists and coming into contact with different points of view about tattooing and art in general. Over the last few years, his own individual style has evolved and been refined. It mixes the traditional old-school wave with modern illustrative art, creating a fusion art form that is often described as “new traditional”. It was noticed in the US, and in no-time he was included in the World Famous Tattoo Ink Team and started working with indisputably the best grade equipment and materials. Now he has decided to bring all his experience together and create his own tattoo studio in order to further develop the quality of his work.