My name is Mauro Tampieri, born and raised in Ravenna, a small town on the Adriatic coast, near the sea.
I graduated at the Ravenna Art Institute, where I studied various artistic disciplines like mosaic, sculpture, painting and decoration, even if I always preferred free drawings and sketches to follow my own ideas. The passion for tattoos came along since I was a kid, I’ve been always into it thanks to the Skateboard scene and its art and through metal and HC music bands. Growing up my passion for tattoos became stronger since I decided to start this as a serious job after few different other jobs.
In the 2003, it all began.
I’ve worked in a professional team since 2005, as co-owner at Skinwear Tattoo Shop – Rimini, one of the most important tattoo studio on the Adriatic coast.
From the early 2016 I’ve opened my own private studio, Raion Tattoo, in my hometown, Ravenna.
As you can understand I love tattoo and that’s why I always do my best for every kind of style or request but the style I prefer, and what I’m specializing, it’s the Japanese style. I’ve been always attracted by Japanese tattoos because, to me, are impressive and elegant at the same time. As a tattooist it’s always a beautiful challenge trying to harmonize the dynamism of the subject with the background and the color. This challenge sometimes becomes more hard and more beautiful because the area of the body is wide (arms, chest or back).
The Japanese culture has many beautiful and interesting subjects, those I’m trying to reinterpret through my style, expanding my knowledge, to realize uncommon, new and original subjects besides the classic subjects in my works, for new ideas to propose, more compelling for our customers and more stimulating for me.
Raion Tattoo is a private studio, where everything is managed on appointment: first meeting to set the whole work, the steps of a single piece that needs more sessions or a single session if it’s a “single-shot” works. That’s why there is no opening or closing time.