OSCAR HOVE

Oscar Hove is a tattoo artist based in Barcelona, Spain. He was interested in art since he was 12 years old, especially in graffiti. Oscar practiced graphic design before entering the tattoo world in 2011.

His work is mainly surreal Japanese blackwork, mixing traditional Japanese themes with macabre surrealist work. A specific part of Japanese culture has attracted his interest: the spooky masks of Noh theater. The figure of the Hannya is popular in tattoo art, but the Spanish artist decided to explore it with a personal view.

Hove is obsessed with masks since his childhood, when a friend showed him an eerie white mask, without any features. Using blackwork, he perfectly recreates the mystery and reinforces the hypnotizing effect with bizarre split designs.