Ankou’s lair, a very mysterious name for a daring project: that of Mazhé Detourne, tattoo artist-piercer who has just settled in Saint-Thélo (22), in the countryside. In his recently renovated farmhouse from 1770, he has created a 30 m² shop in which he can welcome his clients, by appointment only. A bet, for the one who was until then used to working in tattoo parlors in town.
Originally from Morbihan, and after several years spent in Paris and elsewhere as a tattooist-piercer, the young man moved to Saint-Thélo at the end of 2019. “With my partner, we wanted to come back to Brittany. I am from the south of Morbihan, she from Saint-Brieuc, so Saint-Thélo was in the middle. And we fell in love with the house, ”recalls Mazhé Detourne. He then decides to create his own tattoo and piercing salon there, in the countryside, aware of the challenge that awaits him. “I am happy to be able to breathe new life into a town with a past like that of Saint-Thélo”.
“It’s true that I’m located in an old farm in the middle of nowhere, continues Mazhé Detourne, but it’s atypical. A lot of people give up on getting a tattoo because the salons are too far into town. There is little choice in the area to find a tattoo artist, I hope my clients will be happy to have a shop near them ”. Even if there is a salon in Loudéac (22), the young man sees no competition. “We don’t tattoo the same styles”.
But the hardest part remains: attracting customers. For this, the tattoo artist relies on social networks and word of mouth. “You have to motivate people to move, concedes the tattoo artist. But I always liked the challenges. I only refuse projects whose style I do not control, otherwise, I accept everything and I work with clients on their project. I also pierce children’s ears ”.
Piercer for seven years, Mazhé has been tattooing for two years, after having worked for a long time on drawing and adaptation to the body with professional tattooists. With several styles of predilection: covering, old school, dotwork (drawing by points) and pop culture. “I like to play with points, lines and colors”, explains the artist, who came to tattoo culture in particular thanks to his passion for metal music.
Her salon is slowly starting to make a name for itself. Passionate about Breton mythology, he chose to call it L’antre de l’Ankou for several reasons. “I didn’t want an anglicized name as is often the case with tattoo parlors. I found in this name a reference to Brittany and its mythology, which fits well with the world of tattooing. In the past, we carved in stone, today we engrave on the skin ”.
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