Magic is something that exists within you already. I like to meet you, find it and make it visible. To be able to become your own fantasy during your lifetime is an incredibly liberating and exciting experience.
My name is Touka Voodoo. After almost 20 years, in the summer of 2016 I moved back home to Stockholm from London to create Stockholm Alternative. The aim here is Body enhancement through Bespoke tattooing, but I am also very much interested in the actual experience of the Tattoo. This is why Stockholm Alternative is a special place with an atmosphere where one can have a chance to reach a more profound and holistic understanding of the tattoo journey if one wishes to.
I have experienced life both as female and male, although I am now neither. I began tattooing in 2007 in London, my apprenticeship and residency were at a studio called "London Tattoo" in Islington, London, United Kingdom. In 2009 I joined the Dotwork pioneer Xed Lehead and the King/Queen of the London fetish scene, Mad Alan when they opened Divine Canvas in London, United Kingdom. An incredibly demanding work environment, and with a selected team of some of the world's most outstanding artists, Divine Canvas became a very important studio for the development and advancement of bespoke Dot work and Patternwork tattooing.
My work has been presented in a few important tattoo books such as the Bible of Blackwork tattoos, The Black Tattoo Art2, by Marisa Kakoulas, The Spirit Behind the Tattoo by Maria Keilig and the TTT Contemporary Tattooing: A survey of 300 of the best international tattoo artists working today, all of whom work towards pushing the boundries of the artform.
It also makes me very happy to have my tattoo work on a silicon arm and hand, featured in the permanent exhibition, "Hundred hands" curated by Alice Snape at the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Stockholm Alternative is a proud member of the covenant of registered Swedish tattoo artists, Sveriges registrerade tatuerare and Gamlastans cultural association, Hembygdsföreningen Gamla Stan.
The Golden Rules,
- Achievement of Individuality