100 Creatives

42: Michael Bergfalk

Michael Bergfalk is a tattoo artist, painter, collector and philosopher. His young artistic ambitions ultimately led to the study and practice of the art known as tattoo.


Bergfalk says the copious images on his own skin also bear testimony to his own examination for the origin of this centuries-old art. He eventually found himself decorating the bodies of the Arizona populace, most recently at Love & Hate Tattoo in Phoenix (pictures of said bodies after the jump).


List five things on your Inspiration Wall (Real or Imagined):
- My daughter Kirin
- Literature
- Music
- Old master painters
- My friends and colleagues



What was your last big project:
Getting my life together 


What's your next big project:
Still getting my life together


Something I want Phoenix to know about me:
I have a huge penis

Something I don't want Phoenix to know about me:
I lied about that last thing













































The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith
97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew

61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz

59. Lynn Fisher

58. Tanner Woodford

57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer

55. Tom Leveen

54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd

50. Monica Aissa Martinez

49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon

47. Matt Moore

46. Andrea Hanley

45. Julie Hampton

44. Ted Decker

43. Saskia Jorda
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