What is Black Mantra?
Black Mantra is the result of what we have been searching for.
It is the refining and definition of thoughts and ideas we have been working on and with for years, trying to process some sort of determined goal for our career.
It is a merging of passion and work, creativity and discipline, and it certainly contains the many aspects and facets of many years of creative development.
It is a brainchild and a chaotic horse of creativity that we have tried to rein in and control enough to put it into the shape of a website.
Some things are of course lost in translation, but we hope to capture and refine the gist of it all.
It is also the merger of two people, Inga Hannarr and Peter Blackhand, and in part our son Bram. We are both this project, none of us more then the other, and almost every tattoo that leaves our studio has the craftsmanship and dedication of us both woven into it, be it either physically or creatively behind the scenes.
It is dedication to our craft and creativity, an understanding that there is a price to pay for the work we create, and to find the balance in this, we have forged what is now Black Mantra.
It is a nomadic and creative family that lives an odd but wonderful life journeying though Europe, balancing our work with a life of adventure, health, cooking and good people.
The meaning of Black Mantra
A mantra is a sacred sound, syllable or utterance, a focus used to meditate and empower.
It can be words, it can be sounds and it can be simple actions. Used in repetition, a mantra helps empower meditation and focus.
And Black? It is our main tool with which we create, and undoubtedly the first colour to be used in tattooing.
So this is our main focus, although far from the only one.
You can find our Instagram links here, and a link to our home-base studio in Barcelona.