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ARTISTRY IN INK./

WE WERE BLOWN AWAY BY THE TATTOO ART OF KORO, A DELICATE BALANCE OF THE FIGURATIVE MEETING THE ABSTRACT, THE EXPLORATION OF THE INK + COLOURS THROUGH CONTROLLED CALCULATED STAGES, RESULTING IN PIECES THAT SEEM TO FLOW + COME ALIVE ON THE BODY./ IN HIS OWN WORDS, "THE PURPOSE OF MY WORK IS THE BALANCE + COEXISTENCE OF THE FIGURATIVE ELEMENT WITH THE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTIC AESTHETICS."/

ORIGINALLY FROM GREECE, KORO MOVED TO FRANCE IN 2017, BEFORE EVENTUALLY LANDING IN THE NETHERLANDS AT THE END OF 2018./ HE NOW WORKS AS A RESIDENT AT AD PANCHO TATTOO STUDIO IN UTRECHT, BUT HE'S ALSO A GUEST ARTIST IN OTHER STUDIOS AROUND EUROPE./

WE ASKED KORO TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN HIS ADOPTED CITY...

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@koro.tattooart

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SOIA

"If you're visiting Utrecht in the summer, Strand Oog In Al is a must. A chill beach spot on the city island, where two big canals meet, makes the ideal place for your afternoon. You can also enjoy a cold beer at the Soia beach bar."

@soia_strandooginal

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LE JARDIN

"Le Jardin is a fine-dining restaurant right in the city centre of Utrecht. What makes it unique is the organic + local products they use to produce delicious flavours in a cozy atmosphere."

@lejardinutrecht

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KASTEEL DE HAAR

"Kasteel de Haar is a medieval fortress with towers, bridges + gates. Do a day trip for a fairytale-like experience + admire some impressive trees, old gardens + ponds."

@kasteeldehaar

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DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS

UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./  FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY.   //

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All photos are copyright F1FTY except: Koro Tattooart profile photo (Courtesy of Koro Tattooart); Soia - Strand Oog In Al (Instagram @soia_strandooginal); ACU (Instagram @acu.nl); Le Jardin (Instagram @lejardinutrecht); Nedereindse Plas (Credit: Koro Tattooart); Kasteel de Haar (Instagram @kasteeldehaar). This feature was not paid for in any way.