Nicolai Lilin – The secret language of Siberian Tattoos
Writer, tattooist and Russian artist that has made of Italy is second home. This is Nicolai Lilin, as well as many other things. We met him in the occasion of “Cosa bolle in frigo?” [What’s cooking in the fridge?], one of Fuorisalone’s collateral events organized by Frigoriferi Milanesi.
During his first exhibition held for the inauguration of the permanent exhibition space Kolima – “The Siberian Tattoo – back to the origins” – Nicolai tells us his story, how his passion for traditional Siberian tattoos was born and their mysterious symbolism.