Alex De Pase is a tattoo artist born in in Grado, Italy.

At 14, De Pase was introduced to tattooing through a friend that learned the art in prison and start tattooing with a bic pen and home made needles. After more than 20 years he has become one of the Realistic movement's [1] known exponents with the intent to propagandize the idea of Art of Tattooing instead a simple practice. De Pase was included in the 2009 Dream Team Tattooing's Best of the Best [2] which showcased the outstanding tattoo artists of the year and in the 2011 the Magazine "Rebel Ink" included Alex in the 25 Most Wanted Tattoo Artist.[3]

De Pase is the organizer of the World Wide Tattoo Conference,[4] the first traveling event focused on the diffusion of the tattoo techniques and philosophy to move the tattoo community to new levels.

World Wide Tattoo Conference

In 2012, De Pase is the inventor of the very first International conference of the Tattoo community where world-class Tattoo Artists such as Stéphane Chaudesaigues, Guy Aitchison, Joe Capobianco, Jeff Gogue, Bob Tyrrell, Boris, Nikko Hurtado, Nick Baxter will attend seminars on various technical skills. The purpose of this event is to give tattooists the opportunity to improve their level. After the success of Rome and Chicago the 2013 edition of the Worldwide Tattoo Conference will take place in London hosted by The London Tattoo Convention.[5]

The Chaudesaigues Award

De Pase is a member of the jury of The Chaudesaigues Award 2013 [6] together with the amazing artists Shane O'Neill, Nikko Hurtado and Mike DeVries.[7]

The Chaudesaigues Award rewards the career and the artistic choices of a tattoo artist. The prize will be bequeathed during an international tattoo convention: Tattoo Expò Napoli.[8]


De Pase had taught Tattoo Techniques at ENAIP Friuli Venezia Giulia (ACLI National Agency of Vocational Training),[9] founded in 1951, is a non-profit organization recognized by D.P.R. (Presidential Decree) of 4/5/1961. Promoted by ACLI (Italian Workers’ Christian Association), it operates institutionally in the field of vocational training, offering a variety of services within the different stages of the educational process, with public financing or by orders from businesses, agencies, associations, the Public Administration. He had done seminars at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering [10] (USA) and at the World Wide Tattoo Conference in Rome and Chicago.


De Pase has been featured in many tattoo books including: Tattoo Delirium Book, Harper & Collins Publishers,[11] Tattoo Realista Book,[12] Tattoo Prodigies, Cranial Visions and Animal Ink Book - Memento Publishing,[13] Tattoo Burst Magazine,[14] Tattoo World Book,[15] Skin Friend’s Book,[16] Inside the tattoo Circus Book by Kristian Misser.[17]
And Magazines [18]: Tattoo Society, Tattoo Savage, Tattoo Magazine, Prick Magazine, Skin Art, Skin & Ink, Tattoo Flash, Tattoo Fest, Pinstriping, Tattoo Realista, Tattoo Index, Tattoo Tribal, Tattoo Masters, Tattoo Skin Deep, Custom Tattoo Magazine, Scandinavian Tattoo Magazine, Tetovani, Tattoo Spirit, Tatowier, Tattoo Energy, Tattoo Arte, Rebel Ink, Skin Tattoo, Arte Tattoo.

In the 2011 has been printed the first edition of Impact Tattooing, an Educational DVD on the Tattoo Techniques.


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