09.06 2016 INTERVIEW DATE
Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
At a narrow alley of Bukchon (Gye-dong), we climb up the steep stairs along the hanoks aligned on our sides and push one of the heavy doors open, where we catch sight of a neat pile of fedoras and the pink neon sign that spells ‘PAPER PLANE.’ We have just set foot at the studio of tattooist Novo. Based on his unique taste and needs, he has rendered it into a place that breaks the conventions of a typical hanok. A space different but not too different, here he talks about his tattoos and the narratives he longs to mark.