Stef launched his brand new podcast, a series of interviews recording Tattooing hidden treasure: stories.  Available on iTunes, Youtube, Stitcher, and Spotify.


Timo’s story

One of those rare moments worthy of sharing, Timo’s story is touching and inspiring.

Silver Tongue Podcast

Stef is the guest of the hour in this sparkling episode of Brian MacNeils’s Silver Tongue Podcast. Available on Spotify and Itunes.

The March of The Matryoshkas // Sep 28-30 // London

What do you get when you give 90 of the world’s best tattooists their own set of Russian nesting dolls? A weird, wonderful, and entirely unforgettable collection of hand-painted matryoshki brought to life in ways you cannot imagine. The dolls will be revealed at this year’s London Tattoo Convention before being sold at auction, with all proceeds going to Save the Children.

Yōkai Bentbacks – An Illustrated Collection of The Bizarre

Combining two of his loves – the bentback girl, a traditional Western design, and yōkai, a collection of monsters, spirits, and demons that reside within Japanese mythology – Stef’s debut book of watercolour prints deserves a space on every tattoo lover’s bookshelf.

Camera Japan Festival // Sep 27-30 // Rotterdam

With his ability to breathe life into yōkai through watercolor, not forgetting to add his own unique twist, Stef’s Yōkai Bentbacks deserves to be seen in person.

Reclaim the dots-The Book // Atonement Books

This collection focuses on Japanese traditional tattooing, with a portion of all sales going to charity.


“Cor Mysterium” // Neversleep Publishing

Featuring almost 200 works of art from some of the world’s best tattooists, Cor Mysterium explores the symbolism behind traditional tattoo designs.

“Tattooed New York” // March-May // New York Historical Society // New York

The exhibition documented the origins and ongoing journey of modern tattooing with particular emphasis on New York City as the central cultural nucleus of the tradition.   Stef’s work was one of the 15 chosen by THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, amongst 200, to represent the highest levels of contemporary tattooing.


Tattoo Flash Collective

Head to Tattoo Flash Collective, a small US company with big aspirations to keep the culture of tattoo flash art alive, to pick up one of six (or what the hell, get the set) 11″x14″ flashes by Stef.

Kintaro Publishing

Click the link below to pick up a copy of Yokai Bentbacks as well as other artwork by Stef.

Mindzai Apparel

Click the link for more of Stef’s work, including a large, high-quality print of Noh Bentback Warrior, from his ongoing series that merges bentback girls and yōkai.