Lev Tattoos Studio: "Tattoos are our artistic medium"
"We get customers who have a connection to aesthetics and art, they understand that a tattoo is a piece, and it has value." By Or Edny Lev Studio with the owners: Lior Lachman and Tamar Bar Tamar: "The studio opened out of my desire to create an alternative to the things I was exposed to at the beginning - the menacing and stressful places, the masculine, tough atmosphere, the metal music and the dark walls. It was a very closed and aggressive world, and I wanted to feel at home in my studio, to create a pleasant and positive feeling for people, where a tattoo is done together and in a fun way." © Or Edny Lior: "Also, there is something visually open here, clean and pleasant. We both came from the world of design and painting before tattoos became our creative medium. We have an aesthetic that is often similar but also very different, and something inside it is shaped every day into this thing called Lev Tattoos." Tamar: "Lior and I are the owners, but the team is made up of a number of tattoo artists, including Odel, Yarden Man, and Lotem who come to make tattoos, drawings and paintings. Their flash books are here on a regular basis, and we host tattoo artists from abroad from time to time." © Or Edny Tamar: "It's important to us that it be a home for creativity, a place where young artists and designers can present their own work." Lior: "It comes from a place of promoting new art, of encouraging a new perception of what is a tattoo studio, and creating
Reading Between the Lines
What is more romantic and lovely than the nuanced atmosphere of a storied bookstore or library - rife with historic tales, poetry and expression? Here are four stories about four special places in Jerusalem that honor books, literature and everything in between (making them one-of-a-kind date spots for Valentine's Day coming up!)
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Out of the green mountains and lush winding roads of the Upper Galilee, emergesa city steeped in the history and mysticism of the Jewish people. Tzfat, one ofJudaism’s four Holy Cities, is well known as the center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) in Israel, where around each turn of the cobbled streets lies another mystical shop welcoming you in for a taste of 16th century spirituality. This Holy City on a hill is also home to ancient sites with panoramic views, hearty homemade yemenite food, and vibrant art galleries. Whether you come for the history or hiking, this magical city will undoubtedly leave an impression on your mind–and maybe even on your soul.