Hand in Glove
Time Out says
Romain entered the world of tattooing the way you imagine most people do. 'I grew up with skateboards, punk and hip-hop,' he tells us. 'I was steeped in a culture where loads of guys had tattoos. At 14, I already knew I wanted to be a tattoo artist.' He duly waited for his 18th birthday to get his skin painted for the first time; by 26, he was in the artist's chair, and by 37 he'd opened Hand in Glove. With his colleagues Fabrice and Hugo at his sides, he daubs his dermatological designs on clients in the know, with the stated ambition to try out all kinds of styles – 'except tribal patterns', he adds with a laugh. His friendly, inviting parlour is one of our favourites in the city.