5 Things That May Surprise You About Tattoo Artist Maxime Buchi

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March 9, 2018 | BY Coco Marett

An artist who elected the human body to be his canvas, a father of three and a serial entrepreneur, there are many facets to Maxime Buchi that are more than just skin deep. Interested in getting inked? Scroll to the bottom of the article to see how you can win a spot in Maxime's chair when he comes to Hong Kong at the end of March.

Photo: Courtesy of Hublot
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He's an artist first

Born in Lausanne, Maxime first forayed into the art world as a graffiti artist before his studies in psychology, fine art and graphic design took him to Zurich, Paris and eventually London. 

He was, and still is, a man of many interests—but in the end, Maxime found that tattooing, in some way, brought together all of his interests, and ultimately made it his medium of choice. 

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5 Things That May Surprise You About Tattoo Artist Maxime Buchi
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A creative powerhouse 

More than just a tattoo artist, Maxime is a multi-faceted creative who has taken his knack for clean aesthetics beyond the shop.

In 2006, Maxime launched his company, Sang Bleu, which encompasses his tattoo studios in London and Zurich, an eponymous lifestyle magazine, a streetwear label and a creative agency.

Kanye West's tattoos by Maxime Buchi (Photo: Courtesy of Maxime Buchi)
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Celebrity skin

Maxime has tattooed his fair share of A-listers, including Kanye West, who got his mother and daughter North West’s birth dates in letters inspired by German Renaissance engraver Albrecht Dürer.

He also tattooed singer Adam Lambert, Keith Flint of The Prodigy and designed the temporary tattoos worn by FKA Twigs at the 2016 Met Gala.

See also: Getting Inked: How To Choose Your First Tattoo

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He's a family man

When he’s not busy tattooing or working on other Sang Bleu projects, Maxime can be found at home in Dalston, East London, spending quality time with his wife, daughter, and his twin sons Atlas and Orion. 

In an article on Freunde von Freunden, Kevin Chow wrote about the tattoo artist, “As Maxime steps into his home it’s as though a switch is turned and the attention of the towering, tattooed man never content with doing just one thing is utterly consumed by his family.” 

Photo: Courtesy of Hublot
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Watch this space

Maxime is a longtime watch enthusiast and last year, he joined forces with Swiss watchmaker Hublot to design the “Big bang Sang Bleu” watch. The design features Buchi’s signature geometric patterns, and a never-before-seen hexagonal bezel. 

See also: The Tattooist's Time: Hublot Gets Inked With Maxime Büchi


Maxime Büchi exclusive tattoo giveaway

Getting a tattoo by Maxime can take up to years on the waitlist—if you're able to get on the list in the first place. In collaboration with Hublot, we're offering a once in a lifetime experience for two lucky winners, not only get tattooed by the world-renowned artist but also to score an invite to the ultra-exclusive Hublot-sponsored Hong Kong Tatler x The Artling art party on March 28.

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Giveaway closes on March 15, 2018 11:59pm. Two winners will be chosen and notified via email. Participants must be 18 years of age. The Hublot-sponsored Hong Kong Tatler x The Artling art party is an exclusive by invitation only party where spots are reserved for our VIP guests.

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