The Psychedelic Fantasies of Joanna Swirska

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“My biggest muse is psychedelia,” Joanna Świrska tells me. “My visions inspire the work, a controlled mess of surrealism with a lot of bright colors… My dreams come true every day.”

This petite Polish artist, tattooing as Dżo Lama, spends her time wandering the mountains, tumbling into wild trances. Fascinated with the unknown, hunting for an out-of-body-experience, she’s a modern-day Alice in Wonderland, always up for an adventure.

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Morgan is a New York-based curator of contemporary tattoo art. She is Founder and Editor of the digital gallery tattrx.com, works as a freelance tattoo writer and an agent for modern artists. Follow the author @ Twitter , Instagram, Facebook and view more articles.