Friday, March 27, 2015

Dragon Edong to Bring Fiery World-Class Talent to Guam

For more than two decades, an internationally recognized artist popularly known as Dragon Edong has found a lair in Saipan, CNMI.

Edong Elenzano, an artist from Quezon City, Philippines has become synonymous to “tattoo” in the island that when people talk about the art of tattooing, his name is always top of mind.

He was given by the CNMI government recognition for his contribution to art and culture in addition to several awards he has received from different tattoo competition and festivals around the world. One of the highlights of his career as a professional tattoo artist is when he won first place in the “On The Spot Tattooing” category of the 2nd World Tattoo Arts Festival and Exhibition in Thailand in 2008. He also topped the “Best Dragon” category at the same event.

Elenzano, like the mystical dragon, continues to expand his flare as he search for bigger and exciting adventures. In search for new challenges, Elenzano sets his sight in establishing a new shop in Guam. 

A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye.  As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.  This is how the skin art was described in the book Modern Primitives.  Tattooing is believed to have been practiced since 3300 BC and it continues to etch a significant mark in the culture and history of many countries today.  This year, a new chapter in the art of tattoo in this side of the world will unfold. 

Elenzano aims to promote culture and traditions that includes tattoo.  He also hopes that the young ones can get inspiration to carry on their passion in the arts. Dragon Edong might not literally breathe fire but he can surely ignite anyone’s imagination with his mastery of the art of tattoo.  This will definitely be an exciting moment in the Guam to watch out for. 

To check out his works, visit Edong Elenzano’s Facebook page or the MegaVisionEl Drako Tattoo fan page.

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