Xoil’s at it again

September 18th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -


Interestingly enough, the Xoil interview we did last year continues to be a big hit. It’s amazing what name recognition, notoriety and skill can do for someone, eh? According to his FB page, he’s fully booked for 2013 and only accepting names for his NY wait list for 2014-2015.

The woman in the picture below was able to get in with  after seeing our interview, and sent us these pictures to show off her work. It’s  awesome to see proof people put this site to good use!

Back tattoo by Xoil xoil2

Tattoo by Xoil splits time between Thonon le Bains, France & Brooklyn, NY

Smears and stripes

August 8th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


At first glance I thought this tattoo was covered in iodine smears. With that, I’d love to know what the red and oranges paint smears look like once this guy’s skin is no longer irritated.

Tattoo by Xoïl at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France

The Xoïl (aka Loïc) Interview

June 21st, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


Trust me when I say you’ll know if a tattoo was been done by Xoïl on sight. His work with the graphic style is distinct; there’s a reason he’s one of the first people to come to mind whenever I talk about a style that’s usually just referred to as ‘Photoshop’.

Keeping with Tattoo Snob’s mission to bring a greater understanding (and possibly, appreciation) of  tattooing worldwide, I think the Photoshop/graphic style is an important one to keep an eye on. This stuff is a far cry from traditional tattooing–and that’s what I like about it. 

Photo courtesy of Tim Georgeson.

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The wolf looks…

February 24th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


Xoil is one of those tattooers that’s always going places and doing cool things. In this case, rolling through Jolie Rouge in London to shell out his very interesting approach to tattooing.

For those of you that are dying to know, the text reads, “Fear makes the wolf look bigger. ”

Tattoo by Xoil at Needles Side Tattoo in France

City skyline

September 2nd, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


While Xoil calls France home, this lovely skyline was done at Tattoo Culture here in Brooklyn, NY.

Tattoo by Xoïl at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France

Just like Photoshop

June 16th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


Apparently I’m not the only one that spent hours dicking around with brushes in Photoshop growing up… though I have to admit, Xoil’s creations turn out a lot better looking than mine ever did.

Tattoo by Xoïl at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France

Tiny Tattoo Day: Let’s play!

March 17th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


Anyone down for a game of Cluedo?

Tattoo by Xoïl at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France