Antonio “Macko” Todisco was born in Monopoli in 1980. He grew up sourrounded by art, watching his grandfather paint, listening to classical music and drawing alongside him. After completing Arts High School and graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, he returned to Puglia, back to his people. During a trip to Asia he bought his first tattoo machine out of sheer curiosity. It is a life-changing move: after only a few months he decided to quit any business to dedicate himself completely to tattooing. From his first trip to Los Angeles in 1994, he connected with the city’s art scene: from graffiti to cholo writing, from gang symbology to lowrider art.