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THE STUDIO

Rainbow Tattoo is a professional tattoo studio located in the heart of the Gruyères area. It is co-founded by Johann Morel and David Mottier who devote their energy to the creation of tattoos inspired by the american traditional style. Refined designs, bold lines, contrast and bright colours. The result is unique, strong and life long lasting.

From the highway exit no 4 Bulle then follow direction Riaz. You can park in front of the shop in the places indicated.

From Bulle or Fribourg, Riaz Center bus stop 100m from the shop.

Bancomat and bakery nearby.

RAINBOW TATTOO

Rue de la Gruyère 52
1632 Riaz
Switzerland

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For a tattoo project please contact the artist you are interrested in directly.
For all other questions :

026 565 39 44
*in case of abscence you can leave a message on the answering machine

JOHANN MOREL

I was born and raised in la Chaux-de-Fonds. Passionate about skateboarding and rock n’ roll, old school tattooing has very quickly fascinated me by its timeless, contrasting and pirate side. It’s there that I gave everything to realize my young man’s dream and to make it my job and it is Sandy from Phoenix Tattoo who allowed me to make it come true by granting me an apprenticeship in its walls in 2009 and I am eternally grateful.

DAVID MOTTIER

Living in Château-d’Oex since always, I grew up in the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the region. Very attached to the Swiss traditions and folklore, I am inspired by the Swiss arts (decoupage, rural painting, poya, etc.) and integrate the codes of traditional American tattooing (old school). This mix of genres allows me to propose unique and offbeat designs.

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Tissé avec soin par le studio digital, l’araignée

JOHANN MOREL

I was born and raised in la Chaux-de-Fonds. Passionate about skateboarding and rock n’ roll, old school tattooing has very quickly fascinated me by its timeless, contrasting and pirate side. It’s there that I gave everything to realize my young man’s dream and to make it my job and it is Sandy from Phoenix Tattoo who allowed me to make it come true by granting me an apprenticeship in its walls in 2009 and I am eternally grateful.

In 2011 I moved to Murten to join the team of Steelworkshop where I stayed 10 beautiful years during which I worked a lot, refined my style and also travelled to tattoo, get tattooed and grow.

I spent 2018 on the road in Southeast Asia with my lifelong wife, the woman of my life. This has influenced me a lot artistically.

I appreciate both colour and black tattoos, what I am looking for above all is to keep a maximum of contrast, dynamics and harmony with the body and to respect a certain simplicity regarding the drawings in order to optimize the reading and aging of my work. My influences come as much from traditional imagery that has proven itself for over a century as from rock n’ roll, beatniks, or the orient, as long as I can keep the codes that will make the project a good tattoo without fuss.

I am very grateful to have the chance to do this and to have a loyal, trusting and cool clientele.

Then, in May 2021, a new adventure. I open with David Mottier our own shop « Rainbow Tattoo » in Riaz. We built this space with our own hands to create a unique look and an atmosphere true to our vision of tattooing. Life is good and I’m looking forward to what’s next…

DAVID MOTTIER

Living in Château-d’Oex since always, I grew up in the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the region. Very attached to the Swiss traditions and folklore, I am inspired by the Swiss arts (decoupage, rural painting, poya, etc.) and integrate the codes of traditional American tattooing (old school). This mix of genres allows me to propose unique and offbeat designs.

Being a great lover of hiking, this attraction for nature comes from my family, with whom I discovered the most beautiful walks of Pays d’Enhaut.

My uncle, a rock musician, who was also very tattooed, gave me the desire to get my skin inked to look like a rock star, like him.

After a detour through a technical profession (electrician and technical diploma) I obtained a federal certificate in graphic design in 2011. In 2012, after the passing of my paternal grandfather, I started to paint flashes with an old school style, including elements that paid tribute to him (cabins in the woods, landscapes, flowers, etc.).

By sharing my creations on social networks, I got encouraging feedback from confirmed tattoo artists such as Johann Morel and Kim-Anh Nguyen, who convinced me to find an apprenticeship. In 2014, Fredz, owner of Noir Tattoo studio in Fribourg, offered me an apprenticeship in a team of talented artists, with whom, for more than two years, I was trained in traditional tattooing methods. I thank Fredz for having trained me and transmitted his passion!

Between 2017 and May 2021, I divided my time between Noir Tattoo studio in Fribourg and Le Parloir studio in Lausanne. During these years, I was able to acquire a good reputation and a loyal clientele, whom I also thank!

At the end of 2020, after talking about our desire for change, Johann Morel and I took the steps to open our own workspace, respecting our vision of the profession and with a 100% home-made aesthetic of which we are very proud.