INK - THE ART OF TATTOO. Contemporary Designs and Stories told by Tattoo Experts
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The ultimate in fashion accessories, tattoos are capable of reflecting both their owner’s style and interests as well as advertising the talent of the artist involved. With tremendous skill and vision they are able to transform skin into canvas, working with their clients to produce artwork that is unique and meaningful. Whether someone is looking for a tattoo in the classic style or something at the heights of innovation, we live in an age where almost anything is possible. Combining motifs from contemporary art and design trends with traditional methods, the artists of today push the boundaries of the expected. Ink – The Art of Tattoo includes interviews with some of the global masters in the field as well as a gallery of truly visionary flash art and exquisite photography throughout.
Originating as an ancient tribal practice serving as rites of passage, symbols of religious devotion or marks of bravery, tattoo art has slowly grown into an essential fashion item, a personal statement, a decorative memorial or pledges of deep beliefs. From miniature, hand-drawn pieces to extensive tribal-inspired tattoo markings, contemporary lineworks to retrospective designs, the new wave of tattoos reveals an international aesthetic movement grounded in the love of art.
Varied by striking motifs, INK — The Art of Tattoo amasses some 700 recent and classic flash designs, original patterns and illustrations that encapsulate how tattoo styles around the world have evolved. Readers can start examining the subject by admiring a diverse spectrum of tattoo flash categorised by artist, then go on to a photography showcase of inked bodies modelled for fashion and art projects. The book continues with interviews that provides a portal into the mind of select tattoo artists, each distinct in style and approach. Available in three covers, INK is a collectible reference for practitioners and those craving for new tatts.