The Great Books on the Art of Tattooing
From the margins of society to the temples of art, the tattoo boasts a long and fascinating history that can be traced back over 4000 years. In more recent times, tattoos adorned the bodies of sailors, circus performers, criminals, and other social outcasts. Once considered a back-alley art form, in the 1990s ink art became the vogue of the counterculture. By the new millennium tattoo and body art entered the mainstream as a form of self-expression and style. Today, tattoo artists are recognized as fine artists, and the tattoo-related arts are considered a well-established art form studied and celebrated by leading museums, galleries and art institutions.
The books published in our catalogue are a tribute to this art form. The styles range from the traditional and vernacular to the sacred and innovative. Each volume is crafted with meticulous attention and in collaboration with premier tattoo artists from around the world. The artwork is often commissioned exclusively for the publication, and all of the books are “art object books” with a limited print-run between 1000 and 2000 copies.
Tattoo Flash Vol. II