After the major success of their first volume – which is now sold out – the eight tattooists from this legendary California studio are back, with a new and extraordinary collection of tattoo flash.
This is a stunning collection of 110 unique works which represents the style of Spider Murphy’s tattoo shop at his best: true icons which speak to the history of the United States from the Twenties on, carried on the skin of Americans.
Hearts, daggers, skulls and the faces of sweet, captivating young maidens. Sailing ships, horseshoes, alchemy symbols, hourglasses, witches and black cats… And more: writings, amulets, zodiac signs and constellations, references to freemasonry and contemporary images like skateboards, irreverent characters from comics and ironic portraits of strapping young surfers. Here are the classic icons of tattooing and new subjects, which have already gone down in history.
Spider Murphy’s Tattoo opened its doors in 1996, and is world renowned for their classical and timeless approach to tattooing. The artists include Theo Mindell, Paul Dobleman, Heather Bailey, Bryan Randolph, Jeremy Kimzey, Aaron Hodges, Laurent Trelaun and Betty Boobs.
• Classic icons of American tattoos and original new subjects in full-colour, high quality reproductions.
• A historical memory of the ‘here and now’ of one of the most famous tattoo studios in the world.
• 110 original works of pure visual inspiration for artists, tattooist and tattoo lovers.