By Dale Rio
For millions of years, humans have engaged in ritualistic marking of the outside to spot themselves as a member of a tribe, of a lineage, of a mind-set, or of a culture. the traditional artwork of tattooing is a practice we supply directly to this present day. whereas the earlier 10 years have noticeable no scarcity of books approximately tattoos and tattooing, such a lot are top defined as “idea books.” before, none have profiled the world’s most famed artists throughout quite a few types. This publication explores this most simple kind of self-expression through showcasing the studios and paintings of 18 of the world’s best tattoo artists, together with Sulu’ape Angela (San Diego), Aaron Bell (Seattle), insects (Los Angeles), Mo Cappoletta (London), Madame Chan (Brussels), Daniel DiMattia (Liege), Durga (Jakarta), Gakkin (Kyoto), Horiryu (Costa Mesa), Henning Jorgensen (Copenhagen), Rory Keating (San Diego), Brent McCowan (Carinthia), Maneko (Brasilia), Keone Nunes (Oahu), midday (New York/London/Berlin), Sua Sulu’ape Petelo (Sydney), Te Rangitu (Waipapa), and Simon & Eddie (Hartama). every one bankruptcy profiles the artist within the context of the place she or he suits into the final culture of tattooing, whereas the photographs show off not just the paintings but in addition the artists and their workspaces.
About the Author
Dale Rio is an artist, photographer, and author at present dwelling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has written and contributed to 8 books, together with Tattoo (Running Press, 2005), and her writing has seemed in different books on tattooing, burlesque, and curler derby, in addition to in periodicals dermis Deep, overall Tattoo, and Kerrang!. She is usually the co-founder and editor of Blood & Thunder curler derby journal and Shimmy burlesque magazine.