Skin & Ink
Published by Gingko Press
Traditional tattoo art is rapidly changing, moving away from time worn or played out motifs and instead experimenting with new styles, motifs and subject matter. Driven both by the artists themselves and their clients’ needs, the work is original and surprising, running the gamut from fine line illustration and pointillism to blackout tattoos that take the place of clothing. The themes vary from personal mantras or interests to meaningful portraits and memorials. Others are simply fantastic art, whether wholly created by the tattooist or as homage to a favorite artist. Combining pages of beautiful tattoos on skin, flash art and stories from the artists to create a snapshot of the evolution of a new iconography, Skin & Ink delivers.