Love this dude’s work.
To celebrate what would have been the 101st birthday of Norman Collins, Sailor Jerry is giving away 101 free tattoos featuring his designs (above) to the public on January 14th in NYC, New Orleans, and Chicago.
NYC folks: it’ll be at at Fineline Tattoo at 21 1st Avenue (12pm – 10pm)
Chicago folks: The Chicago Tattooing Company at 1017 W. Belmont (12pm – 12am)
New Orleans folks: Uptown Tattoos at 575 S. Carrolton Avenue (12:30pm – 12am)
Martha Cooper has a new book out with Dokument Press and a corresponding show opening Friday night (12/9) at Urban Folk Art in Brooklyn. Featuring previously unpublished photographs from her early days in Japan, the works document Japanese tattooing (irezumi) and the artist Horibun I at work.
photos via, martha cooper / 12oz
A documentary by Ryan Hope about tattoo culture as high art
Written by Joseph Ari Aloi, with an introduction by Carlo McCormick, Tatt Book is published by Rizzoli and contains 284 pages of tattoos and artwork. Featuring some of the most well-known tattoo artists this book can be used as both inspiration and reference for when and if you decide to get inked.
Another great profile in this series.
Another outstanding profile in the Tattoo Age series
What distinguishes Dan Santoro’s flash
Cheer Henry Rollins up by giving him some new tattoos in this drawing from Brandon Bird
A documentary about the “fading art form and language of Russian criminal tattoos.”
If you treat your body like an art collection, and are anywhere near NYC, you should make an appointment. Mister Cartoon will be tattooing February 25th through March 5th, 2010.
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