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 Featuring previously unpublished photographs from her early days in Japan, the works document Japanese tattooing (irezumi) and the artist Horibun I at work.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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This book is simply amazing whether you’re into tattoos or not, and a great accompaniment to Erich Weiss’ documentary Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry.
A German man had Mini tattooed on his dick just to win a Mini Cooper. He had this to say, ‘Once I’m sitting in the car, it won’t matter anymore. Then the pain will be gone and it’ll be alright.’
Today I was lucky enough to have Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe show me the tattoos he has visible during game time. There’s a bunch, big thanks to Nike for hooking it up.
Tattooing in a Mexican prison.
“I was in Mexico City doing a documenting project, going into a big prison down there, Santa Marta prison. I really just wanted to document what they were getting tattooed. I got really close with some of the prisoners and spent two weeks in the prison, making crazy Frankenstein tattoo machines out of electric razors and guitar strings and toothbrushes, and tattooing a lot of these guys on the inside with them.”