This book is a collection of Martha Cooper’s photographs focusing on the then secret art, and began the life and work of traditional Japanese tattooist Horibun I. It’s a must have for those who appreciate both the craft of tattooing and photography.
I have some dumb tattoos. I LOVE dumb tattoos. I’m in Lafayette, Louisiana so decided why not get more? All I knew was it was either going to say Game Recognize Game or On With The Show. I saw a wizzzzzzzard and instantly recognized he had mad game. The guy tattooing me did not have a portfolio. He seemed cool and had been in the tattoo game for two years, so I just went with it. Half way through the wizzzzzard I saw the ICP on his forearm. I was so excited. Like when I see cake. We talked about ICP. He mad dedicated to them. Word. After we finished I asked if he had any more ICP ink. BAM he did not disappoint. Thanks Josh. This Faygo is for you.
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 Featuring previously unpublished photographs from her early days in Japan, the works document Japanese tattooing (irezumi) and the artist Horibun I at work.
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.
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