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Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash [Paperback]

Jo Waterhouse , Jesse Lee Denning
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14 Sep 2009
Tattoos and tattoo culture have gone mainstream in the last few years, with popular TV shows such as LA Ink, Miami Ink and London Ink making celebrities out of tattooists and their clients. Highly skilled artists, many tattooists have moved beyond the artwork they draw on skin to create personal work on canvas. Art by Tattooists is the first book to showcase this art. The book features thirty international artists who use a variety of mediums, from ink, watercolour, acrylic paint and oil to lino printing, painting on wood and board, and even examples of tattoo-style street art and skateboard graphics. Many of the artists are heavily influenced by the imagery they use as tattooists roses, hearts, skulls, scrolls, birds, pin-ups, etc. and carry this into their personal work. Other work features colours, themes or subject matter that is more subtly related to tattoo styles. Given the current popularity of all things tattoo-related, the book will have a wide appeal, not only to anyone interested in tattoo art and culture but also to artists, illustrators, designers and students.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (14 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856696316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696319
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jo Waterhouse is a freelance writer interested in many areas of art, including lowbrow, street, skateboarding, and tattoo art. She is the author of Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders' Art (2005) and Concrete 2 Canvas: More Skateboarders' Art (2007) and regularly contributes to several websites and art magazines, interviewing a variety of international artists.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Artwork by Tattooists that's not under the skin. 12 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
Art by Tattooists beyond Flash is a nicley put together book featuring the artwork of twenty-six tattoists. Each artist has a paragraph about them and then a few more paragraphs devoted to a questions and answers then on average four pages of artwork.

If you're a tattoo fan then you should be pleased with this book and below is a list of the tattoist featured.

Guy Atichison
Daniel Albrigo
Mandie Barber
Eric Von Bartholomaus
Chris Bourke
Clifton Carter
Dalmiro
Nate Diaz
Lola Garcia
Gillian Goldstein
Regino Gonzales
Angelique Houtkamp
Matt Hunt
Chance Isbell
Jondix
Jason d. Leisge
Carnie Marnie
Cody Meyer
Derek Nobel
Lucy Pryor
Robert Ryan
Linda Stigsson
Sumo
Steve Whittenberger
James 'Woody' Woodford
Michele Wortman

Amazon should have the look inside feature for this book i think.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice 3 Jan 2010
By J. Lamb
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
nice book. this is not really about tattoo designs so don't buy this if you are looking for tattoo work or pictures. it is alternative art by actual tattoo artists and i enjoyed it. some nice stuff. worth the money
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5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT 19 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
I enjoy drawing and getting tattoos and it's brilliant to see another side to tattoo artists. I love the book and the range of styles by artists. It's great to see them work in different mediums
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond in the rough. 20 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
Art by Tattooists is by far one of the best tattoo books I have found on Amazon and trust me I have bought a lot. I spent a lot of time researching a book before, wading through all the garbage but with this one I just went for it and was absolutely astonished with what came through my door the following day. A very sturdy and decent sized booked. The book features work from tattooing superstar Guy Aitchison from Hyperspace Studios as well as some of my favourites Angelique Houtkamp from Salon Serpent and Derek Noble from Lucky Devel. This book has art from all ends of the spectrum. Dark. Bio-organic. Traditional. But everything meets in the middle thanks to tattoo culture.

A pure bargain, a must have for all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine art cultural experience 29 Oct 2011
By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A far cry from indian ink and compass of yesteryear adolescence, these are canvas art master transfered to the skin by people who have looked back to the artistry of Japan and then reworked the style using a European sensibility although most of the artists here are based in the USA. If you are looking to get inked, and it is for life, even if you later get lasered read this book first. It will save you a lifetime of regret. A little bit of forethought and money will bring you to these Anglo artists based across the UK or you could travel to Holland or Barcelona

There are a number of UK artists in Brighton, Kidderminster, Worcester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Stafford. This takes the needled to another sense of artistry and would make the whole experience of getting a tattoo something that you wore for life rather than reflecting the blip of a youth cult or an infatuation.

A fine art collection.
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