Tattooing from Japan to the West: Horitaka Interviews Contemporary Artists

Tattooing from Japan to the West: Horitaka Interviews Contemporary Artists

by Takahiro Kitamura

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Overview

Meet twenty-six leading contemporary tattoo artists. Interviews and over 425 exciting color photos of their artwork, from tattoos to paintings, make this an invaluable tattoo resource. This is a viable contribution to tattoo history worldwide, containing insightful interviews with living legends like Don Ed Hardy, Doc Forest, Horiyoshi III, Paul Jeffries, Bob Roberts, and Mike Malone. These tattoo pioneers shed light on the tattoo\s evolution from a sub-cultural phenomenon to a mainstream trend, and explore tattooing as a "finer" art form. Their artwork runs the gamut, from full Japanese body suits to traditional Americana hearts and roses.\nSome of the best, established contemporary tattoo artists like Freddy Corbin, Theo Jak, Grime, Scott Sylvia, Chris Garver, and Horitomo are included, in addition to up-and-coming tattooers Jill Bonny, Scott Bryant, George Campise, Chris Conn, Paco Excel, Robert Hernandez, Eiland Hogan, Klem, Chad Koeplinger, Jason Kundell, Jason McAfee, Brent Patten, Juan Puente, and Jesse Tuesday.\nThis single volume by tattoo artist Horitaka is compiled from over three years of writing for Tattoo Life magazine, and is a necessary reference for anyone interested in tattoo culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764321238
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,232,903
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Takahiro Kitamura tattoos as Horitaka of the Horiyoshi III Family. This is his third book.

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