Synopses & Reviews
The book features 26 international artists who use a variety of media, from ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, and oil to lino printing, painting on wood and board, and even examples of tattoo-style 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 colors, themes, or subject matter that is more subtly related to tattooing.
About the Author
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), Concrete 2 Canvas: More Skateboarders' Art (2007), Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash (2009), and Indie Craft (2010).