Synopses & Reviews
This inspirational subject-based directory presents the very best in modern as well as traditional tattoo art, and will appeal to both seasoned tattoo enthusiasts and those wanting to acquire a tattoo but unsure of the creative possibilities. Tattoo Art features an extensive gallery of superlative imagery, arranged in imaginative sections and including famous faces, fantasy, nature, love objects (such as pin-ups, and romantic symbols), cartoon characters and humorous scenes, personal narratives and symbolism, fusion or mixing of themes, and beautiful examples of abstract or dot work. Tattoo Art is written by authoritative tattoo journalist and acclaimed photographer Doralba Picerno, and promises stunning full-color pictures and incisive commentary.
This book showcases the most exciting and entertaining examples of street art from around the world, giving the background of the artists who created it and exploring the humor or political messages conveyed by this cutting-edge form of self-expression.
About the Author
London-based journalist and acclaimed photographer Doralba Picerno is a regular contributor to Total Tattoo magazine and several other tattoo publications. Her dedication to the body art scene gives her a unique understanding of tattoo art. Her first book, Piercing, was a striking collection of portraits of pierced individuals. Tattoo Art is a follow-up to her successful Tattoos: Ancient Traditions, Secret Symbols and Modern Trends in which she explored the history of tattoos, showcasing the work of the world's leading tattooists.