Photos from photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce’s book 100 Beards, 100 Days.
Inkarnation is a confession of faith coming to life. Inkarnation is different. Inkarnation features selected premium photography from international top notch photographers. Artists, pin-ups, musicians and people with attitude. No ordinary tattoo stuff from stars to hearts.. inkarnation is about love and passion for the tattoo, combined with attitude and rockâ€™n’roll lifestyle. Unique tattoos of individuals, who love their lives as colorful as their tattoos. Thatâ€™s why the coffee-table book covered in black-leather looks like a book of prayers.
View photos after the jump.
Jackie Bischof of The Wall Street Journal visits Brooklyn’s Williamsburg area where tattoo shops are thriving. The video features tattooers Jeb Maykut and Erick Diaz. Photographer Paul Nathan discusses his book of portraits “Generation Ink” and shares his thoughts on society’s “shift”. Hit the jump to watch the video and to view photos by Lauren DeCicca.
Our friend Jinxi of jinxiboo.com wrote, edited, and collected submissions for the newest Memento Publishing book named Animal Ink. Animal Ink features 304 full-color pages of beautiful animal tattoos from over 160 talented tattooists from around the world.
The 11 x 8.5″ hardbound, coffee table style book contains 62 stories about select tattoos, that detail the meanings and inspiration behind each; told from the perspective of the collectors who wear the ink and the artists who inked them.
A biography and tribute to one of tattooingâ€™s most legendary figures. This book follows Zeisâ€™s life from birth, documenting his many interests as well as his formidable ventures in tattooing. This book documents the life and work of this influential man, from the young days train-hopping to his adult years running The Zeis Studio and performing as Uncle Milty the clown. It also includes 95 of todayâ€™s best tattooers paying homage to Zeis by repainting some of the most iconic flash sheets distributed by The Zeis studio from the 1920â€™s to the 1970â€™s.
Following up on Penguin America’s successful tattoo-based series last year, Penguin UK has redesigned the covers of six British classics.
The design team at Penguin chose 6 tattooers to help them with the project. The chosen artists include Duncan X, Han van de Sluys, Judd Ripley, Lynn Akura, Russ Abbott and Valerie Vargas.
George Burchett was born in Brighton in 1872. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of thirteen after being expelled from school for tattooing his schoolmates. It was in the navy that he honed his skills for the art. He opened his first studio in London at the age of 28 and earned the title “King of Tattooist”.
His tattoo designs were influenced by the art he saw during his travels around the world and especially that of Japanese tattooing. In the 1930′s he developed cosmetic tattooing as seen in the video above.
Burchett passed away at the age of 81 while getting ready for work on Good Friday in 1953.
An informal collection of his experiences and observations during his career as a tattooist was published in 1958 under the title ‘Memoirs of a Tattooist’.
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Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor discuss their book on literary tattoos.
About the book:
“The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos â€” a collection of 100 full-color photographs of human skin indelibly adorned with quotations and images from Pynchon to Dickinson to Shakespeare to Plath. Packed with beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations â€” and statements from the bearers on their tattoosâ€™ history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work â€” The Word Made Flesh is part photo collection, part literary anthology written on skin.”
Hit the jump to view the cover, a couple of pages from the book and a link to their site.