Color Tattoo Art: Comics. Cartoon. Pin-Up. Manga. New School. by Marisa Kakoulas of Needles & Sins features the work of 42 artists from around the world. The book contains 496 pages and 580 images of tattoos, fine art & interviews.
‘A Movable Canvas’ by Emily S. Rueb for The New York Times. Photos by Piotr Redlinski.
For some yoga practitioners, the body is a sacred vessel that should not be tainted. For others, the skin represents a blank, movable canvas for tattoos displaying thoughts, texts and deities that inspire and inform their practice. These works of art, stretched across shoulders, chests, arms and legs, may be tucked away during the workday. But when clothing comes off, as it often does in yoga studios, they are on display for all to see.
Ira Chernova is 23 and was born in Moscow. She became interested in photography 4 to 5 years ago after realizing she needed something else to channel her energy into besides studying engineering. She began taking photos with her parents old film camera, but got more serious when she began traveling 3 years ago. Ira has spent the last year and a half on the road photographing the beautiful places she’s been and amazing people she’s met. Ira says even though Moscow is her hometown, she would not call it her residence. She’s currently looking for the place to call my home and start a new stage of her life.