- Hundreds of stunning tattoos
- Represents a range of genres and artists
- Paperback; 512 pages
From Lal Hardy of London’s New Wave Tattoo comes a beautiful book filled with high-quality photographs of some of the most incredible, interesting images of body art that you might ever see. Representing a range of genres and about 80 artists, The Mammoth Book of Tattoos is an amazing art book that you?ll want to look at again and again.
With a strong showing by Japanese-style tattoos, characterized by enormous, highly stylized line drawings and vivid colors with gradient shading reminiscent of the woodblock prints of the pre-modern era and done without mechanized needles, this collection reveals wondrous marvels on every page.
The tattoo process can be long and drawn out over many sessions, and it requires a lot of patience and a high threshold for pain, but the beauty of the final product, a personal expression worn on the skin, an inside journey displayed on the outside, and ultimately only as permanent as its bearer, is an underappreciated art form that the world is just beginning to realize. Note: this book is rated PG-13.