Stunning large-scale tattoo work by stellar tattooists are captured in Markus Cuff's new book entitled "Torso" -- a 120-page hardcover of Markus' photographs spanning 16 years, which document tattoo culture and the evolution of the art form across the United States and Pacific Islands.
The artists include Horiyoshi
III, Mike Rubendall, Horitaka, Jill Bonny, Khalil Rintye, John The Dutchman, Carlos Torres, Matt Breckerich, Clark North, Aaron Coleman, Steve Looney, Ron Earhart, Nate Bunuelos, Edwin Shaffer,
George Campisi and Denny Besnard. Their differing tattoo styles conveyed in backpieces and front torso tattoos should be of interest to a wide range of tattoo enthusiasts.
The "Torso" book release and signing will be tomorrow, Thursday, November 20th, from 7-10pm, at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. There, you can pick up a copy of the book; also, grab it online now here or pre-order from Amazon here.
[Interesting side note on Markus: In addition to being a photographer and artist, he was also the original drummer for Emmylou Harris and the cult band The Textones.]