Results tagged “Color Tattoo Art”

Jan201225
10:55 AM
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Black & Grey tattoo case 480.jpg In one week, my worldly possessions will be transplanted into a new home. Granted, that new home is only five blocks away from the one I'm typing in now but that doesn't make these boxes any lighter. For many, the heavy lifting is furniture or Bigfoot Garden Yetis. But for me, it's my big-ass books. Please don't make me carry them all.

As an incentive, from today until February 1st, I'm reducing the price of my author copies to reduce any potential back problems. Here's the offer:

* Black & Grey Tattoo 3 Volume Box Set: All 3 books in sleeve and carrying case are now $320 including shipping in the US (a great deal as shipping this 20lb box is pretty pricey).

* Black & Grey Tattoo individual volumes:  Each book -- Traditional Black & Grey, Dark/Horror, & Portraits -- is now $120 each including shipping in the US.

* Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon. Comics. Pin-Up. Manga. New School: Now available for $130 including shipping in the US (retails for $199).

For US orders, you can hit up our Needles & Sins Bookstore, or contact me at marisa at needlesandsins.com. For orders outside the US, email me for shipping info. Again, this offer ends February 1st and as supplies last.

I'll even write a love note in the books if ya want. Because I do love you. xo
 
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Dec201106
08:59 PM
ed perdomo tattoo.jpg In the latest issue of Skin & Ink magazine (February 2012), I profile Ed Perdomo, who works his illustrative awesomesness in Gothenburg, Sweden at Heidi Hay Tattoo. Before settling in Gothenburg, the Columbia-born artist traveled the world to learn more about tattoo culture and improve his skills -- and of course have some fun personal adventures. Over time, he developed a style that reflects his personality: he is an eternal optimist, and his outlook on life is most evident in his bright, humoristic tattoo work.

In the article, Ed shares stories of his travels, how he developed as an tattooist, and highlights of his career. Here's a bit from that:

I had a collector from Germany who refused to look at the tattoo (on his back) until I finished. It was his first tattoo, and he traveled to Sweden for a 10-hour session. When we were done, he finally looked at it and then just broke into tears. He couldn't stop crying and laughing at the same time. When he caught his breath, he hugged me and thanked me for it. It was quite satisfying knowing that what I do makes some people really happy.
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Ed also discusses his first tattoos, done by his own hand:

Back in early '90s, maybe '92 or '93, I wanted to have a tattoo so badly, but I didn't know anyone who could do it, so I attached a little motor to a mechanical pencil and tattooed myself. It was a little tribal that I saw in a magazine. [It's gone now.] I did five tattoos on myself before I did any on friends. And that's how I got started. [...] It wasn't my plan to make my living out of tattooing. I was just trying it for fun, but rapidly the word spread, and at some point I didn't need to work at anything but tattoos. Eventually I fell in love with it.
And as is stressed in the profile, Ed believes the key to creating better tattoos, is constantly bettering your drawing. He says that he continues to learn, adding humbly that he hasn't succeeded in where he wants to be artistically, but he won't give up.

I think his work is playful and bold and inspiring, especially to those with a particular bent towards cartoon-styled work. See more of his tattoo and fine art on EdPerdomo.com and his Facebook page. You'll also find him working various international tattoo conventions.

Ed is featured in my Color Tattoo Art book, available for purchase in our online store.

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Aug201131
05:47 PM
tattoo books.jpgJust a quickie post to let you know that we now have a Needles & Sins online store where those in the US can buy author copies of my books quick and easy and cheap(er).

While Black Tattoo Art is currently sold out, I do have available copies of Color Tattoo Art and Black & Grey Tattoo.

For those outside the US, hit me up at marisa@needlesandsins.com for shipping rates.
Jun201125
10:57 AM
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Tattoo by Holly Azzara

It's party time tonight at the fabulous Sacred Gallery NYC in SoHo, from 8-10PM, celebrating the release of Color Tattoo Art: Comics. Cartoon. Pin-Up. Manga. New School. The 496-page hardcover -- which is graced with artwork such as those shown here -- will be available for the reduced rate of $150. [I'll also be selling any leftover books online for that same rate plus shipping. Hit me up at marisa at needlesandsins.com if interested.]

Special thanks goes out to sponsor Sailor Jerry Rum and to Sacred for hosting the event. There will also be other drinkies and pretty people. Hope to see y'all there!

Tony_Ciavarro_tattoo.jpgTattoo by Tony Ciavarro

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Color Tattoo Art Book Release Party
Sacred Gallery
424 Broadway 2nd Floor Rear
(Between Canal and Howard)
New York, NY 10013

Jun201116
06:24 PM
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Dragons mutated and infused with psychedelic colors in trippy tableaus. Preening pin-ups with the luscious, highly exaggerated proportions of adolescent fantasy. Creepy cute children inhabiting dark freakscapes. Political satire played out in anthropomorphic caricature. Kittens and rainbows.

They're all in Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon. Comics. Pin-Up. Manga. New School.

Yup, we've given birth to another monster in the series of large format, too-heavy-to-carry hardcovers for Edition Reuss Publishing. This time it's an ode to color bombs -- 496 pages filled with them. I'm honored to have worked with 42 exceptional artists from around the world (they are listed below), selecting 580 images of their stellar tattoo and fine art, as well as interviewing a number of them for thoughts on tattooing (and some personal gossip). It was a helluvalotta fun.

If you're interested in purchasing one of my limited author copies, they're available for the discounted rate of $150 plus shipping. [They retail for $199.]  Hit me up at marisa at needlesandsins.com for info.

The books are also available to my Europeans friends for 98 Euros and can be purchased via Hermansky Books.

For a sneak peak into the book, check out the Color Tattoo Art Flickr set.
  
Genko_tattoo_LOW.jpgTattoo by Genko


Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon. Comics. Pin-Up. Manga. New School. It's a highly literal title to describe a book dedicated to graphic, animated tattoos as well as the paintings and drawings of tattooists. Were this book to be published in the 80s and early 90s, it may have simply been called New School -- a label often used to describe art that didn't fit into traditional tattoo categories like Americana, Tribal, & Japanese. But today, with styles blurring and evolving at a great pace, these highly saturated works are moving in different directions, defying easy classification with a catchy title. I briefly discuss this movement in my introduction and in the artist interviews, but we've largely let the work speak for itself on these full-color pages.

Joe_Capobianco_tattoo_low.jpg Tattoo by Joe Capobianco

In the book, you'll find the awesomeness of these international artists featured:

Joe Capobianco, Tony Ciavarro, Genko, Gunnar, Kristel Oreto, Jime Litwalk, Kowhey, Fred Laverne, Ed Perdomo, Jee, Joako, Eva Schatz, Ulrich Krammer, King Rat, Leo, Sean Herman, Bammer, Daveee, Woodpecker, Josh Woods, Steph D., Jason Stephan, Dimitri, Broda, Slawek, May,  Tiraf, Holly Azzara, Naoki, Fide, Electric Pick, Leah Moule, Jesse Smith, Morof, Kozuru, Ivana, Dave Fox, Gerrit Termaat, Peter Bobek, Scott Olive, Kosei, Olivier. [Olivier's work is featured on the cover.]

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BOOK RELEASE PARTY: I hope you'll join us Saturday, June 25th, from 8-10PM at Sacred Gallery NYC in SoHo to celebrate the release of Color Tattoo Art. Copies of the book will be on sale for the discounted rate. [As well as discounted copies of Black & Grey Tattoo.] More info on the party to come.


Gunnar_art_low.jpg Fine art by Gunnar
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