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Many of you know that I'm a huge fan of blogger/author/all-around-awesome-human-being Jinxi Boo Caddel for a myriad of reasons, many of which I've written about here before. Well, here's another reason: her Inspiration Art Project Series, beautiful hardcover publications designed to do exactly what the name says -- inspire exciting interpretations of particular themes by presenting a finely curated ensemble of art in different mediums focused on those themes.
Eight Arms of Inspiration: The Octopus Art Project book, which Jinxi co-published with Memento Publishing, is a perfect example of this. In the book's 336 pages, the octopus is interpreted by 440 artists of different disciplines and genres in nearly 1,000 different ways, including tattoos, photos, graffiti, jewelry, cake art, glasswork, pottery, poetry and so much more. If you're looking for reference for your next eight-armed cephalopod tattoo, this book is a must-have especially.
The next incarnation of the Inspiration Art Project series will be entomology and insects, and Jinxi is looking for your bug art, also in all different kinds of mediums as long as the artwork focuses on insects, arachnids, or snails, -- and it should be some kickass work. [For the Eight Arms book, they had close to 1,900 images submitted, so naturally not everyone makes the cut.] The deadline for submission is June 3, 2013. More info here.
A bird-inspired book is schedule for 2014.
Here's the best part of this project: a percentage of the proceeds of all book sales through Jinxi's Out of Step Books goes to Donorschoose.org in an effort to keep arts education alive and thriving. So far, donations have gone to 23 art classrooms in need, and donations will continue with the new insect book. There are also art prints for purchase, and all the proceeds from those sales go to Donorschoose.org. See why I'm such a huge fan of hers?!
Check more of the titles and art available on Out of Step Books and Like them on Facebook.
We've been getting a lot of requests for information on vegan tattoo practices, and so I thought it best to defer an expert on the topic: tattooed vegan mom and author Jinxi Boo. Jinxi recently posted an information sheet on vegan inks and aftercare that was created by The Vegan Society, and includes a wealth of links to products and online articles discussing veganism in tattooing.
Also check out the blog VeganTattoos.com, which posts tattoo images and the stories behind them, as well as a list of vegan-friendly tattoo studios in the US. You can follow Vegan Tattoos on Twitter.
On Facebook, the Vegan Tattoo group has their own list of vegan tattooists and also post photos of their tattoos.
If you have a favorite vegan tattoo site or forum that's not linked here, let us know.
[Photo found in the Peta2 Flickr pool.]
I was once told by a Maori artist, who wore and tattooed his ancestral Ta Moko designs, that you're not really tattooed unless you have a badass skull on you. [His was an 80s metal version.] Skull imagery hold a sort of power, a reminder of our mortality that can evoke fear or defiance (a la 80s metal skulls). Its artistic interpretations are vast, particularly in our tattoo community. Paying homage to memento mori is Cranial Visions: Exploring The Skull Through Artistic Interpretation.
This 240-page hardcover, released by Memento Publishing, is the brainchild (sorry) of Mike DeVries and Jeff Johnson and edited by the wonderful Jinxi Caddel. Here's what Jinxi says of the project:
Cranial Visions honors the skull through artistic interpretations and many different mediums, including: tattoos, paintings, sketches and drawings, mixed media, digital art, graffiti, photography, and "skullptures." Each chapter is dripping with inspirational images created by masters of their crafts. Over 800 diverse, bold, and creative images of skull-related artwork. An outstanding book for reference if you are a tattoo artist, as it features angles and ideas from all sorts of perspectives.You can purchase the book on Mike's online store for $69.99. I highly recommend it.
Cranial Visions: painting by Shawn Barber
Cranial Visions: tattoos by Daniel DiMattia
See more samples from the book on Jinxi's blog.
Another fantastic blog I read is Jinxi Boo, which features the beautiful musings of Jinxi Caddel--heavily tattooed writer, mom, vegan, freethinker, cupcake guru, among so much more deliciousness.
Jinxi has a portion of her blog dedicated to tattoo history and advice called Tattoo Corner. One of the many helpful tips is her thoughts on sitting for long tattoo sessions.
Recently, she added to those tips with further advice from tattoo artist Timm McKenny.
Here are five of my favorites (with my own thoughts added) that I forget myself from time to time:
1. Stay hydrated. This does not mean drink whiskey. [You know who you are!]
2. Breathe. Sounds obvious but, on more than one occasion, I've seen people pass out because they didn't do so.
3. Communicate. Early. Clearly. Honestly. Those who've passed out failed to do this as well. It doesn't make you less worthy of the tattoo if you have to take a break here and there. Don't be afraid to speak up if something feels wrong to you in any way.
4. Don't psyche yourself out beforehand. I kinda did this last time when I got my foot tattooed. I kept saying to myself, damn, this is gonna hurt--and it did--but I should've went into it with a better attitude.
5. Believe that you are capable of great feats. In all things in life.
Read more here and here.
Photo of Jinxi by MichellexStar.