[Tattoo - Designs - Portraits]
Tattoos continue to move into the mainstream and grow in popularity with each passing day. For the talented and decorated artists behind these designs, the tattoo is not just a way of adorning the human form, but a way of honoring our bodies, celebrating our icons and loved ones, inspiring ourselves to accomplish our goals, and remembering and marking defining experiences -- a way of life. Tattoo Delirium profiles top tattoo artists around the world, exploring their inspiration, tools, techniques, strategies and thought processes for creating unique, beautiful, and inspirational tattoo designs. What defines them as artists? What were their most challenging tattoos to create? Which ones did they have reservations about? Each artist is introduced with a short biography explaining who they are and why they were drawn to the tattoo design field, notes and musings from them on their clientele and favorite tattoo designs are featured, along with full-color photographs and sketches from their extraordinary creations.
Harper Collins (2009) 192 p. 22 x 24 cm - Softcover