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Thirty hand-picked tattoo shops and the work of over one hundred artists are included in this book showcasing the blossoming body art communities in New Mexico and Arizona. Displayed are over 600 color photos of tattoo artistry. Trendsetting artists create a wide range of tattoo art in motifs as diverse as the men and women who receive and appreciate them. The artwork ranges from the small to the large. Classic black and white artistry and modern full color work are featured. Themes captured include natural scenes, animals and birds, flowers, nautical scenes and symbols, Oriental motifs from dragons to geishas, portraits of loved ones, religious art, Day of the Dead motifs, occult symbology, and much more. The artists and their shops are also featured. For anyone with an appreciation of tattoo artistry, this book is for you.
About the Author
Bob Baxter is the Editor in Chief of Skin & Ink Magazine, bible publication of the tattoo world. Receiving his first tattoo when he accidentally jammed a ballpoint pen into his knee in the fourth grade, Baxter has become a key spokesman for the tattoo community and a leading advocate for the protection of tattoo arts among tribal cultures.