Author(s): Maria Kakoulas
Text in English & German. This is the second incarnation of what has been deemed the Bible of Blackwork Tattoos continues the first volumes photographic journey across the globe: showcasing the absolute best of tattoos that capture the magic of the ancient art form in exciting contemporary interpretations on the body. Within the 448 pages of this massive tattoo tome, including over 600 images, readers will explore quite different movements in tattoo art. Everything is possible, everything is allowed: black lines, dots, plains, hand-poked or tattooed by machine. And the creative scope is just unlimited: gorgeous traditional tribals, elaborated patterns and figurative designs, to the point of completely free and unconventionally tattooed layouts. The impressive diversity of tattoo designs presented in Black Tattoo Art II is based upon the great roster of international artists: 80 top tattooists from Saint Petersburg to Sao Paolo, Austin to Aotearoa, Barcelona to Brooklyn and beyond. They share their creativity, innovation, and spirit in presenting images of their tattoo and fine art work for this book. The book comprises five tantalizing chapters, preceded by short introductions: Ornamental / Neotribal, Dotwork, Celtic / Nordic, Abstract / Art Brut, and Traditional Revival. Altogether, these tattooed works convey the endless possibilities of art that can be created with needles and black ink only. Tattoo artists represented in this book: Tomas Tomas, Leo Zulueta, Laszlo Kis, Christophe Souloumiac, Roxx 2Spirit Tattoo, Daniel DiMattia, Jun Matsui, Nazareno Tubaro, Bong Padilla, Rory Keating, Colin Zumbro, Andreas Curly Moore, Rob Deut, Mikel Johnson, Mike The Athens, Christos (Christ)Zacharopoulos, Psychopat, Gerhard Wiesbeck, Hellenic Stixis, Calen Paris, Jacqueline Spoerle, Chris Higgins, Phil Cummins, Patrick Huttlinger, Tim Hunt, Jared Leathers, Dmitry Babakhin, Xed LeHead, Corson Hayes, Cory Ferguson, Tomas Tomas, Jondix, Vincent Hocquet, Daniel DiMattia, Nazareno Tubaro, Thomas Hooper, Galdo Marco, Matt Black, Delphine Noiztoy, Damien Voodoo, Amanda Ruby, Tattoo Pink, Nathan Kostechko, Gerhard Wiesbeck, Goldilox, Garcia Leonam, Kenji Alucky, Colin Dale, Kai Uwe Faust, Pat Fish, Dimon Taturin, Marianne Sundby, Eric Sundby, Fiumix, Kari Kjelskau, Raffaella Olomhe Ricci, Tor Ola Svennevig, Rory Keating, Zele, Simone Pfaff, Volko Merschky, Noon, idexa stern, Little Swastika, Cammy Stewart, Jef, Cy Wilson, Cy Wilson and Caro, Ran "Ruiner" Maclurkin, Leon Lam tattoo, Loic aka Xoil, Yann, Elle Festin, Zel Festin, Tomasi Suluape, Lard Yao Peter, Brent McCown, Durga, Jeremy Lo, Sulu'ape Pili Mo'o.