Vintage Tattoo Flash Volume 2
ISBN: 1576878473
EAN13: 9781576878477
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 17, 2017
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 12" L x 11" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Vintage Tattoo Flash Volume 2

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In Vintage Tattoo Flash: Volume 2, Jonathan Shaw unearths more gems from his extensive and world-renowned collection of traditional American tattoo art. Comprised entirely of previously unseen and unpublished work, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off--contributing a new and important body of work to the historical record of this outsider art form.

Electric tattooing as we know it today was invented in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. In the first days of American tattooing, tattoos were primarily worn by sailors and soldiers, outlaws and outsiders. The visual language of what came to be known as traditional tattooing was developed in those early days on the Bowery and catered to the interests of the clientele. Common imagery that soon became canon included sailing ships, women, hearts, roses, daggers, eagles, dragons, wolves, panthers, skulls, crosses, and popular cartoon characters of the era. The first tattooists also figured out that using bold outlines, complimented by solid color and smooth shading, was the proper technique for creating art on a body that would stand the test of time. In the over 100 years since then, techniques and styles have evolved, and the customer base has expanded, but the core subject matter and philosophy developed at the dawn of Read More chevron_right

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