Tattoos have long gone from badges of insurrection to style statements totally absorbed into mainstream tradition. They’re taking part in a renaissance, with image designers and artists developing area of expertise tattoos for a rising target market, unleashing a revival of passion within the bawdy antique tattoo. Old-fashioned tattoos are being rediscovered (occasionally satirically, occasionally no longer) by way of a brand new era. At first embraced by way of rebels, sailors, and gangsters, those tattoos—damaged hearts, bare women, floral motifs, and maritime trademarks—are actually appearing up at the style runway and in track movies. This e book chronicles antique motifs in thematic chapters interspersed with profiles of influential tattoo artists and their unique designs: Sailor Jerry Collins, Don Ed Hardy (“the Godfather of Tattoos”), Mike “Rollo Banks” Malone, Bert Grimm, Japan’s Horiyoshi III, and Shanghai’s Pinky Yun.