Juxtapoz Tattoo

After reading the Bushido book, I instantly felt the need to lay my eyes on this one I bought just last month. The idea was not to establish any connection between the 2 books, just follow my motivation to read on the theme.

Juxtapoz Tattoo brings us small portfolios of some known American tattoo artists, in an excellent edition in terms of quality. Printing is top finish, photos have great resolution and tones, and also the written content fulfills its intent.
Each artist is presented with a small one-page text followed by photos of his work. These texts are well written in their majority, not too repetitive, and the info ’bout each artist is well synthesized.

Despite the quality, there are some faults in terms of the artists chosen to be included in this edition.
The work portrayed lacks diversity. All tattooers have brilliant technical execution, but there is not a broad variety of styles and contents, no one breaking barriers or going at something more experimental.
In the end the book leaves me with the idea that the authors/editors went to half a dozen renowned shops from the West Coas/LA and NY areas and gathered the most notorious work from the artists working there (although some exceptions are made here and there).

There could have been much more international stuff on this book, and much more diversity, but still I consider it a nice buy and a great edition on the subject of tattooing, mainly due to the graphic/printing quality in it.


P.S.: Check out the work of Kore Flatmo, from Plurabella Tattoo Studio, the artist that most impressed me in the whole book.


4 Responses to “Juxtapoz Tattoo”

  1. 1 cavalasefanecas 23 December, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    yo man!
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  2. 2 vanessa 23 December, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    epa acho este livro um abuso, talvez por ser fan da juxtapoz. mas no geral acho que o livro esta bastante bom, é claro que acaba por se basear em estilos muito semelhantes,mas para quem gosta deste tipo de influencia nas tattoos, recomenda-se!!!

  3. 3 A Constant Refrain 23 December, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    quando falámos sobre isto pareceu-me um pouco fraco, mas gostava de ler depois.
    mas ainda la tenho o american hardcore

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