This text is in English, German & Spanish. This volume is somewhat of a misnomer as it's simply called 'black & grey' in the tattoo community. But now that greyscale tattooing has moved in different artistic directions, the 'traditional' label is ...
used to set it apart from its offshoots. Traditional black & grey denotes tattoo art that has stayed true to its roots - a time when home-made machines made of cassette motors and guitar strings dipped in India ink and wash were used to mark skin. The essence of black & grey art is captured in the photography of co-author Edgar Hoill. Select imagery, with quotes from the artists and collectors, leads this volume followed by interviews with Jack Rudy, the Godfather of Black & Grey; as well as tattoo prodigy Jesus 'Chuey' Quintanar. Their stories and tattoo work precede the gallery, which includes tattoos from other pioneers of the style: Freddy Negrete, Brian Everett, and Mark Mahoney.
Number of pages: 336
Date of publication: 12/01/2011
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