New York Lawyer and modern tattoo expert Marissa Kakoulas’ new book Black Tattoo Art lands on bookstore shelves today. While the book covers the origins tribal tattooing and its initial adaptation in Western hands (the very able hands of Leo Zulueta, I might add), the strength of the study comes in connecting the tribal to more abstract expressions of black tattoo art – for example dot work. In this effort, Kakoulas does a fine job connecting tattoo styles without minimizing their distinctiveness. A valuable edition to both art and tattoo enthusiasts book collections.
For more on Black Tattoo Art, read Karen Day’s review on Cool Hunting.
Note: For those interested the book will also be published in German.