The Work of Nikko Hurtado

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Nikko Hurtado's work “About the Birds” is featured in 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz show in LA at Copro Gallery curated by Andrew Hosner, up until April 19, 2015.

Taboo: Ukiyo-e & the Japanese Tattoo Tradition

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 23, 2015
As one of the oldest forms of body modification, ritual scarification and tattoos have been found on mummies dated to the 2nd millennium BCE. In Japan, irezumi (the insertion of ink into the skin) existed as long ago as Neolithic times. Over the centuries, the practice has assumed multiple forms and carried with it a myriad of meanings...

Best of 2014: The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This unique archive documents Russian criminals' tattoos and their coded meanings. Included in the collection are more than three thousand tattoo drawings made by Danzig Baldaev during his time as a prison guard between 1948 and 1986. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society...

Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files @ Grimaldi Gavin, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 27, 2014
Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files is a selection of photographs of Russian prisoners tattoos collected by Arkady Bronnikov between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s. A senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs for over thirty years, part of Bronnikov's duties involved visiting correctional institutions of the Ural and Siberia regions.

Painting a Room with David Schiesser

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
David Schiesser is an extremely talented Germany tattoo and pen and ink artist. That is a given. In fact, he makes some of our favorite flash art in the world. But this room, literally noted on his website as "Painting A Room," is entirely painted with pen and ink, with amazing detail, skill, and narrative. We grabbed images from Schiesser's site and took our own detail shots from the main mural wall. Incredible stuff.

Jessica Harrison "Flash" @ LJ Gallery, Paris

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
The exhibition entitled "FLASH" in reference to flash tattoo, is a reflection on the tattoo as body modification imparting human skin (front and back) , from the writings of the philosopher Michel Serres speaking of the skin as a tapestry "tied" on both front and back. In his new series of porcelain figurines transformed entitled " The Painted Ladies "skin girls is entirely covered in traditional tattoos. Through another series of ceramics, more raw this time, Jessica worked imaging tattoo resuming its most symbolic motifs in 3 dimensions (heart, skull, rose, etc.)...

Slow Motion Tattoos

Illustration // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
An incredible look at the process of applying ink to skin, slowed waaaay down. Ah, the beauty of slow motion. Great video of a tattoo getting done by GueT out in Paris on Fabrice, a gentleman from Switzerland. Who wants tattoos?! 

Scott Campbell "The Smartest Thing I Ever Did Were Foolish Things For Love" @ Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
From the press release of tattoo and fine artist Scott Campbell's new exhibition: Emerging from a New York group of artists of the early 2000’s, consisting of Nate Lowman, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Campbell has become an internationally recognized figure within the art world. Known for his intricate works in a variety of unusual and exciting mediums, Campbell is at the forefront of young artists reintroducing craft and technique into art.

Mike Giant "Modern Hieroglyphics" @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
Mike Giant's openings always draw a huge crowd, especially because the graffiti, Rebel 8 fashion designer, and tattoo mainstay hasn't show in San Francisco in a few years. Well, he's back with "Modern Hieroglyphics...

Norm Will Rise @ Black Scale Tokyo

Graffiti // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Graffiti and tattoo artist, Norm, will be having a “Tattooing Art Show” in Japan at Black Scale on February 1st through the 5th. We aren’t sure if this will be an actual art show or just a guest spot tattooing, but if you’re in Japan we suggest to check it out.
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