Forever: The New Tattoo

September 20, 2012


To celebrate the publication of the new book Forever: The New Tattoo, the publishing house Gestalten have put together this short video and arranged an event this Saturday in Berlin at Gestalten Space!! The New Tattoo explores modern tattooing and its phenomenal growth over the last couple of years. Not only does the book look at some of the best and most varied tattooers currently working but also other areas of contemporary tattoo culture.


The event will take place this Saturday (the 22nd) in Berlin at  Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin from 6.30- 9.30 and there will be an amazing talk with the talented Alex Binnie, Duncan X, Matt Lodder, and Rafel Delalande. Forever


Matt Lodder the tattoo historian will give a brief talk looking at different media perceptions of tattooing in recent decades and in return present a new way of looking at and thinking about the tattoo. Duncan X and Alex Binnie will give a talk exploring the history of modern tattooing since 1980 and how the legendary shops Into You in London and Brighton have influenced and changed contemporary tattooing.


The book dedicates pages to the likes of Jondix, Guy Le Tattooer, Scott Campbell, Curly, Cris Cleen, Mark Cross, Liam Sparkes, Thomas Hooper, Fergadelic, Xed LeHead, Robert Ryan and many, many more… Information about purchasing this new book can be found here