Tattoo artists customize their machines with coins, keys, and other found items. Over time artists fine-tune their tools to fit their personality and tattooing style.
This book is a collection of photographs of every tattoo artist practicing in Athens, Ohio, at the time of the project and a selection of the tools they use to produce their art. I've also included transcripts of my interviews with the artists.
nude+necklace Published July 08, 2011
Photographs Published September 18, 2010
From Ah-choo! to Machu Picchu Published August 24, 2009
Usha usha! Published August 13, 2009
Manhole Covers and Other Utility Cover Plates Published August 13, 2009