Exploring how the visual language of the tattoo has evolved from those early days – Vintage Tattoo Flash: Volume 2 is a rich archive of previously unseen traditional American tattoo designs collected by legendary tattoo master and artist, Jonathan Shaw.
From 1900s Bowery, to 1950s Texas and 1960s LA – it’s a record of an ephemeral art form. Hearts, skulls, roses, panthers – it’s proof that though the technology may have evolved, certain motifs and aesthetics will remain timeless.
Take a look at some of the tattoo flash below, and buy the book now from powerHouse books.
Signed copies with a personal dedication and a piece of original artwork can be ordered directly from Jonathan Shaw at email@example.com