Drawings for Tattoos - Ed Hardy

Drawings for Tattoos - Ed Hardy

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Gorgeous ground-breaking new book of studies for tattoos from Hardy-Marks!

This book presents a lavish array of HardyÂÂÂÂÂÂ’s drawings for custom tattoo commissions —ideas that were never tattooed, works from early childhood, and works from his art school days. All are placed in the context of an essay about how the impulse to draw is at the core of tattooing as a medium.

Many works created for custom commissions include breakthrough pieces from the late 1960s and early 1970s. These were responsible for tattooingÂÂÂÂÂÂ’s present-day global explosion. Examples of designsÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ evolution through various stages provide a never-before-seen document of HardyÂÂÂÂÂÂ’s process. A majority of the works are reproduced actual size.