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Slave To The Needle: 20 Years of Original Art from A Celebrated Seattle Tattoo Shop

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Slave To The Needle: 20 Years of Original Art From A Celebrated Seattle Tattoo Shop, a unique look into carefully executed tattoos by a shop that has been doing it for over twenty years.

Professional tattoo artists and their clients showcase tattoo imagery in various forms, featuring traditional and neo-traditional Americana, Japanese themes, and New School designs. Find geishas, sugarskulls, dragons, and more executed with the utmost care and precision in this unique display of tattoo art that goes beyond the ordinary flash book to convey how inspiration makes its way from mind to skin. This celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the original Slave to the Needle tattoo shop in Seattle starts with an illustrated history of how the shop came to be—during the “Tattoo Renaissance” of the mid-’90s. There is a section dedicated to paintings and ink drawings of surreal and fantasy art and vibrant flash, followed by a collection of stunning sleeve, backpiece, and bodysuit designs created by the shop’s owner, crew, and guests. This retrospective is a vital component to any serious tattoo artist or collector’s library.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 520 color photos | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352683 | Binding: hard cover | $29.99

About the Author
After growing up in the Southern California punk rock scene, Aaron began serving an apprenticeship in Seattle in 1993. Since then, his work has been featured in most international tattoo magazines, and he’s earned hundreds of accolades. Aaron had a monthly column in Skin and Ink magazine, and has also contributed numerous articles to other various trade magazines over the years. When not globetrotting or painting, he can be found tattooing at Slave to the Needle, his home base in Seattle.


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