Scratch Art Book – Tattoo Artists

by on Aug.07, 2009, under Art, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on August 7, 2009

Scratch Board ArtOn a recent trip to Arizona, my hubby and I visited a tattoo shop in Jerome and this book was laying on the table for customers to flip through.  It encompasses one of my favorite art mediums scratch board.  Scratchboard art is when an artist takes a completely black surface – it is a panel covered in most times, india ink.  The artist then uses various scratching tools to uncover the white beneath to produce the desired picture and affect they are striving for. This hardcover book was put together by Guy Aitchison amongst others.  The artwork is all done by tattoo artists.

The book consists of the work of over 200 tattoo artists using various tools including tattoo needles to do the “scratching”.  I’m not sure why but Amazon sells it new for $40.00 and sellers on Amazon are selling used versions for over $100.00.???

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Tattoo Inked Designs August 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the book looks like it will be very interesting to read.

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