This amazing volume highlights the most classic tradition of Japanese iconography with a new light, sharp as a laser. It compiles over 300 paintings and illustrations and offers a glimpse into Mike’s wonderful and crazy creative world. Classic tales from the Japanese cultural tradition and timeless icons of this style – such as geisha, samurai, kabuki theatre actors, good and evil spirts, as well as divinities – become the protagonists of a bizarre, distorted and ironic universe.
About the author: Mike Dorseyis a renowned Cincinnati (Ohio) based tattooer and painter. His artworks are heavily based on ukiyo-e imagery, incorporating modern themes with a bizarre and ironic approach.
Size: 10" x 11.5"
Designed by Percy Waters
The tattoo flash and other items presented in this book come from Nick Ackman's personal collection of Percy Waters memorabilia that was put together from various sources. The designs were originally printed in the 1920s during the early years of Waters’ supply business while he was in Detroit. Nearly 100 years have passed since these designs were first printed for tattooers to use. Now they are being brought to you in this book,Designed by Percy Waters.
7 x 5 full color, soft cover, 240 pages featuring a brief introduction from Nick Ackman.
Ryuki Myserious Dragons Horiyoshi III
250 Exquisite illustrations published for the first time.
The great Horiyoshi III Nakano Yoshihito has no need of an introduction: for over forty years now he has been tattooing, painting and drawing and is renowned the world over for his incredible and versatile talent.
Ancient As Time: Acetates From the Collection of Lyle Tuttle
This volume contains hundreds of designs from the early days of electric tattooing through the 1970's, featuring many, rare and never before seen designs from tattooing’s past.
Proudly printed and bound in the USA with a durable, screen printed leatherette cover
(50) 8.5x11 pages on a premium quality high-gloss 100lb paper
Lay-flat book perfect for copying and tracing
Hand-picked acetate designs from the collection of Lyle Tuttle
Forward from Lyle Tuttle
Limited edition printing
Percy Waters Catalog
Royal Art Books has spent many hours retouching, enhancing and enlarging this extremely rare 1930's mail-order flash catalog from the tattoo supply legend, Percy Waters. The sheets in this book contain designs that have not been accessible to the every day tattooer due to the rarity of original Percy Waters production design sheets. These sheets have been enlarged to 16 times their original size and can now be easily re-worked for the purposes of tattooing. They are very excited to help bring these designs back into the language of Western-Americana and folk art through this book.
* please note that this book will be printed differently than first pressing.
Second Pressing (July 2017).
Proudly printed and bound in the USA with quality PUR binding
50-8 x 10 pages on a premium quality matte 100lb paper
Over 700 designs- more than enough for a whole career of traditional tattooing.
Full size reproduction catalog page included with every order
Old Glory Book
Yellow Beak Press is excited to announce their latest book, Old Glory! This new release is a collection of Quincy Lee Cooper flash, line drawings, and acetate rubbings that were once owned by Cooper that feature designs from legendary tattooers such as Jack Orr, Bert Grimm, Tex Howard, Sailor Jack Wills, Cap Coleman, E.D. Horton, Percy Waters, and Colorado Nick Wisner. With over 1,200 designs included in this collection, it is a reference gold mine.
9" x 11.5"
Heavy Hardcover Format
176 Full-Color Pages
Time Tattoo Art Today
Time: Tattoo Art Today, was an exhibition presenting original artwork from 70 of the worlds most influential tattoo artists including Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon, curated by fellow tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe and publisher Miki Vialetto, in collaboration with Somerset House. Each artist was commissioned to create a completely new work for the exhibition on the theme of Time, working with any medium and on any canvas apart from the usual surface of skin. The resulting collection ranges from oil painting, watercolours and traditional Japanese silk painting to paint layering on real skulls, airbrush and bronze sculpture. The catalogue has been published with great attention to detail, and testifies to this ambitious artistic project that took place at Somerset House in London: one of the most prestigious locations in Europe dedicated to contemporary art. KEY POINTS: Historical testimony of a one-of-a-kind event for tattoo art. Traditional tattooing styles are reinterpreted by tattoo artists who best represent contemporary tattooing, through truly original means of expression. Presenting works of art by the most famous tattooists in the world: from Don Ed Hardy to Horiyoshi III. It embraces a vast and extensive public, who are not only tattoo fans.
Bob Shaw Book - Private Collection
Over 150 Shaw designs from a private collection
120 page count
6" x 9" Landscape view
Coated cardstock cover
Dave Gibson, Bill Loika, and Danny Boy, the authors of this unbelievable collection, are three artist who have chosen the most classic traditional style as their graphic signature, with old school as the guiding force for their work. A Common thread runs through this impressive collection of daggers, palm trees, skull, snakes, eagles, roses and panthers. Linked together through friendship and mutual respect, these three artists have handcrafted these symbols and interpreted them each in their own way, Thought they all share the same graphic style of little color and a lot of black outline. As you look through this book, what comes to mind are the old flash which used to hang in tattoo shops, from America's old school. 1000 designs, uniting traditional with innovation. This collection is an important benchmark for fans of this timeless style.
Inward The Art Of Thomas Hooper
The latest book from the series The Great Books on the Art of Tattooing A priceless collection which celebrates the art of Thomas Hooper over 100 figures and the same number of patterns created by this great artist over the past few years. This selection includes paintings and drawings inspired by wild nature, intrigues woven by the unconscious, his famous and hypnotic geometrical patterns, cosmology, and religious images coming from the East. In these pages, Thomas Hooper is able to capture the complexities of reality once again, as he draws from a large variety of powerful symbols which highlight the deepest aspects of the human soul.
Tattoo Nation Movie
Tattoo Nation narrated by Corey Miller, reveals the tale of how Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy, Ed Hardy and Freddy Negrete helped to transform the tattoo industry and the way we think about tattoos.
In Memory Of: The Story of W.R. King
Wilbur Raymond King was born in New Albany Indiana in 1894. King began tattooing in 1912 after attending the Indiana school for the Deaf. He tattooed on America’s carnival/circus circuit before settling down in central Kentucky and finding a home with his wife Fannie in the early 40’s. Despite King’s hearing impairment, he made a living for himself as a tradesman, farmer, tattoo artist and sign painter up until his death in 1969.
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80-12" x 8" offset printed pages on a premium quality matte 100lb paper with flexible lay-flat stitch binding with a embossed fabric cover.
Over 40 sheets containing hundreds of King’s beautifully executed tattoo flash designs.
A full biography, family photos of Wilbur, photos of Wilbur’s machines.
Photos of Wilbur's tattoos.
Harry Allen Warren: American Tattooer
This book contains a collection of tattoo flash painted in 1934-1935 by tattooer Harry Allen Warren of Los Angeles California. His painting style is very similar to other Los Angeles Area tattooers of the time like Owen Jensen and Harry Lawson. Warren was mostly based in California but also traveled the west coast working with circus and carnival shows. The classic tattoo images presented in this book represent an era of Americana that is a time passed.
8 ¼ x 5 ¼ full color, soft cover, 110 pages with an introduction by the book's creator, tattooer Nick Ackman.
Ralph Ashwell Book
Yellow Beak Press is excited to announce their latest book about Harrisburg, PA tattooer, Ralph Ashwell! Born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in 1901, Ashwell was a tattooer from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Working as a trade laborer who held various positions while also tattooing, he was a hidden gem amongst the other practitioners of his day. His flash embodies the functional, technical, and artistic aspects that defined a multifaceted, visually oriented craft. With a career that spanned the Great Depression, at least two wars, and the accompanying waves of servicemen, Ashwell always had something to offer everyone – from roses and banners to military insignia and pop culture imagery. Despite a somewhat elusive history, he holds a place among America’s twentieth century tattoo artists. This book will contain over 100 never-before seen full-color flash sheets beautifully painted by Ashwell, spanning the late 30s to early 60s, along with a biography written and researched by Carmen Forquer Nyssen.
9" x 12"
Heavy Hardcover Format
116 Full-Color Pages
Yours Truly, Milt Zeis
Royal Art Books spent many hours re-touching and enlarging the production flash sheets featured in this 1940's Zeis Studio Catalog. These images have been enlarged to 30x their original size and can now be easily re-worked for the purpose of tattooing. This book features historic advertisements, featuring other tattoo items offered by the Zeis Studio. They are excited to bring these images back to life inYours Truly, Milt Zeis.
Proudly printed and bound in the USA
72-12" x 8" pages on a premium quality matte 100lb paper with flexible PUR binding.
Over 500 designs - including chest & back pieces - more than enough for a whole career of traditional tattooing.
Full size reproduction catalog page included with every order.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to the Zeis family and their work at ZeisStudio.com.
Chicago Tattoo Supply House
Presented in this book are objects Nick Ackman has collected that came from the Chicago tattoo supply house. Made in the 1930s and 1940s they allow us to look into the past – at what tattooing was like this period. Self-billed as the “World’s largest manufacturers of tattooing supplies” for all purposes, CTSH promoted products in an array of eye-catching flyers and attractive catalogs filled with photos and illustrations, useful information, and numerous design sheets. CTSH supplied tattooers with quality products for nearly two decades.
5 ¼ x 8 ¼ full color, soft cover, 150 pages with an introduction by the book’s creator, tattooer Nick Ackman.
Electric Tattooing, Experienced Work: Fred Marquand
Fred Marquand’s life is one of the most authentic representations of an American folk artist during the 1900s. The art displayed in this book represents some of the beautiful creations he left behind for the world to admire.
6 x 8 full color, soft cover, 270 pages with a biography on Marquand written by the book’s creator, tattooer Nick Ackman.