|TATTOO ROAD TRIP |
Get up close and personal with Southern California’s most legendary and trend-setting tattoo artists. Take a guided tour of over two dozen of the hottest tattoo shops in Southern California. From Santa Barbara to San Diego, from Victorville to Venice,
join Skin & Ink Editor in Chief Bob Baxter as he gets down and dirty with world-class artists Dave Gibson, Jack Rudy, Dottie M., Baba, Greg James, Mark Mahoney, Baby Ray, Tennessee Dave, Joe Vegas, Patty Kelley, the inimitable Bob Roberts and many, many more! Hop aboard and feast your eyes on hundreds of full-color photographs from the best of today’s ink sinkers. Read about your favorite artists. Hear the spicy gossip. See the gorgeous gals and lusty men sport their traffic–stopping ink. Turn the pages. Meet the artists. Take the Trip. The Tattoo Road Trip!
Travel along behind the scenes with Skin & Ink editor on his two-week solo journey through the small towns and big cites of America’s Pacific Northwest. From the Oregon-California border, northward to Washington State and over the border to Vancouver, B.C., every day is a new adventure, as Bob meets the exotic women and lusty men who proclaim their individuality from Grants Pass to Seaside, Seattle to Surrey. Meet the living legends of the art – Terry Tweed and Dave Shore, Pete Stephens and Don Deaton, John the Dutchman and Vyvyn Lazonga. Talk with the World’s Most-Tattooed Woman, Krystyne Kolorful. Check out the new wave of ink sinkers, from Anchor Tattoo to Electro-Ladylux, Tiger Lily to Lucky Dog. And say a graveside good-bye to Bert Grimm, the man who tattooed Bonnie and Clyde.
Armed with only his camera, a laptop computer and a box of energy bars, Bob Baxter sets out to discover the tattoo pulse of the Pacific Northwest. Meet many of the great artists in the mysterious shops and secret backrooms of this, the most exciting art movement since the Renaissance!