On Saturday, June 25, my homegirl, Beyoncé stan and Needles and Sins editrix Marisa Kakoulas, hosts the release party for her latest book, Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon, Comics, Pin-Up, Manga, New School at NYC’s Sacred Tattoo Gallery.
Published by Edition Reuss, the hardcover Color Tattoo Art is a doorstopper of the first order—10lbs. and nearly 500 pages of coverage and photographs celebrating “color bombs around the world by stellar international tattooists.” As Marisa further puts it:
Dragons mutated and infused with psychedelic colors in trippy tableaus. Preening pin-ups with the luscious, highly exaggerated proportions of adolescent fantasy. Creepy cute children inhabiting dark freakscapes. Political satire played out in anthropomorphic caricature. Kittens and rainbows.