In 2016 I noticed an image of tattooed skin affixed to a wooden plaque. Today I initiate court cases against the Ministry of Public Security.
In the context of its exhibition on the history of tattoos, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will take a closer look at the Black and Gray style that came out of East LA.
The New-York Historical Society explores three centuries of Gotham’s relationship to the tattoo through vintage images, electric pens, and live demonstrations.
A huge, distorted skull appears like a slash across Hans Holbein the Younger’s 1533 “The Ambassadors,” and it’s only when viewed from an angle that the death’s head emerges from the painting in three dimensions. It’s one of the most famous uses of anamorphosis, but how to communicate this unique omen of impending mortality in a more personal way?