Renowned tattoo artist Lal Hardy introduces some of the world's most esteemed tattoo artists, and selects some of their finest work. One of the most popular modern art forms, tattoos are everywhere and the designs have come a long way from the traditional roses, Celtic crosses and Chinese symbols. Tattoo Masters will feature some of the most pioneering and well-known names such as Bob Tyrrell, Horiyoshi 3, Joe Capobianco, Louis Molloy, Valerie Vargas, Paul Booth, Filip Leu, Freddy Negrete. For each artist Lal outlines how and why they have become influential and revered within the tattoo world. Descriptions of the artists are accompanied by over 250 colour photographs. Written by someone in the heart of this vibrant and constantly evolving world, Tattoo Masters is a fascinating guide to the artists who are creating some of the most imaginative and exciting tattoo art today.
Lal Hardy is the proprietor of legendary New Wave Tattoo in North London, which has been in business since 1979. He has tattooed a remarkable variety of celebrities, from Premier League footballers to rock stars and movie actors.