Pushing Ink : The Fine Art of Tattooing by Spider Webb with photographs by Charles Gatewood is a book that opened new territory in 1979, revealing those who patronized underground tattoo artists. The bodies of these tattooed men and women stand in testament to an ancient art, long forbidden in the West. This is a celebration of tattoo art, the artists, and the bold canvases who dance across these pages with unabashed joy in their beautifully adorned flesh. It is the story of the fight to legalize and legitimize an art undeniably beautiful in design, bold in color, and stamped indelibly upon God's own earthly temple. Published by Simon & Schuster, 1979.
Softcover, 192pg. Color and B&W
11" x 8.5"