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Tattoo Darling
by Fiona Killackey
on 10 May 2007
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From the land of tulips, Edam cheese and clogs comes Angelique Houtkamp—tattoo artist, painter, collector and shoe designer. Making her imprint on the global art stage, Houtkamp's images reflect the graphic romance of old–school tattoos, the heyday of the Wild West and the mystery of Spain. From Sultry pin–ups, broken hearts, swallows and sailing ships, to black panthers, mermaids, spunky cowgirls, horseshoes and cacti, Houtkamp has become internationally renowned and respected for creating original and inspiration art. Already a veteran when it comes to having her work used in magazines, CD covers, postcards, buttons and clothing, Houtkamp has decided to try her hand at books, with her debut offering, Tattoo Darling, set for release in October 2007. Available in a softcover regular edition plus a special hardcover format, this 80–page full–color text explores the diverse and spectacular art formations Houtkamp has become famous for. Outré Gallery in Australia is now taking early orders (including international and wholesale), so contact them (info [at] outregallery [dot] com) to make sure you don't miss out.

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