It's estimated that one in four Americans has at least one tattoo. Once associated with criminality (at least in certain cultures), tattoos have become overwhelmingly common. This is not new news. Taking a deeper look into the phenomenon, contemporary...
Interview: Marisa Kakoulas and Margot Mifflin on Tattooing in the New Millennium
All things counter culture reach a point of popularity where they cease to exist exclusively in the periphery—some just take longer than others to reach the tipping point. Tattooing, for example, has existed for thousands of years, yet only in the...
Black Tattoo Art 2
In 2009 tattoo expert and enthusiast Marisa Kakoulas released "Black Tattoo Art: Modern Expressions of the Tribal," an extensive catalog of traditionally inspired and executed tattoos that has become known to many as the "Bible of Blackwork Tattoos...