At last we've received our very own copy of what many have coined as the most anticipated tattoo book of the year; and for the love of praise, this ones damn good...
Enter, Tattooing's Guide to Symbolism, Cor Mysterium Volume I, by Never Sleep Publishing.
The book opens with a foreword by none other than Don Ed Hardy himself. With the turn of each page you’ll find these varying works cover a wide range of topics from implicit to the obscure. Aside from nearly 200 original paintings, the book also offers a legend deconstructing the key symbolism behind each contribution.
"The fight of life and death, sky against earth, good fighting evil, and past versus present. There can only be one." - Johan Svahn
"Real world attributes of an image and the feelings that are stirred up when viewed play a huge role in it's symbolism..." - Matt Beckerich
In recent years, the landscape of tattooing as an art form has progressed into somewhat of a modern-day renaissance.
Whether you're looking for ideas for your next piece or an artist wanting some solid reference, Cor Mysterium covers all the bases. Get your copy here.
Cover Art by Grez (@kingsavetattoo)