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This Is Meant To Hurt You — An Exploration of Beauty Through Tattoos

This Is Meant To Hurt You — An Exploration of Beauty Through Tattoos

Entertainment1 min Read

This book sheds light into the lives of three American tattooists and features striking photographs of tattooed models.

Javier Betancourt’s recent book, This Is Meant To Hurt You, is a collection of interviews, tattooists’ artwork, and photographs of beautiful alternative models. These images of body art and gorgeous women are organized around intimate conversations with artists. These interviews give a compelling look at what it’s like to lead a career in the industry and the unexpected places from which tattooers draw inspiration. 

To see more of the book, visit its Instagram page. Also, should you like to experience the interviews firsthand, order a copy here. Be sure to also visit Betancourt’s, Boyer’s, Albrigo’s, and Santibañez’s Instagrams to check out more of their awesome tattoos.


Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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