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.