Tattoo flash is a traditional art form displayed in tattoo shops throughout the world. This creative art form presents to shop customers a curated selection of pre-designed art for them to draw inspiration from, or choose to ink on the spot.
Cooler Gallery's 2017 show, which this volume was produced to accompany, challenged a wide range of visual artists to extend concepts from their bodies of work into the medium of flash—and in doing so challenge the form itself. This book is a compilation of two-dimensional artwork along with documentation of pieces people had inked (by tattoo artists Jon Mesa and Gabriel Pantoja) at the opening.
With tattoo flash by Tyler Boss, Farr Bryant, Jon Burgerman, Chiaozza, Dan Covert, Marika Cowan, Camilla Engstrom, Siobhan Gallagher, Chad Gordon, Josephine Heilpern, Kate Hush, Nastia Kobza, Danielle Kroll, Jojo Li, John Lisle, John F Malta, Aaron Meshon, Matt Panuska, Mike Perry, Alex Proba, Monica Ramos, Julia Rothman, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Nick Sumida, Edward Ubiera, and Valeriya Volkova.
Curated by Michael Yarinsky and Cooler Gallery
Published by Cooler Gallery, 2017
Softcover, 32 pages, 6 × 9.5 inches