Before the tattoo comes the art – and an intense creative process.
Bobeus’ first tattoo book, Stencils, examined the art of the tattoo mock-up. In this second volume, Stencils Vol. 2, he offers up more of his astonishing designs, displaying the artistry involved in transforming an initial sketch into a permanent tattoo on a customer's body.
The focus on mock-up design is unusual. All too often, these pieces of paper are discarded, or displayed on the artist’s studio wall for their own personal enjoyment. It’s a rare opportunity to see them celebrated as artwork in their own right, and provides a fascinating insight into the early stages of the artistic process.
Bobeus has a formidable reputation worldwide, thanks to his traditionally-inspired designs. He takes inspiration from artists such as George Burchett, but puts his own unique spin on each piece, bringing them firmly into the 21st century.
This tattoo reference book has a limited print-run of just 1,000, with each copy being hand-numbered by Bobeus himself. The paper used is of superior quality Munken Premium Cream.
If you appreciate old-school flash, this tattoo book is a must-have addition to your collection.
Title: Stencils Vol. 2
Paper-type: 90 gr. Munken Premium Cream
Size: 180 x 250 mm
Edition of 1000 (hand-numbered by the artist)