Queer Tattoo offers readers a glimpse into the world of queer tattoo art. Created against what the authors and editors describe as the “hierarchies and patriarchal structures of traditional tattoo art,” queer tattooing looks to subvert that traditional tattoo scene.
“It aims to create safe, tolerant, and inclusive spaces where queer, nonbinary, and trans people can experiment away from the mainstream and develop their own individual styles and techniques,” the book’s news release states.
The collection, authored by Andrew Burford and Stewart O’Callaghan and edited by Florian Rudolph, Benjamin Wolbergs, and Brody Polinsky, features 50 international tattoo artists.
Below are 26 images featured in the Queer Tattoo.
Find out more about Queer Tattoo and how to order the book here.
All photos are courtesy of Publisher Verlag Kettler
The editors of the book released the following manifesto:
In response to the void of queer representation in tattooing, #QTTR created an online movement. A community of those tattoo makers and getters, allies, and studios alike, now share their impact. This book celebrates a zeitgeist of contemporary tattooing, reflected through the queer lens. To further the propagation, it needs commitment to offline demonstration, now in print form. During the past seven years, the community has taken many personal, professional, and political strides forward. This is an invitation for you to raise your awareness and engage deeper with what has become queer tattooing.