List of tattoo artists in this book
Jack Rudy, Jesus "Chuey" Quintanar, Freddy Negrete, Isaiah Negrete, Mark Mahoney, Timothy Hendricks, Antonio Mejia, Guero Gallegos, El Choky, Chris Brand, Ben Grillo, Pablo Ash, Maneko, Allan Padilla, Krazy K, Eddy Reyes, Scrappy, Tatu Will, Enrique Castillo, El Stomper, Goethe, Clarens Monroy, Chente, Espi, Mister Cartoon, Abey Alvarez, Diego Garcia, Lil Roy, Pint, Laura Satana, Indio Reyes, Jose Lopez. From Street Art to Fine Art
The title of the first volume, TRADITIONAL BLACK & GREY is actually not the usual language, in the tattoo scene you simply speaks of "Black & Grey". Since the greyscale tattooing has however now developed in different artistic directions, the addition "traditional" was chosen in order to distinguish the original style of its offshoots.
Traditional Black & Grey discribes tattoo art, which stuck to it's roots. The roots from a time, when skin was tattooed with DIY machines made of cassett recorders, guitarr strings dipped in india ink and diluent.
The essence of this black-gray art is captured in the photographs by co-author Edgar Hoill. Selected images with quotes from the artists and tattoo collectors initiate the book; followed byinterviews with Jack Rudy, the originator of Black & Grey, and the young tattoo miracle Jesus "Chuey" Quintanar.
The stories and works of these two artists are the prelude to a gallery, where also tattoos from other pioneers of this genre such as Freddy Negrete, Brian Everett, and Mark Mahoney can be seen.