Geek Ink (Hardcover)

The World's Smartest Tattoos for Rebels, Nerds, Scientists, and Intellectuals

By Inkstinct

Race Point Publishing, 9781631064586, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

List Price: 25.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Calling all ink addicts! If you want to celebrate your passion for something in the form of a tattoo—or are just fascinated by them—Geek Ink will have you covered, literally and figuratively. This tattoo inspiration sourcebook and ultimate coffee table book presents mind-blowing tattoos on themes from science fiction and fantasy, as well as a wide range of topics across science, mathematics, literature, fine art, cult cinema, and philosophy.

The cutting-edge designs from the most sought-after and acclaimed contemporary tattoo artists from around the world cover all types of fandom. Among the topics:
  • Fine art: Gustav Klimt, Michelangelo, Dali, and Van Gogh
  • Films: Star WarsBatmanBack to the FutureMetropolisThe Wizard of Oz, The Gremlins, My Neigbor Totoro, Pulp Fiction
  • Literature: Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Prince, Life of Pi
  • TelevisionTwin PeaksGame of Thrones, The Simpsons, Family Guy, X-Files
  • Mathematics and geometry, including a Fibonacci vortex and intricate mandalas
  • Animals, both realistic and abstract
You will also find hyper-realistic floral designs, intricately detailed botanicals, and whimsical and puzzling works of surrealism. The tattoo styles range from sublimely simple line drawings to masterpieces that would have you spending days on end in the chair. The artwork is organized into two sections: the first, by artist, with an introduction to 25 of the world’s greatest tattoo artists, and the second, by theme.
 
Geek Ink incorporates commentary from creators of the Inkstinct project—which connects people with the finest tattoo art from 380,000 studios worldwide and has an Instagram fan base of more than 1 million—as well as interviews with world-renowned masters like Balazs Bercsenyi, David Cote, and Thomas Eckeard.
 
Embrace your weird with this definitive source for tattoo inspiration and appreciation.


About the Author

Inkstinct is the first project that offers tattoo enthusiasts a comprehensive database of the best contemporary tattoo designs from the world’s best artists, as well as useful information on tattoo care, favorite studios, curiosities, and trends. Starting with a large collection of studios in 2014, they developed an algorithm to create the only app that represents the most important worldwide collection of tattoo studios, images, and works. In just one year they created a database with more than 380,000 studios, each of which are synced directly with Facebook. In 2016 they allowed single artists to connect within their Instagram page and introduced the very first tattoo social network where users could upload their tattoos, find the best artist or studio in every city in the world, and experience tattoos as pure forms of art. Inkstinct’s main Instagram page now has more than 650,000 followers, including artists and fans from all over the globe.