LA Weekly has put up a nice blog piece on “Perseverance,” a tattoo art-show that was held last Saturday at the Japanese National Museum in Downtown Los Angeles.
The show focused on traditional Japanese tattoos, with models going on display to show their full-body artwork. Perhaps the most striking aspect was that several artists were practicing the art of tebori, which shuns electrical tools, in front of a live audience. The show played on a common theme—the struggle to change the perception of tattoos, to validate them as a form of art. And it sounds that “Perseverance,” which focused the sacredness of the art form while giving the audience full access, was on the right path. Read the rest of the article here.