Book Review: Tattoo Street Style By Nicolas Brulez

Tattoo Street Style Book Cover

When I first moved to New York City about 20 years ago, I didn’t know many people, and so I spent a lot of time by myself, exploring my East Village neighborhood, and just people watching. On Sunday afternoons, I used to enjoy sitting at a window table at the late, great 7A Restaurant, having a cheap, boozy brunch while  watching the parade of tattooed rockers and rock star wannabes that would pass me by on their way to their mid-afternoon adventures. It’s true what they say that some of the best forms of entertainment are totally free.

Kirkis
Kirkis (I Love his Pants and Shoes!)

If you love people watching and also enjoy tattoos, as well as hearing the stories behind those tattoos, then you will enjoy checking out this new book called Tattoo Street Style, by photographer Nicholas Brulez.  Once the mark of an underground subculture, tattoos have truly stepped out of the shadows and into the streets. In his entertaining new book, Brulez, the creator of the Tattoorialist  website, searches the streets of Paris, Berlin, America and beyond for the most innovative and stylish tattoos in the world.

Kirkis Tattoos 1

Above and below, a selection of Kirkis’s really fun tattoos!

Kirkis Tattoos 2
Gengar, a Pokemon Ghost

Camille
Camille

Showcasing over 300 photographs of diverse people and their unique tattoo designs — from nautical themes to Video Game style and everything in between — this is an inspirational anthology of modern tattoo culture. The book features brief interviews with many of the 100 people photographed, as well as key information including the name of that tattoo studios responsible for each tattoo.

Camille's Bow Tattoo
Camille’s Bow Tattoo

The tattoo facts say it all: the number of tattoo parlors in the UK has tripled in the last decade, and one in five Americans now has a tattoo — up from 14% in 2008. While tattoos may have become almost ubiquitous, there is still a lot of room for individual creativity and style, and you’re certainly going to see designs in these pages that you haven’t seen on anyone’s skin previously.

Vincent Brun
Vincent Brun

Vincent Tattoos 1

Above and below, more of Vincent’s tattoos!

Vincent Tattoos 2

I really enjoyed seeing all of these great photographs of people all over the world, not only out on the street, but in their own homes, just doing what they do.

Cedric
Cedric

Cedric's Tattoos
Cedric’s Tattoos

Tattoo Street Style is a very fun book, and with the Holiday Season coming up fast, it would make a great gift for the tattoo aficionado in your life. With a cover price of $20.00, this high quality paperback book is available from Amazon.com for just $14.58! Click This Link to purchase now!

Tattoo Street Style Back Cover

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