DEATHLESS IS HERE.
My entire life has been surrounded by art and music. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I knew that my calling in this life was to make art. I was playing in rock and roll bands since Jr. High and drawing on everything and became obsessed with tattoo art and culture. I started tattooing my friends in my parent’s garage at the end of high school, for fun. I began studying fine art in college and slowly realized that the art of tattoo was something I could not let go of. I knew that I needed to devote myself to learning and growing, so I decided to pursue tattooing full-time in 2008. It has been an incredible decade of art-making, world traveling, personal growth, and artistic fulfillment on a level that I cannot put in to words. Early on I envisioned making a book that catalogues my body of work, and releasing it at the 10 year anniversary of my professional career.
Well, it has been 10 amazing years and after my son was born this summer; I knew it was time to put together this book. I have put hundreds of hours in to organizing hundreds of my favorite tattoos and a lot of my personal pieces of art from over the years. I designed the entire book myself. It is a huge collection of ultra high resolution photos that showcase all of the details of my technical ability. The book is 12x12” so in a lot of cases, the tattoos are larger than the actual piece, to really share how the pigment sits in the skin. DEATHLESS also includes some of my travels from around the globe, some insight in to my clients and their ongoing large scale tattoo projects, as well as my experiences tattooing several rock stars and celebrities.
I am so very proud to say that I am an artist that I am fortunate enough to have made a career out of making art, both on canvas and skin. Tattooing has changed my life, allowed me to see the world, make friends from every corner on earth, and provide a body of artwork that I am proud of. DEATHLESS showcases this all in the form of a beautiful coffee table book that I published myself. I am so glad to be able to have this huge 230 page book for my kids and their kids to remember me by. I made DEATHLESS for my family and clients. It gives me great joy to share it with you all. Thank you. Here’s to another 50 years of art and travel.
DEATHLESS is available in the STORE section of my website and my studio, THE BLACK LANTERN. It makes a great gift for any one of your loved ones who love tattoos and fine art and it’s ready just in time for the Holiday Season! Order the book by December 5th to make sure you receive it by Christmas. There are two versions of the book available for purchase. You can buy the original book OR you can buy the Exclusive version of DEATHLESS that is hand-signed and adorned by London, with gold paint.