Inked – Carey Hart
Freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart is a heavily tattooed celebrity whose studio, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, in Las Vegas caters to rock stars, celebrity VIPs, locals, and tourists who all clamor for the shop’s original and irreverent tattoos. Carey now brings this unique mix of attitude and beauty to “Inked”, which features 75 evocative portraits that confound our expectations.There are photos of seemingly ordinary people – including businessmen and mothers – in their everyday dress juxtaposed with images that reveal their elaborate skin art. There are also hip and sultry photos of tattooed Las Vegas starlets and rockers, plus enthusiasts of all shapes and ages. Personal stories of first tattoos, design inspirations, the process, and the joys and regrets that accompany skin art, as well as an introduction from Carey, combine to form an exciting tapestry of what tattoos mean today. Also included is an engaging history of tattoos. In beautiful colour and striking black-and-white, from head to toe – and with plenty of Las Vegas glamour and edge – “Inked” is illuminating and provocative.