Book Review: Narcissistic Rockstar
Review by Christina Diaz
Artist/Author: Ivana Belakova
Slovakian tattoo artist Ivana Belakova has proudly released her first book, Narcissistic Rockstar. This beautiful collection of work includes 120 full color pages with some of her best work accompanied by personal quotes and descriptions to guide readers through the book.
Ivana says, “My main goal was to promote my art, not the other way round. I felt like people should also know about me a bit… so they could better understand who I am as an artist. I wanted to do something for my customers and fans of my work. They kept asking me whether I sold my art… and except tattoos I really didn’t have anything else to offer, to sell, or to show so I decided to do a mix of my artwork. I had had this idea in my head for a longer period of time; then I met the right person who could help me with the graphic design and that was it! I really had fun with this first book, although it’s kinda mixed up. As time went, ideas were popping up in my head and every day I felt like I wanted to change something or add something… but then it was done!”
In the book readers will find lots of tattoos, including some of Ivana’s favorite pieces. There are some of Ivana’s random thoughts and even a “to-do” list! Ivana states, “The book is basically a summary of my work… thoughts… and lifestyle.