Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series – Book Review
by Shawn Barber
Memoir The Tattooed Portraits Series is a six-year living journal documenting the contemporary tattoo culture and history through fine art paintings. As a professional artist and educator for over twelve years, Shawn Barber has become infamous for his in depth study of the tattoo culture and contemporary tattoo history through his paintings.
Memoir The Tattooed Portraits Series contains photographs, paintings and essays chronicling the 6 year living journal. This full-color hardcover fine art book showcases a select group of paintings from the series including portraits of tattooed luminaries Don Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Grime, Paul Booth, Marcus Pacheco, Kim Saigh, Jack Rudy, Thomas Woodruff, Aaron Cain, Mike Giant, Adrian Lee, Margaret Cho, Shige and Stanley Moskowitz.