Working with Guru Tattoo has been a great design project, Aaron has allowed a free exchange to make the flow of the book and the tattoo archives flow. And besides, I’ve always had a deep appreciation for the art of tattoos and really respect these guys. It’s familiar territory, as a collector of fine art, there’s an easy association for people’s desire to collect unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. As Greg “Craola” Simkins points out in his introduction about Guru, “I still have some space left and a good place to hang out and get tattooed.”
Check out the good works of Aaron Della Vedova, Paul Dhuey, Adam Hathorn, Cooper, Nate Banuelos, Rory Keating, Kevin Dickinson, Nick Alvarez, Eno, Kyle Walker, Champion, Ron and Peeps at Guru Tattoo in Pacific Beach, their studio is a full on art exhibition. The book also features an original drawing and lively introduction penned by Greg “Craola” Simkins. Can’t wait to share this kick ass assembly with you all soon.