ROSIE – FOLK ART TATTOO FLASH
Rosie- Folk Art Tattoo Flash presents the astounding tattoo designs of a naive artist who tattooed in Honolulu from 1944 to the late 1980s. Not known for the quality of his actual tattoo work, Rosie Camanga obsessively drew flash throughout his career and after he stopped tattooing. His fantastic personal take on the flash format included any subject that caught his eye. The work is simultaneously raw, whimsical, innocent, disturbing, and lurid—among the most eccentric variants on classical tattoo art we’ve ever seen.
Rosie – Folk Art Tattoo Flash
88 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ hardbound
Hardy Marks Publications, Autumn 2011