Tattoo flash is a traditional art form displayed in tattoo shops throughout the world. Flash shows shop customers a curated selection of pre-designed art for them to draw inspiration or quickly pick a piece to ink.
The prompt challenged a wide range of visual artists to extend concepts from their bodies of work into the medium of flash - and in doing so challenge the form. The collected work will be exhibited in Cooler Gallery and tattoo artists will be present to give these tattoos to willing participants at the opening.
Tattoo Flash by Tyler Boss, Farr Bryant, Jon Burgerman, Chiaozza - Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza, Marika Cowan, Camilla Engstrom, Siobhan Gallagher, Chad Gordon, Josephine Heilpern, Kate Hush, Nastia Kobza, Danielle Kroll, Jojo Li, John Lisle, John F Malta, Aaron Meshon, Matt Panuska, Alex Proba, Julia Rothman, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Nick Sumida, Edward Ubiera, and Valeriya Volkova.
Live tattooing of the flash by tattoo artists Sara Antoinette Martin, Gabriel Pantoja, and Brooklyn Tattoo.
Curated by Michael Yarinsky, show logo by John F Malta.