In 100 Years of Beauty – Americana Tattoo, model Casey Lubin volunteers to get inked, but not your typical mode. Artist Clae Welch proceeds to don on the model eleven tattoos — each in the style of an iconic artist from that decade. From 1910 to 2010, Lubin celebrates artists Amund Dietzel, Sailor Jerry, and Nikko Hurtado on the canvas of her body.
“Tattoos have been a part of human visual culture for thousands of years, across cultures and subcultures alike,” said producer Jason Hakala. “We’ve recently even seen Barbie dolls with tattoos out-of-the-box. Tattoo artists and enthusiasts alike understand that there are multiple body art traditions and communities. We didn’t want to gloss over all those styles, so we chose to honor one of them: the Americana tradition by following the aesthetic developments of pioneering artists in the US.” For our very-inked millennial population, this chronicle is well worth the watch to get an original retrospective of Americana tattoos’ origins.
- The Creators Project