Aoi Ink Nymphs Los Angeles (Hardcover)
More than 200 artful, provocative images celebrate the best of Southern California's tattooed models, a diverse and gorgeous group known as the Ink Nymphs. The two dozen featured women show how tattoos on the female form can serve up an irresistible, edgy cocktail of fashion, beauty, art, and personality. The book is inspired by Los Angeles's Angels of Ink festival, an annual family-friendly gathering that brings together a community of tattoo lovers, gear-heads, and rock 'n' roll enthusiasts, along with local, organic and eco-friendly businesses. Angels of Ink, a philanthropic organization, promotes and supports LA's unique alternative kulture through the festival and its related events. This lavish, beautifully shot photography book takes the reader on a trip straight into the heart of that kulture, where smoking-hot women adorn themselves with the coolest of tattoos.
Nelson Blanton is a Los Angeles-based photographer with a passion for tattoos. Timothy Stephens is the founder of ChopperHead Magazine, based in Los Angeles, California. Ebony Mciver is a fashion model and developed Ink Nymph tattoo aftercare skin products.