Barber was a successful illustrator and oil painter before adding tattoo artist to his repertoire in 2002. Since then, he's been creating oil paintings of tattooed flesh. This book reproduces 105 painted portraits of tattooed artists along with hundreds of details, watercolor and graphite sketches, and photographs of his subjects.
Out of print.
From the publisher:
Forever and Ever is Shawn Barber's second monograph of Tattoo Portraits. An in depth study of tattoo culture through fine art paintings. This edition contains photographs, paintings and essays chronicling a 3 year living journal. Essays are by Grime, Chuck Eldrige, Paul Booth, Henry Lewis, Justin Giarla and Shawn Barber.