The LA-based tattoo artist Dr. Woo has teamed up with denim label Citizens of Humanity to release his first-ever coffee table book. The book, titled ‘Everything is Permanent,’ serves as a showcase of the artist’s evolution. His career started under the legendary tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, known as the founding father of black and gray art with a single needle.
Through his years, Dr. Woo has refined his style, finding a signature aesthetic of his own becoming one of the most sought-after tattoo artists in L.A. His work can be seen on Emilia Clarke‘s wrist, Zoe Kravitz‘s hands, and Drake. According to Citizens of Humanity, the coffee table book is a visual compilation of Woo’s intricate single-needle designs and most beloved pieces. Zoe Kravitz and Paul Mittleman provide an intro while Brian Roettinger of Perron-Roettinger handled the art direction.
Dr. Woo stated: “The book means a lot to me- it’s a collection of a lot of different drawings and tattoos that represent my creative path to where I am now.” The artist added, “It’s just a small glimpse into the last decade or so, but hopefully, we can build in different volumes and add more stories and more ideas to inspire others who look through them.”
Citizens of humanity have created a special clothing capsule to celebrate the book. The apparel features the book’s cover art emblazoned on a hoodie, sweatpants, and long-sleeve shirt designed by Dr. Woo and Roettinger. Woo further stated: “I hope to become closer with people and fans who have been supporting me and showing me love over the years and feel the connection with them through these book signings. Working with Jared and Brian has been a great collaborative experience, and I really trust everything they’ve been doing with the layout and creation of this book as well as the process in which we will share it with the world.”
Check out a few images from the book below and purchase your copy on the Citizens of Humanity website and select retailers beginning on March 7th. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art and art news coming very soon.
Photos via Citizen of Humanity