The celebrity tattoo artist takes fans on a tour through his life and art, combining captivating vignettes and stories with more than one hundred color photos.
Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and many more of the hottest celebrities in the world have been seen on the red carpet, on concert stages, and in magazine spreads wearing stunning ink created by Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, the most in-demand tattoo artist in the entertainment world. Bang Bang’s work has taken him across the country and around the globe, to any and every locale a celebrity client may request. From Rihanna’s controversial gun tattoos, to inking Justin Bieber at 40,000 feet—a record—each of Bang Bang’s tattoos comes with its own epic story. Now, this creative genius invites readers along on his adventures, sharing amazing tales from his life and career.
Named for the duel guns tattooed on his neck, Bang Bang began his career in his mom’s tiny Delaware kitchen. Self-taught, he practiced with a kit from an art store before eventually moving to New York. Over the past decade, Bang Bang’s talent and vision propelled his rise into the spotlight, and today, his fresh, accessible aesthetic draws men and women, tattoo vets and novices alike eager to experience his ultra-fluid and realistic designs created with the finest needles and inks. Bang Bang’s visual style transcends the clichés of the tattoo world; he creates a truly different form of art.
Filled with engaging personal stories and striking photographs that bring his bold, vibrant designs into detail, Bang Bang is a must-have for Bang Bang fans and tattoo lovers everywhere.
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“I always bring Bang Bang in for my most special tattoos—the ones my touring team and I get at the end of a tour to commemorate another successful journey together. Each time, he’s created the definitive symbol of that era of my life.”—KATY PERRY
“Bang Bang opened my eyes to art that I was originally too scared or nervous to do. He’s passionate about who he tats on and there’s a memory with each one. I love his authenticity and passion, and of course his skill of delicate design.” —RITA ORA
“Bang Bang is the only tattoo artist I trust to put art onto my body.” —VANESSA HUDGENS
“Bang Bang is someone who has inspired me to look at tattoos as more than spur-of-the-moment, impulsive ideas, but as meaningful and precious pieces of art that I will take to my grave with me. He’s helped me to really value what I ink into my skin and how to make it worthy of being a part of me forever. His work is beyond incredible.” —DEMI LOVATOAbout the Author:
Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, LeBron James, Rita Ora, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato, Cara Delevingne, and many more of the hottest celebrities in the world have been seen on the red carpet, on concert stages, and in magazine spreads wearing stunning ink created by Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy. Named for the dual guns tattooed on his neck, Bang Bang began his career as a self-taught artist working from his mom’s kitchen in Delaware, but over the past decade his visual style has transcended the tattoo world, proving that ink isn’t just a statement, it’s high fashion. Going beneath the ink, Bang Bang shares the stories behind his work for major celebrities, star athletes, and everyday people. Filled with hundreds of striking photographs that bring his bold, vibrant designs into detail, Bang Bang: My Life in Ink tracks Bang Bang’s journey to the top, showing that the best ink is always much more than skin deep.
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