BloodWork: Sleeves is a collaborative project produced by the Analog Tattoo Arts Kolectiv (ATAK). The stated goal is to document, exhibit, & publish a comprehensive collection of sleeves by the WTC (World Tattoo
Community: abstract concept). Tattooers & collectors from around the globe graciously contributed to this complex collective undertaking.
During photo shoots on several continents sixty-seven sleeves were
extensively documented by house photographer Max Dolberg. Next the raw material was combined into three dynamic composite models: windmill, wingspan, & rotation. The intent of the final product is to offer a unique & singular view of the sleeve that, as of yet, has not been put forth.
The extensive range of work within the BloodWork: Sleeves catalog aspires to provide a broad view of the efforts of contemporary
tattooers working today. The ultimate purpose is to compile an unparalleled historical document for review by this & future generations. BloodWork: Sleeves is a "by tattooer for tattooer" endeavor.
This (ad)venture would not have been possible without the support of many ardent individuals within the craft.
Adrian Lee, Jim Miner, Matt Shamah, Max Dolberg, Ron Earhart.