There has been a huge paradigm shift in how the mainstream perceives tattoos. Not only are tattoos regarded as a fashion accessory, but their negative connotations have almost faded away completely thanks to sports stars, musicians, and celebrities. Forever: The New Tattoo, a new book published by Gestalten, examines the brand new breed of tattoo artists who are pioneers of this underground art movement. The pieces they produce are as creative and imaginative as any artwork seen in galleries, and are masterpieces in their own right. Below are some snippets from the printed book, which shows the diversity and skill of tattoo artists from around the world.