Editor in Chief of Skin & Ink Magazine, Bob Baxter, presents an amazing collection of over 60 gorgeous cover girl finalists from his first-ever California Cover Girl Contest. Sending entry forms to over 460 tattoo shops from the Oregon border to southernmost San Diego, Baxter picked 60 finalists from hundreds of entries that flooded his Skin & Ink mailbox. Then, six rigorous days of shooting at photo studios in Pasadena and Santa Rosa. The goal? Find the perfect cover girl, one for the book and another for the September, 2004, issue of Skin & Ink. Treat yourself to over 180 photographs of the most photogenic and intriguing women in all of tattooing. Blondes. Brunettes. Redheads. Unforgettable women wrapped in eye-popping tattoos. See if you can guess the artists. And for even more fun, with a special copy of the September cover cleverly placed in the back of the book, see if you can pick the winner.
Bob Baxter and Mary Gardner live in Hood River, Oregon. Together they run tattooroadtrip.com, remaining committed to keeping the tattoo community connected with their unparalleled shop directory. Bob was the editor of Skin&Ink magazine for fifteen years.