New Photo Book Project Wants Your Morrissey and the Smiths-Inspired Tattoos!

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Patrick Moore
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The Morrissey phenomenon manifests in annual conventions and cover bands of The Smiths, but a new book is traveling across the country in search of fans whose loyalty is inked into their skin. The forthcoming photography book To Me You Are a Work of Art is snapping shots of Moz inspired tattoos of portraits, lyrics and song titles. The project has already traveled to Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto.

This weekend, it makes its way to OC!

The call out is looking for tats of all shapes, sizes and colors just as long as they display devotion to Morrissey and the Smiths.

"There are so many different people who make up this dedicated fan base, we wanted to try and do something that would convey that message," says Anthony Amor who started up the project with his friend Julian Chavez. "It is as much about the people as it is their tattoos."

Photographer Patrick Moore will be on hand this Saturday in OC. He's setting up shop at Dan Smith's Captured Tattoo parlor in Tustin from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The owner is a life-long fan of Morrissey and the Smiths himself and is happily opening his establishment up to like-minded loyalists.

Now, why do I get a feeling that there will be more than a few Mexis turning out...

To Me You Are A Work of Art photo shoot takes place at Dan Smith's Captured Tattoo, 284A S. Prospect Ave, Tustin. Sat., 1-3 p.m. For more info email YouWorkOfArt@gmail.com!

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Jose Bermudez
Jose Bermudez

Don't attack the messenger Arturo, did he or did he not equate eating meat with pedophilia? Did he or did he not diminish the massacre in Norway : ""We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 [sic] dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried shit every day." That's a remarkably myopic and out of touch thing to say. That's up there with comparing poultry farms with Jewish death camps. I'm doubling down, he's a douche.

Arturo Robles
Arturo Robles

Ask about Morrissey..and the douche Jose Bermudez remarks..

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm laughing because I have a tattoo on my spine and the only word you can see above my shirt collar is "The" and some guy once asked me if it said "The Smiths". :-D

Gary Summers
Gary Summers

I don't mean to come across as rude or culturally ignorant, but why does Morrisey have so many Mexi fans that flat out LOVE him? I've just always wondered. I'm a Irish mick so i know that there is a certain kinship there. I'm just curious, not trying to be a dick!

Sergio Serrano
Sergio Serrano

I've discovered The Smiths When I was 17 back in my hometown Guadalajara, that was in 1988, to this day I still enjoy Morrissey's music and Johnny Marr's brilliant work, not a lot of artist can keep a loyal fan base now days the way this two icons have.

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