Felix Leu Tattooing Ask Here

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Tattooing Ask Here is a vivid collection of original and traditional flash, lively interviews, personal stories and photographs that detail the tattoo history of Felix Leu. * Please allow 3 weeks for shipping *

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Felix Leu, Tattooing Ask here

Tattooing Ask Here is a vivid collection of original and traditional flash, lively interviews, personal stories and photographs that detail the tattoo history of Felix Leu. An important pioneer of the Tattoo Renaissance which emerged in the 1970s, his artistic background and rich imagination led Felix to develop a very distinctive freehand tattoo style.
The early flash which Felix drew, both in Goa and Lausanne, was shaped primarily by his client’s requests. Hippie, biker and punk images, artwork inspired by record covers, science fiction and comic books, as well as tribal and oriental designs were all used in his tattoo work. He was also an early protagonist of using freehand bio-mechanical, psychedelia, pop-art and cartoon elements in tattoo, most famously the image of the soft twisted tattoo machine. His innovative approach to re-inventing both ancient and modern designs can now be seen as the forerunner of many tattoo styles today.
Felix Leu’s tattoo legacy is carried on by the many young tattooists he inspired and helped along the way and notably by his son Filip Leu who has become one of today’s foremost tattoo artists.


Born in 1945, Loretta Leu met Felix Leu in New York city in the mid-sixties. Both were artists and adventurers and from then until 1978, they travelled and lived in America, Europe, North Africa, India and Nepal, and in time were accompanied by their four children, who were all born “on the road”. In 1978 they discovered tattooing as an art form, one with which they could support their family anywhere in the world. In 1981 they chose to settle in Switzerland where they created “The Leu Family’s Family Iron Tattoo Studio”. Felix died of cancer in 2002. Loretta, lives in Switzerland, walks in fields and forests with her two dogs, and is writing a history of her life with Felix.

Publication date:  4th of July 2019

Content: 192 pages

Size: 28 x 21 cm

Illustrations: 269 colour illustrations, 189 black and white illustrations, 101 colour photographs, 19 black and white photographs.

Binding: Hardback Fine Linen cover

Printing: Munken Polar 120grs

Edition: Limited edition only 1,000 copies

Recommended Retail Price € 150.00

ISBN 978-0-9551109-8-6

Additional information

Weight 950 g
Dimensions 28 × 21 × 2 cm

19 reviews for Felix Leu Tattooing Ask Here

  1. Clive Metti

    Amazing Book – A must have for any Tattoo Artist or collector

  2. Adriano Dall’Alpi

    Absolutely beautiful !!, Bellissimo !!

  3. Keet Darms

    An amazing book providing insight into the person who helped begin a legacy that continues reverberate worldwide! A must for ay serious tattoo collection and an inspiration for years to come! Viva la Vida!

  4. Anonymous

  5. Luc Gerrits

    Perfect books perfect wrapping

  6. Patrick Sanner

  7. Charles Chatov

  8. Charles Martin

    What a fantastic book! A must have! Beautiful in every way…

  9. Alvaro Pascual bauza

    AmaZing book !

  10. toni

    an essential book for anyone who loves tattooing ,,thanks Felix for your example of a true tattooer,,and thanks seedpress for publishing the book

  11. Dustin Gormley

    A fantastic read! I didn’t know much about Felix. This is a great book

  12. Antony Dickinson

    Absolutely fantastic book! The legacy very much lives on and it’s amazing to see the roots.

  13. Glenn Flesjaa

  14. Paul

    Fantastic book by Loretta!

  15. Dennis Nnganyadi

  16. Robert Ratcliffe

    beautifully presented, promptly delivered, and fantastic quality and content. highly recommended to any fans of the leu family, an absolute must for any tattoo collection

  17. Jesse Tseronis

    Amazing book! Order processed quickly and prompt delivery. Very happy!

  18. Robert Mckee

    Absolutely amazing!

  19. Anonymous

    Fast shipping and really cool packaging

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