50 States: a book by Chad Koeplinger

“50 States” is a 352 page travelogue documenting Chad Koeplinger’s epic solo tattoo adventure through all 50 US states in 2016.

Tattooing in one shop per state for a single day, Chad logged over 45,000 miles on the road and in the air during his 126 day quest to see and experience the entirety of the US on his own terms.

50 States, Chad Koeplinger
50 States, Chad Koeplinger

This book explores Chad’s love of tattooing, travel, food, freedom and life itself in over 350 pages of full-color photos and engaging text.

50 States, Chad Koeplinger
50 States, Chad Koeplinger

About the author:
Chad Koeplinger is a traveler and a tattooer, born in Saginaw – Michigan in the year 1976.
Quit school at the age of 15, tattooing since 1997, and making art of other types since childhood, has participated in group art shows in England, Spain, Italy and all around the U.S. Left the United States for the first time in 2003 he has tattooed on every continent except Antarctica, in more than 80 different tattoo studios, and all kinds of other locations. At the time of this writing, has visited more than 65 countries and, has not been in one place more than 14 days in a row since 2005.
Currently living with his suitcase in and out of hotels, airports and airplanes all over the world, tattooing a lot, painting whenever possible.

352 colour pages
27 X 19 cm