Traditional American Tattoo Design

The evolution of tattoo art in America is spread before you in 265 impressive original tattoo flash sheets and insightful text written by a tattoo artist who has designed on his own since 1960. Military, religious, figural, animal, and nature themes are d   $16.58 | Tattoo Books | Read more…

Tattoos from the Floating World: Ukiyo-E Motifs in Japanese Tattoo

This unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, a pupil of Horiyoshi III) discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, concentrating on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo. Through high quality illustrations it shows that the Japanese tattoo is highly reliant on and linked to […]


Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young people. While tattooing is used as a symbol of personal identity and social communication, few have examined it through a sociological lens. In Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art, tattoo enthusiasts share their stories about their bodies and tattooing experiences. Michael Atkinson shows […]

Body Piercing and Tattoos

Tattoos have been steadily gaining popularity since World War II, and in the 1990s even the practice of body piercing became a mainstream fad. The selections in this volume explore the history of tattoos and body piercing, the reasons people practice body modification, and the controversial nature of these trends.   $27.12 | Tattoo Books […]

1000 Tattoos

The art of the tattoo (TASCHEN’s 25th anniversary special edition) Whether you’re thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out. This special 25th anniversary edition of Tattoos explores the history of the art worldwide via designs […]

Inked: Clever Odd and Outrageius Tattoos

Passion and fads may fade a but tattoos are forever. This quirky collection assembles an array of body art. From tributes of faded romance and quirky phrases, to design trends that were daring in our youth, tattoos can easily become a reminder of juvenile rashness. What seemed kinky and bold, can easily become pitiful mistakes […]