Books about Tattoos, Tattoo Designs, Tattoo Stories

Learn more about the history of tattooing and tattoos. Some of these books feature historic looks at the practice of tattooing, some are humorous, some include lots of tattoo pictures. Learn about various styles of tattooing and how different cultures perceive tattoos.

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  • Innovative artist Spider Webb has brought the traditional art of tattooing into the modern age, elevating the primitive or fo...


  • Meet twenty-six leading contemporary tattoo artists. Interviews and over 425 exciting color photos of their artwork, from tat...


  • Original tattoo designs from Polynesian cultures at Easter Island, Hawaii, the Marquesas, New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti and Tong...


  • In the 1830s, missionaries in French Polynesia sought to suppress the traditional art of tattooing, because they believed it ...


  • Got ink? Having a tattoo is now thoroughly mainstreamabut getting it done is still scary for most regular folks. Does it hurt...


  • Tattoo - Behind the Needle, takes the reader into the shop of 12 talented young tattoo artists. This is an opportunity to lea...


  • This unique collection spotlights 230 authentic tattoo designs -- each shown in full color and black and white. Based on actu...


  • Despite a growing fascination with tattooing among social scientists - and the popularity of tattoos themselves in general - ...