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10 Great Book of Tattoo Designs that You Can Buy Right Now

The most important thing you can ever learn when learning how to do tattoos, is to make sure you are learning that proper & safest way. The importance of the proper precautions affects the outcome of your work in more ways than you probably imagine. Not only do proper techniques when actually tattooing play a huge role, but also preparation, quality of tools, skill, cleanliness, all play a huge role in the final outcome of your work. This book is designed to show you the proper techniques and precautions to get you started in tattooing.

Please note: All these books are not to turn you in to a professional tattoo artist by reading them.  I purposed them to give you a basic introduction and overview to tattooing. These books have everything you need to know before you get started, though they are recommended that you head to your local tattoo shop and ask questions, learn from their surroundings and see how day to day things go in a tattoo shop. A lot of people think tattooing is an easy profession to just pick up and do. Although there are a lot of artistically talented people out there who can pick up a pen or pencil and draw a masterpiece, tattooing is not only an art form but it also takes a lot technique and practice!

Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Revised Edition: More than 500 Body Art Designs Kindle Edition

From best-selling artist, author, and graphic designer Lora Irish comes the Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Revised Edition, an appealing and high-quality collection of over 500 tattoo-friendly patterns. Featuring an extensive variety of popular subjects including floral, fantasy, Celtic, pagan, gothic, sacred, oriental, and mythical, this book provides any artist or individual searching for the right tattoo with an unlimited resource of original designs.

This book has a wealth of pictures that work for leather working, stained glass, embroidery and carving. The Celtic section is very good! If you’re inspired to make a permanent personal statement with artwork that is truly artwork, these authentic, beautifully drawn patterns are just what you’re looking for. This new edition of a classic resource provides limitless inspiration for personal expression. From dancing dragons and Mayan warriors to fairies and flowers, it makes the perfect companion for anyone with an interest in tattoos.

Great Book of Dragons

Vintage Tattoo Flash is a one-of-a-kind visual exploration of the history and evolution of tattooing in America. A luscious, offset-printed, hardcover tome—a beautiful and serious addition to the understanding of one of the world’s oldest and most popular art forms.
Enter into a racy world of tattoo art with these edgy, imaginative renditions of flowers, dragons, skulls, hearts, wild animals, angels, and other creatures of fantasy and nature. Designed by an accomplished tattoo artist who appeared on season five of the Spike TV show Ink Master®, the full-page illustrations form a stunning array of images to color. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Perforated pages are printed on one side only for easy removal and display.

You Would make a fantastic gift to anyone interested in art or tattooing. Equally appropriate for a coffee table or a tattoo shop counter. While many of these specific designs have aged, it’s always inspiring and amazing to see how much or how little certain classics have evolved over time. All your staples are here – dragons, skulls, daggers, ships, devils, pinup girls… If you associate something with tattoos, it’s here.This book is huge and is awesome for tattoo artists or people who love and appreciate the American traditional art form or just tattoos in general. A great buy.

While most tattoos are inherently ephemeral, transported on skin until the death of the collector, a visual record exists in the form of tattoo flash: the hand-painted sheets of designs posted in tattoo shops for customers to select from. Painted and repainted, stolen, traded, bought and sold, these sheets are passed between artists through one channel or another, often having multiple useful lives in a variety of shops scattered across time and geography. The utility of these original pieces of painted art has made it so that original examples can still be found in use or up for grabs if you know where to look.

The most impressive character amongst tattoo admirers must be the dragon design. These mythical figures have long held a different meaning in different cultures. In the West, the dragon is seen as an evil creature, in the East as a benevolent. Not only does this issue show the deep artistic talents by tattoo artists but the different and personal meanings that dragon tattoos sometimes may have.