More and more people are getting into body art. But how do you go about choosing a design for what is, after all, a lifetime decision that's going to cost thousands of dollars to erase or alter? You can look on the street or visit a tattoo artist who will have photographic examples of their art for you to flick through. Or you could let this book be your inspiration and guide - 256 pages, 500 designs, one third in colour, the rest in black linework. Neatly organized by theme, the clearly-executed line drawings cover every conceivable subject area, from historical and traditional to modern, including tribal imagery of native American Indians, Japanese and Chinese characters, arcane hieroglyphics, Gothic skulls, Celtic amulets, Maori armbands, nymphs, dragons, talismans and religious symbols. As well as the designs, the book also includes sections on health and safety, how to choose a tattoo pariour and tattoo aftercare. Whether you want to show off your design or conceal it, this book is packed with hundreds of possibilities.