on 10 July 2014
This is a great read for anyone interested in the story behind different styles of tattooing, with a particular focus on the evolution of the tattoo as an art form chosen by women to decorate and express themselves.
It offers a brief history of the major branches of tattoo art, as well as the meaning behind much of the well-known (and some the less common) imagery often used in tattooing, from vintage and nautical to flowers, traditional Japanese, Mehndi and fusion styles.
The book is laid out and designed beautifully, featuring lots of the artist's tattoos, drawings and paintings. I especially loved the sections where Dominique's clients tell the stories behind their tattoos and what inspired them.
If you're looking for inspiration for your next tattoo, want to learn some interesting facts about ones you already have or just love tattoo art in general, this books is for you.