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Great tattoo inspiration
on 24 June 2012
This book is really good for a browse if you want tattoo inspiration. Editor Lal Hardy has been tattooing for 35 years and owns the famous New Wave Tattoo studio in London; he definitely knows his stuff, and it shows.
The book features a range of different tattoo styles by just over 100 different artists including Hannah Aitchison, Ian Flower, Kore Flatmo, Phil Young, Tim Hendricks, Mark Gibson, Duncan X and Joe Capobianco. All the website details at the back so you can look them up.
There's about 20% female artists in the book and the ones included are fantastic, such as Inma, Tiny Miss Becca, Saira Hunjan and Valerie Vargas.
There's a good range of styles, with something for everyone I think. The book is helpfully divided into themes - Angels & Demons, Wildlife, People, Designs for Life, Fantasy, Hardware & Warfare and The Food of Love - and sub-themes within these, so that you can find exactly what you're looking for.
Full of high-quality, glossy colour photos and incredibly low on text, this is a book that lets the art do the talking, and you will want to go back to again and again.