More and more people are getting into body art, but how do you go about choosing a design?
It is, after all, a lifetime decision that's going to cost thousands of dollars to erase or alter? Now in paperback, 500 Tattoo Designs is the ultimate source for inspiration and guidance. Neatly organized by theme, the clearly-executed line drawings cover every conceivable subject area, from historical and traditional to modern. A variety of imagery includes native American Indian tribal symbols, Japanese and Chinese characters, arcane hieroglyphics, Gothic skulls, Celtic amulets, Maori armbands, nymphs, dragons, talismans and religious symbols. In addition to the designs, this book also includes sections on health and safety, how to choose a tattoo parlour and tattoo aftercare. Whether you want to start from scratch or elaborate on an existing tattoo, show off your design or conceal it, this book is packed with hundreds of ideas and possibilities. It contains a vast reference library to aid customization and features tattoos in both black line work and colour.
Henry Ferguson is one of the UK's leading authorities on tattoo and body art. As well as being the publisher of Body Art magazine, one of the foremost journals on body art, Henry co-authored The Art of Tattoo. Henry lives in Norfolk.