1000 Tattoos is a book that’s probably already in your bookshelf if you’re a tattooer or a fan of tattoos. It’s one of those great books that you can just pick up and have a gander at whenever you’re bored, and you’ll always find something in there that interests you.
The book has recently been re-released, and you can buy it here, from Taschen publishing. From their website:
Whether you’re thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out. This edition of 1000 Tattoos explores the history of the art worldwide via designs and photos—from 19th-century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies of the ‘20s to classic biker designs—giving a fascinating insight into the art of tattooing.
What’s really cool is that Buzzfeed has a mini preview on their website, that you can take a look at already. It has some really cool photos in there, like Edith Burchett, Ron Ackers, Cindy Ray, and Les Skuse. It’s a fun little page to brighten up your Monday! Make sure you check it out here, and give the book a read too while you’re at it!