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Ink: The Not-Just-Skin-Deep Guide to Getting a Tattoo Paperback – June 7, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
This book answered all my questions about health, safety, cost, tipping, and the million other things that I was unsure of going into this new territory. Having read this book (about a week before I got my tattoo) enabled me to have a relaxing and enjoyable first tattoo experience. I was able to walk in to the tattoo shop already knowing how it would happen, step by step.
I would highly reccommend this book to anyone who is considering their first tattoo. The information on choosing a design and location are very helpful (in addition to all the things I mentioned above). I would say this is a 'must read', especially if you are nervous about the whole process. This takes the 'mystery' out of getting a tattoo.
In addition, the information about the history of tattooing, and tattooing in other cultures is quite interesting. There is also a good bibliography and list of helpful websites in the back of the book.
Even though I already got the tattoo, I still pick up the book and read sections of it. It is interesting to read now that I have been inked. I'm sure that I will read it again before getting my next tattoo. (I'm already working on a couple of ideas!)
Out of all of the tattoo books that I ordered, this is the only one that had the helpful information that I was looking for.
This book covers everything from tattoo history and historic figures with tattoos, to tattoo etiquette and even the what-you-need-to-know-about-your-tattooist.
This book is a must have for anyone seriously considering getting a tattoo.
Although I have purchased other books that delve into one region or another of tattooing, I still refer back to this book all the time.
I would definitely reccomend this book to anyone considering a tattoo, or who has recently been tattooed for the first time. Even old-timers who wish to explain to others or those wishing to understand this cultural phenomenon will appreciate this book.
Most excellent! Thanks to amazon for a great deal on it also!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lot less information than I thought it would have. I don't regret buying it by any means, but it was a lot smaller than I expected and had a lot of information I already knew. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rhiannon
This little book is filled with all the reference material that anyone could need with regard to the tattoo process and general history of tattooing!Published on June 16, 2013 by Daniela
If you're thinking about getting a tattoo this is a good little read. Lots of interesting bits of information to gain.Published on January 16, 2013 by N. McKinney
The description up there reads, "This fun, fact-filled, fascinating guide includes information on choosing the perfect tattoo, finding a tattoo artist, staying health-conscious,... Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Marilou Goodwin
This book is pretty good. All Tattoo books have some stuff you can use. Some are totally worthless, this is somewhere in between.Published on November 13, 2011 by Janet Lira
After over 30 years of not even considering it, I've recently decided that I'd like a tattoo. The thing is, since it's not something I've considered before I don't know a whole lot... Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by J. Clark
This is "must" reading for anyone considering a tattoo. The book discusses the inking process, the needles, the artists, and is just a good source for making the body art move. Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Joseph H. Race
Very much information around tattoos in general and what to consider if you are interested in getting a tattoo.
It's very entertaining and really fun to read. Read more