Tattoo Books You Must Own

A Listmania! list by Tony "Tommygun" (USA)
The list author says: "Here is a list of some great tattoo reference, instruction, and inspirational tattoo books that every artist should own"
Shige
1.  Shige by Shige
The list author says:
  "Large photo book filled with the tattoos and artwork of modern Japanese master Shige"
Used & New from: $170.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Advanced Tattooing Techniques A Guide To Tattoo Realism
2.  Advanced Tattooing Techniques A Guide To Tattoo Realism by Joshua Carlton
The list author says:
  "Instructional book by master and pioneer of tattoo realism, Joshua Carlton"
$49.63   Used & New from: $34.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Classic Flash in 5 Bold Colors
3.  Classic Flash in 5 Bold Colors by Jeromey McCulloch
The list author says:
  "100 pages of nice traditional flash sheets at a great price"
$19.77   Used & New from: $15.30
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Sailor Jerry Collins: American Tattoo Master
4.  Sailor Jerry Collins: American Tattoo Master by Don Ed Hardy
The list author says:
  "Maybe the definitive book on the life of Sailor Jerry"
Used & New from: $40.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Tattoo Mystique:The Art and World of Angelique Houtkamp
5.  Tattoo Mystique:The Art and World of Angelique Houtkamp by Angelique Houtkamp
The list author says:
  "Filled with charming designs by Angelique Houtkamp"
Used & New from: $37.62
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Mammoth Book of Tattoos
6.  The Mammoth Book of Tattoos by Lal Hardy
The list author says:
  "Small but thick book with some great tattoo photos make this a great value"
$15.91   Used & New from: $4.76
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils
7.  Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils by Kate Hellenbrand
The list author says:
  "Stencil designs by legend Sailor Jerry Collins"
$19.08   Used & New from: $10.83
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils II
8.  Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils II by Kate Hellenbrand
The list author says:
  "You should own every book on Sailor Jerry Collins. I have yet to see a bad one."
$17.66   Used & New from: $10.66
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Revisited - A Tribute to Flash from the Past (Tattoo Flash Book)
9.  Revisited - A Tribute to Flash from the Past (Tattoo Flash Book) by Steve Boltz
The list author says:
  "You won't find a better book of traditional tattoo flash from today's best tattooers than this book"
Used & New from: $179.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Tattoo Johnny: 3,000 Tattoo Designs
10.  Tattoo Johnny: 3,000 Tattoo Designs by Tattoo Johnny
The list author says:
  "Cheap price and loads of designs make it a winner"
$9.21   Used & New from: $7.48
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I
11.  Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I by D. S. Baldaev
The list author says:
  "This book was used to make the tattoos for Eastern promises. Russian tattoos scare me and fascinate at the same time. Very cool book!"
$24.21   Used & New from: $19.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ed Hardy Art for Life
12.  Ed Hardy Art for Life by Alan B. Govenar
The list author says:
  "Yes, Hardy's t-shirts bite the big one, but his books rock"
$15.38   Used & New from: $5.63
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Historic Flash
13.  Historic Flash by Spider Webb
The list author says:
  "Nice old school reference to use as a starting point"
$17.49   Used & New from: $12.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Stoney Knows How: Life As a Sideshow Tattoo Artist
14.  Stoney Knows How: Life As a Sideshow Tattoo Artist by Alan B. Govenar
The list author says:
  "Cool book on old time tattooer Stoney St.Clair"
$31.06   Used & New from: $26.09
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Muerte (36 Chambers)
15.  Muerte (36 Chambers) by Giant
The list author says:
  "Any book on Mike Giant is a win!"
$20.94   Used & New from: $15.30
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Beyond Skin
16.  Beyond Skin by Alan B. Govenar
The list author says:
  "Hardy's books and designs are great. His clothing is yucky though."
$74.03   Used & New from: $45.60
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Full Coverage
17.  Full Coverage by Adrian Lee
The list author says:
  "Large, cool book with detailed bodysuits by talented artists"
$61.56   Used & New from: $38.00

Suits Made to Fit
18.  Suits Made to Fit by New Skool
The list author says:
  "Lots of great bodysuit flash"
$26.96   Used & New from: $8.96
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Studying Horiyoshi III: A Westerner's Journey into Japanese Tattoo (Schiffer Book) (No. 3)
19.  Studying Horiyoshi III: A Westerner's Journey into Japanese Tattoo (Schiffer Book) (No. 3) by Jill Mandelbaum
The list author says:
  "Great book on Horiyoshi!"
$22.01   Used & New from: $11.27
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art
20.  Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art by Carol Clerk
The list author says:
  "Filled with great old-school flash designs"
$19.41   Used & New from: $15.42
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash
21.  Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash by Jo Waterhouse
The list author says:
  "Cheap price, good artists inside, and some nice flash"
Used & New from: $2.90
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Fabio Paleari: The Leu Family's Family Iron
22.  Fabio Paleari: The Leu Family's Family Iron by Fabio Paleari
The list author says:
  "My favorite tattoo book on the greatest tattoo family ever! Long live the Leu Family!"
Used & New from: $149.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Basic Fundamentals Of Modern Tattoo
23.  Basic Fundamentals Of Modern Tattoo by C.R. Jordan
The list author says:
  "Good beginner instructional tattoo book with lots of information and access to a website with more info"
$33.24   Used & New from: $16.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo
24.  Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo by Takahiro Kitamura
The list author says:
  "nice Japanese tattoo book with decent quality pics"
$43.18   Used & New from: $28.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Tattoo in Japan: Traditional and Modern Styles
25.  Tattoo in Japan: Traditional and Modern Styles by Manami Okazaki
The list author says:
  "Expensive but worthwhile large book containing lots of Japanese tattoo photos of some nice quality work"
$189.05   Used & New from: $110.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash, Vol. 2
26.  Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash, Vol. 2 by Don Ed Hardy
The list author says:
  "Show me a book loaded with Sailor Jerry flash and I will show you a great book!"
Used & New from: $65.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Tattoo Flash
27.  Tattoo Flash by Don Ed Hardy
The list author says:
  "Big book of pure Hardy tattoo flash. Must have!"
Used & New from: $1,041.80
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Tattooing the Invisible Man: Bodies of Work
28.  Tattooing the Invisible Man: Bodies of Work by Don Ed Hardy
The list author says:
  "If it is on paper or skin, and it is by Don Ed Hardy, I love it. If it is by Hardy and it is on clothing, I hate it!"
Used & New from: $64.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
29.  Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry DVD Don Ed Hardy
The list author says:
  "Great great great dvd on Sailor Jerry. Fascinating!"
$9.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash, Vol. 1
30.  Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash, Vol. 1 by Sailor Jerry Collins
The list author says:
  "It doesn't get any better than this"
Used & New from: $65.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash, Vol. 3
31.  Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash, Vol. 3 by Don Ed Hardy
The list author says:
  "Yummy, more Sailor Jerry"
$47.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Military Flash
32.  Military Flash by Spider Webb
The list author says:
  "great old-time flash reference"
$19.17   Used & New from: $14.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Tattoo Flash * The Female Form * Bella
33.  Tattoo Flash * The Female Form * Bella by Mike Kruse
The list author says:
  "great tattoo flash of the female form hardcover book"
Used & New from: $99.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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From the Street with Love by Boog (Chicano Gangster Cholo Tattoo Flash)
34.  From the Street with Love by Boog (Chicano Gangster Cholo Tattoo Flash) by Miki Vialetto
The list author says:
  "great gangster flash book from Boog"
Used & New from: $269.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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One Million Tattoos
35.  One Million Tattoos by Jian Yi
The list author says:
  "cheap, very usable tattoo reference"
$10.98   Used & New from: $8.37
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Tattoos
36.  Tattoos by Mitch O'Connell
The list author says:
  "cutesy designs and great book"
$9.96   Used & New from: $2.82
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mike Giant: Coup D'etat
37.  Mike Giant: Coup D'etat by Giant
The list author says:
  "Bold, clean, black & white, Mike Giant rocks"
Used & New from: $29.98

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Giant: Manifestations
38.  Giant: Manifestations by Roger Gastman
The list author says:
  "Hardcover with flash by Mike Giant"
Used & New from: $18.14
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Tattoo Darling: The Art of Angelique Houtkamp
39.  Tattoo Darling: The Art of Angelique Houtkamp by Angelique Houtkamp
The list author says:
  "A must have book!"
Used & New from: $36.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Craft of Tattooing
40.  The Craft of Tattooing by Erick Alayon
The list author says:
  "Good how-to with useful information"
$20.66   Used & New from: $16.62
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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