Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Black Tattoo Art (Illustrated)

5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-3934020719
ISBN-10: 3934020712
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$106.69 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$120.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
8 New from $61.82 13 Used from $74.95
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


The Numberlys Best Books of the Year So Far
$120.00 FREE Shipping. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Black Tattoo Art (Illustrated)
  • +
  • Black Tattoo Art 2: Modern Expressions of the Tribal
Total price: $240.00
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Editions Reuss (September 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3934020712
  • ISBN-13: 978-3934020719
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 10 x 12.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,560,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
The full title is "Black Tattoo Art: Modern Expressions of the Tribal." This thick book (536 pages, mostly photos) covers Neotribal, Dotwork, Art Brut, Traditional Revival and Thai/Buddhist tattooing. It is large format with good photography and printing quality. It focuses on individual artist in these styles and includes well written interviews and introductions to each style, in German and English.

The Neotribal section is excellent, and includes an interesting interview with Leo Zulueta, the father of the style.

The Dotwork section - tattoos constructed of tiny black dots - is amazing (a sample is shown on the cover).

The Traditional Revival (Samoan, Maori, Filipino...) and Thai/Buddhist sections are good but not an extensive look at these areas.

The Art Brut section is interesting as it is a relatively new style and not previously well documented. Yet it feels out of place in a tribal study as it has literal subject maters and is often multi-color (as opposed the black abstract decorate nature of traditional and neo tribal).

All in all, an amazing collection of beautifully designed, expertly executed tattoos.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book featuring the best in black tattoos. From tribal, dot work to art brut, this book showcased some of the finest artists and often uncommercialised works from Xed Lehead, Colin Dale, Leo Zulueta, Cory Ferguson, Rory Keating, Patrick Huettlinger and modern greats Yann Black and others. The chapter on Art Brut is inspirational and yet bizzare as tattoo takes on a truly free-form.

At over 536 pages, Black Tattoo Art offers inspirational works that sets the new standards in tattoo work.
Simply a great book.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Love the black ink tattoo art here. It give me so much inspiration of the black ink especially the tribal from all around the world, classic, or modern.
It is like my tattoo dictionary and bible. I also just bought the Black Tattoo Art 2. Love it as much as the first one.
Amazing colection of ink of art.
Thank you the author taking so much time to produce the book and I can just sit down and enjoy it all. Thank again
I m proud to be the owner of Black Tattoo Art I and 2.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This book is a validation for all of us tattoo artists experimenting in pure graphic design and techniques. The only disappointment was the book's assertion that the "Art Brut" tattoo movement is merely a French phenomenon. There are artists a plenty (myself included) who can be lumped under this term in the US.
The book itself is full of huge full color pictures and weighs a ton. Definately something that needs to be on a table to page through.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Black Tattoo Art (Illustrated)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Black Tattoo Art (Illustrated)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: tribal tattoo books