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Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Tattoo Design books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Revised Edition: More than 500 Body Art Designs (Fox Chapel Publishing) Fantasy, Celtic, Floral, Wildlife, and Symbol Designs for the Skin from the Legendary Lora Irish (2013)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your Attention500 beautiful images—designed for skin! From the nationally recognized artist, author, and graphic designer Lora S. Irish comes the Great Book of Tattoo Designs, an appealing and high-quality collection of over 500 tattoo-friendly patterns.
Author(s): Lora S. Irish

Tattoo Art (2016)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionColor ninety-two of the wildest and most interesting tattoo art pieces in this fun coloring book!In this fun coloring book, teens can color ninety-two different styles of tattoos throughout history, such as Polynesian Tribal, Horimoto (Japanese traditional), Celtic, American Traditional, and much more!
Author(s): BuzzPop

1000 Tattoos: The Most Creative New Designs from the World’s Leading and Up-And-Coming Tattoo Artists (2018)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionNew works from over forty of the most ground breaking and up-and-coming tattoo designers are featured in this highly curated collection. Aimed at profiling the next generation of skin art, the selected artists are at the forefront of where tattoo art is going and display a wide degree of diversity in terms of geographic origin, culture, race, and gender.Among the artists and designers included are are Scott Campbell, Sasha Unisex, Tea Leigh, Johnny Gloom, Tati Compton (a.k.a.
Author(s): Chris Coppola

Superior Tattoo Bible: Book One (Tattoo U,) (2009)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionWhether you are preparing for your first tattoo or your twenty-seventh, you need artwork and designs that are just-right. Tattoo Bible Book One, authored by Superior Tattoo, provides more than 500 pieces of unique flash art. Everything is here, from hearts to dragons, tattoo designs that range from traditional to the avant-garde. Tattoo Bible includes flash never before compiled in one single book.
Author(s): Superior Tattoo

The Blackwork Tattoo Book: 150+ Blackwork designs (Tattoo Designs) (2018)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your Attention150 + blackwork tattoo designs by Lucas Patterson The intent and creation of this book is for inspiration and creative reference.Please use accordingly. Under no circumstance are these designs to be re-printed or printed on products made for re-sale.
Author(s): Lucas Patterson

Tattoo Sourcebook (2008)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionA lush sourcebook of nearly two thousand tattoo designs from artists around the world. From the editors of TattooFinder, it’s a fantastic compendium for people who want to think before they ink! Whether you’re tattoo-curious or tattoo-crazy, The Tattoo Sourcebook has everything you need to pick and choose the perfect design for you.
Author(s): Tattoofinder

1000 Tattoos: A Sourcebook of Designs for Body Decoration (2014)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionWhen you’re looking to tattoo, what design would you do? From intricate Celtic knotwork patterns and geometric tribal art to old-school flowers, skulls, and hearts, this chunky tattoo sourcebook has it all, with a vast range of ideas on a wide cross-section of themes. Before getting inked, check out 1000 possibilities, along with technical advice on reproducing the most intricate tattoos and safety tips before going under the needle.
Author(s): Carlton Books

Custom Tattoo 101: Over 1000 Stencils and Ideas for Customizing Your Own Unique Tattoo (2015)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionWhen it comes to permanent ink, you want something both personal and unique. You want a representation of yourself. Most of all, you don’t want any surprises. Custom Tattoo 101 highlights the best ways to custom design your perfect tattoo so it’s the correct size, the perfect design, and entirely unique to you.
Author(s): From the Editors of TattooFinder.com

Tattoo Lettering Bible (2014)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionThe newest installment of the “Superior Tattoo Bible” series has been in the works for a while since we have amassed countless lettering submissions throughout the years. With an exponential number of tattoo designs that include lettering, we thought it time to come out with an entire book devoted to letters and banners. Superior has put out several small books on a variety of lettering styles that have been well received. To date, thousands of these books have been purchased or downloaded.
Author(s): Superior Tattoo

Sailor Jerry’s Tattoo Stencils (2002)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionAmerican tattoo master Sailor Jerry Collins of Hawaii is best known for his remarkable tattoo designs, blending the fluidity of Asian motifs into classic American tattoo imagery. Until now, most of Sailor Jerry’s work has been controlled by a handful of collectors, seen only at museum or art gallery exhibitions or in short-run, self-published books.
Author(s): Kate Hellenbrand, Matty Jankowski

Tattoo Bible: Book Two (2010)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionBased on the success of Tattoo Bible Book One, ArtKulture Publishing brings to market Tattoo Bible Book Two, another unique and colorful collection of flash art. Everything is here, from skulls to tribal, Americana to the avant-garde.Tattoo Bible Book Two includes flash images never before compiled in one single book.
Author(s): Superior Tattoo

Tattoo Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Awesome, Sexy, and Relaxing Tattoo Designs for Men and Women (2018)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your Attention2019 Gift IdeasTattoo fans will go wild for this awesome new coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer. Skulls, eagles, angels, and roses are just some of the beautiful illustrations you’ll find in our Tattoo Coloring Book.
Author(s): Jade Summer

Tattoo Designs (Demons & Dragons) (2014)

 Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your AttentionA tattoo is often a very personal choice for expressing oneself. Having access to a book on designs for tattoos can often be crucial in making the right decision for a design. Demons and dragons can be expressed in a very large number of styles and cultural meanings. The Western concept of a dragon is very much different from that of the Eastern ideal for a dragon. Demons face this same challenge, a book can help influence the right design.
Author(s): Publishing LLC, Speedy

Best Tattoo Design Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some tattoo design books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Tiny Tattoos: 1,000 Small Inspirational Artworks

Author(s): Rebecca Vincent
ID: 3112353, Publisher: Harper Design, Year: 2020, Size: 56 Mb, Format: epub

The Art of Tattoo: A Tattoo Artist's Inspirations, Designs, and Hard-Won Advice

Author(s): Megan Massacre
ID: 2495468, Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Year: 2019, Size: 37 Mb, Format: epub

The art of tattoo: an insider's look at a tattoo artist's inspirations, designs, and hard-won advice

Author(s): Megan Massacre
ID: 2723779, Publisher: Potter;Ten Speed;Harmony;Rodale, Year: 2019, Size: 412 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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