The Tattoo Book

Forever

Got yourself a tattoo and want to impress/bore friends with your tattoo knowledge? We've found the book for you.

Once a thrilling indication of gangland membership or a genuinely subversive personality, tattoos are now pretty commonplace.

That's the journey explored in Forever, which chronicles the journey of tattooing from a sub-culture to the mainstream.

There's a preface by art historian Matt Lodder putting the current tattoo renaissance into historical context as well as interviews of today's leading tattooists, including Alex Binnie, Yann Black, Scott Campbell and Alix Lambert amongst others.

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There's more pub facts in this book than you can shake a tattoo needle at, as well as a host of beautiful photographs.

An essential purchase for anyone thinking of getting inked (and a reminder that there's no need for anyone to end up with something 'tribal' on their lower back).

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