Essential Tattoo: The Complete Tattooing Handbook is by far the most complete book ever writtten on the subject. It covers everything from the medical aspects to the techniques involved and how to perform the techniques. Some topics covered include manufacturing of tattooing equipment, techniques, how-to's, design basics, troubleshooting and machine maintenace, performing tattoos succesfully, running a shop and the ethics involved in the world of tattooing. This book is perfect for anyone trying to break into tattooing or for any seasoned artis or shopowner for a complete and viable reference.
Never has the subject of tattooing been covered do extensively or so eloquently. This is a must have for every apprentice and anyone interested in tattoos or tattooing.