The Tattoo Sourcebook
Approaching the fascinating world of tattoo art from the perspective of design, "The Tattoo Sourcebook" offers basic instruction on designing a tattoo and hundreds of images to help you choose one that's right for you. Along with health and safety tips for getting a tattoo, there is also information for creating the designs using body paints and mehndi for those who want to try out different looks before choosing a permanent image. Six chapters follow, organized by theme, from intricate Celtic knotwork patterns and beautiful floral designs to geometric tribal art.
Andy Sloss is a writer and graphic designer who has been drawing, designing, and studying Celtic and tribal designs for twenty years. Zaynab Mirza is a professional make-up artist for photographic, fashion, and television purposes, specializing in body decoration designs. She appears regularly on women's programmes for TV Asia, Asianet, and Zee TV.
Introduction; Tribal Tattoos; Celtic Tattoos; Nature Themes; Classic Tattoos; Mehndi Decoration; Making Your Own Designs.