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Tattoo Photo Collection vol. 3

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 192 - Published: 2008 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great book, the third in the series. It includes 192 pages of full color images of tattoos done by the best artists tattooing in Yokohama and Tokyo, including members of the Horiyoshi family. This book is appx. 7" x 10", and features a lot more full page photos than the first two book - much clearer images. Text in Japanese. The tattoos in the photos are all of traditional Japanese imagery (the heroes of the suikoden, demons and oni, dragons, phoenix and Koi fish) a great resource book for both the artist and those looking for inspiration for their own tattoos. It is interesting how true to form the style remains. This is a great compilation for any fan of traditional Japanese tattoo artwork and design.







Tattoo Design Book - Flowers

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 150 - Published: 2008 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This book is really cool - the Tattoo Tribal guys did it again!! This book has 19 full color, full pages original art pieces by some amazing artists including Hata from Inkrat Tattoo, Makoto from Hocus Pocus, Horihito from Studio Baku, Shige from Yellow Blaze in Yokohama and Hiroyuki Cotton Pickin' and many more. Tattoo photos are clear and feature both traditional and contemporary art styles. The book includes sections devoted to Lilies, Acanthus, Roses, Clovers, Olive, Lemon, Strawberry, Sunflowers, Lillie of The Valley, Hibiscus, Cherry, Apple, Mushroom, Lotus, Paisley, Grapes. Pomegranate, Hemp, Arabesque, Japanese Cherry Blossom (sakura), Chrysanthemum, Tree Peony, Morning Glory, Willow, Red Spider Lily, Gourds, Bamboo, Pine, Ume (Japanese Plums),Iris, Maple, Camellia, Hydrangea, Orchid, Violet, Peaches, Wisteria and Japanese Playing Cards. (!!?!?!?) Over 300 color photos of amazing Japanese flower tattoos. This book is another great compilation out by the Tattoo Tribal magazine group - one of the most popular tattoo magazines here in Japan. This book is appx. 7" x 10" and 160 pages. Text is in Japanese, except for chapter introduction and some of the artists and shops. This is a great book for around the shop or personal reference.

Tattoo (Photo) Collection
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Size: 8.5” x 11.5” - Pages: 161 - Published: 2006 - Binding:  Softcover - Price: $45

Tattoo Collection put out May 2006 by the Fujimi Mook people who publish Tattoo Tribal magazine here in Japan. It is a great collection of tattoo photographs that vary in subject from classic Japanese design to more western inspired stuff. It is 161 pages and includes an average of 9 photos per page, all full color. TONS OF PHOTOS!!  This book illustrates the direction tattoo artistry is taking in modern day Japan...very cool. The book is divided into categories according to subject: Bird, God, Girl, Flower, Ride, Skull, Treasure, Mermaid, Treasure, Bio, Waist, Monster, Tribal, Heart, Color, Symmetry, Dragon, Cross, Circle, Butterfly, Weapon, Animal, Portrait, Bird, Angel & Devil, Music, Spider, Calf, Aquarium, Message, Character, Backpiece, Cat and dog, Japanese Item, Snake, and Space. All in all this is a great book for personal reference and to have around to shop.

Tattoo Graphy
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Size: 8.5” x 11.5” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2006 - Price: $45 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is called Tattoo Graphy, and is put out by the Fujimi Mook people who publish Tattoo Tribal magazine here in Japan. It is a great collection of tattoo photographs that vary in subject from classic Japanese design to more western inspired imagery. It is 160 pages and contains an average of 9 photos per page, all full color. TONS OF PHOTOS!! This books illustrates the direction tattoo artistry is taking in modern day Japan...very cool. The book is divided into categories according to subject: Bird, Cross, Space, Spider, Color, Ride, God, Music, Tribal, Girl, Calf, Circle, Skull, Treasure, Bio, Butterfly, Symmetry, Weapon, Character, Dragon, Message, Japanese Item, Portrait, Aquarium, Flower, Angel and Devil, Waist, Monster, Heart, Animal, Back Piece, Snake, Mermaid and Cat&Dog. It also includes shop list in the back. All in all this is a great book for personal reference and to have around to shop.

Tattoo Gallery
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Size: 8.5” x 11.5” - Pages: 161 - Published: 2005 - Price: $45 - Binding:  Softcover

Tattoo Gallery put out December 2005 by the Fujimi Mook people who publish Tattoo Tribal magazine here in Japan - they've had their fingers on the pulse of Japanese tattooing since 2002 . It is a great collection of tattoo photographs that vary in subject from classic Japanese design to more western inspired stuff. This books illustrates the direction tattoo artistry is taking in modern day Japan...very cool stuff. The book is divided into categories according to subject: Bird, God, Girl, Flower, Ride, Skeleton, Mermaid, Treasure, Bio, Waist, Monster, Tribal, Heart, Color, Symmetry, Dragon, Cross, Circle, Butterfly, Weapon, Animal, Portrait, Angel & Devil, Music, Spider, Calf, Aquarium, Message, Character, Backpiece and Space. All in all this is a great book for personal reference and to have around the shop.

Tattoo Works
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Size: 9” x 11.5” - Pages: 162 - Published: 2003 - Price: $45 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is a tattoo photo collection called Tattoo Works and is put out by one of the best monthly tattoo magazines in Japan, Tattoo Tribal. The book contains 100's of photographs of tattoos done over the last few years by the major artists/shops in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka....it includes a list of shop details (names, addresses and websites) in the back. What struck me about this book is how accurately it captures the currents trends in tattoo imagery here in Japan. These pics are of the kids downtown and in the club/music scene. The tattoos vary greatly in subject matter...ranging from traditional designs to Japanese 'cool' imagery. The book is divided into sections based on theme: Animals, cars/motors/, girls, sea life, spiders, red, blue, green, dragons, space, mermaids, waist, angel, messages, gods, crosses, portraits, flowers, tribal, symmetric, bio, circle, butterflies, birds, swords, skulls, calves, frogs, hearts, music and characters. Text is in English except for shop addresses in the back, book is softcover with high quality binding and nice thick pages.

Japanese Tattoo Ladies vol. 1

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Size: 10” x 14” - Pages: 114 - Published: 1992 - Price: $130 - Binding: Softcover

This is a beautiful copy of Keibunsha's Japanese Tattoo Ladies vol. 1. This book is large - 10" x 14" and contains 144 pages of full color full page photos exclusively of heavily tattooed Japanese women. Text is minimal and in Japanese.

1000 Japanese Tattoos vol. 1

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 256 - Published: 2001 - Price: $75 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is the 1st volume of 1000 JAPANESE TATTOOS SHISEI ZEKKA SORAN  and it is exactly that....photos of 1000 traditional Japanese tattoos. Tattoos of Gods, Demons, Koi and Kingyo (goldfish), dragons, tigers, snakes, foo dogs, samurai warriors, Hannya....it has it all. It is a great reference book for both the shop and the individual enthusiast/artist. 1000's of ideas to work with. Includes an introduction in English, the remaining text is in Japanese. Very cool.

 

1000 Japanese Tattoos vol. 2 - OOP

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 192 - Published: 2001 - Price: $150 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is the 2nd volume of 1000 JAPANESE TATTOOS SHISEI ZEKKA SORAN  and it is exactly that....photos of 1000 traditional Japanese tattoos. Predominately brilliant backpieces and bodysuits. Tattoos of Gods, Demons, Koi and Kingyo (goldfish), dragons, tigers, snakes, foo dogs, samurai warriors, Hannya....it has it all. It is a great reference book for both the shop and the individual enthusiast/artist. 1000's of ideas to work with. Includes an introduction in English and provides a glossary of design terms to help you better understand the images and their history. Very cool.

This book is out of print and stock of mint copies is limited, I do have copies in stock at present. but if this book is out of stock when you I will refund your payment and let you know as soon as more come in.

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Nihon Dentou Shisei vol. 2 - OOP


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Size: 8” x 11” - Pages: 128 - Published: 2006 - Price: $160 - Binding: Softcover


This is a mint copy of Tattoo Burst's Nihon Dentou Shisei vol. 2 - a limited edition publication by the people at Tattoo Burst. THIS IS OUT OF PRINT AND RARE. Tattoo burst is one of 3 popular tattoo magazines here in Tokyo and this book recaps their best interviews with Japanese masters, including Syodai Horihito (one of my personal favorites), Horimitsu, Asakusa's Horiwaka, Syodai Horishige, Syodai Koharu, Horijin, Syodai Horitoshi, Horihide and Horisei. Lots of pics of amazing Japanese tattoos. This book boast 128 pages of amazing full color photographs, tattoo flash by the artists, photos of artists working and interviews (text in Japanese but artist name is in English at the beginning of his section)..all printed on high glossy pages and well bound. The tattoo burst people have covered the tattoo scene here in Tokyo since coming onto the scene on 2001 and have created a great compilation. A must have for any serious collector of Japanese tattoo art.

This book is out of print and stock of mint copies is limited, I do have copies in stock at present. but if this book is out of stock when you I will refund your payment and let you know as soon as more come in.


Nihon Dentou Shisei vol. 1 - OOP


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Size: 8” x 11” - Pages: 127 - Published: 2003 - Price: $160 - Binding: Softcover

This is a mint copy of Tattoo Burst's Nihon Dentou Shisei vol. 1 - now out of print and very rare. Tattoo burst is one of three popular tattoo magazines here in Tokyo and this book recaps their best interviews with Japanese tebori (hand tattoo) masters, including Horiyoshi III, Horikazu, Horiyasu, Horitomo, Horisuzu, Daimonbori III, Horikoi, and Hokuoh. This book boast 127 pages of color photographs, flash, photos of artists working and interviews (text in Japanese but artist name is in English at the beginning of his section) Book has high glossy pages and is well bound. The tattoo burst people have covered the tattoo scene here in Tokyo since coming onto the scene on 2001 and have created a great compilation. A must have for any serious collector of Japanese tattoo art.

 
 

1000 Japanese Tattoos vol. 3

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 204 - Published: 2005 - Price: $75 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is the 3rd volume of 1000 JAPANESE TATTOOS SHISEI ZEKKA SORAN  and it is exactly that....photos of 1000 traditional Japanese tattoos. Tattoos of Gods, Demons, Koi and Kingyo (goldfish), dragons, tigers, snakes, foo dogs, samurai warriors, Hennya....it has it all. It is a great reference book for both the shop and the individual enthusiast/artist. 1000's of ideas to work with. Includes an introduction in English, lists the artists of each piece in English and provides a glossary of design terms to help you better understand the images and their history. Very cool.

 

Japanese Tattoo Family - Shuho's World

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Size: 8.5” x 11” - Pages: 82 - Published: 1999 - Price: $95 - Binding: Softcover

This book is a collection of photographs of the tattoo work of three generations of The Shuho Tattoo Family, including Shuho III - one of the only women in the business. Very cool book. This book includes some great full page, full color photos of backpieces and body suits, as well as a few pages of sketches, a detailed biography (in Japanese) and photographs from the family photo album.

Bunshin - Tattoo Art

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Size: 8.5” x 11” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2004 - Price: $145 - Binding: Softcover

This is Bunshin - Tattoo Art by Horihito. Horihito is a legendary tebori artist here in Japan, his first Bunshin compilation sold out last year...this is the second printing and it is amazing. 160 pages, this book has 93 pages of black and white photographs with english titles, 12 pages of color and black and white line drawings (flash) of demons, dragons and ancient Japanese mythical spirits, like Kappa; 18 pages of full color flash and 17 pages of full color photographs. A really great compilation of anyone interested in Tebori/Japanese hand tattoo and antiquated Japanese imagery/design. Book is well bound on superior quality paper...a rare find.

Iki by Horihito I


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Size: 8.5” x 11” - Pages: 240 - Published: 2007 - Price: $280 - Binding: Soft cover in cardboardsleeve

This is Horihito I's new book IKI. Horihoti I is the founder of the Horihito tattoo family in Kanagawa and is legendary here in Japan. This book is a collection of flash and photos from Horihito I and the artwork is completely stunning. 130 full page, full colored images - provided both in outline form, and filled in - one on each side of the page. There are also two photo sections and explanations in both Japanese and English of the meaning/story behind each design. There is an introduction by Horihoti I in both English and Japanese. This is an amazing collection and a must have for anyone interested in Japanese tattoo art and design. It would be a brilliant book to keep in the shop - big clear pictures to help in tattoo design.

Tattoo Photo Collection vol. 1


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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 200 - Published: 2004 - this is a 2006 second printing - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great book that was first published in 2004 and sold out in a few months, this is a copy of the second printing that was printed in 2006. It is a compilation of photographs of tattoos done by the major artists in Yokohama and Tokyo, including images of tattoos done by over 50 different members of the Horiyoshi family, including Horiyoshi III. This book includes 200 pages of full page, full color photos. It also includes a couple of pages of color flash by Horihiro, Anodh Mika and Syodai Horiyoshi. The tattoos in the photos are all of tradtional Japanese imagery (the heroes of the suikoden, demons and oni, dragons, phoenix and Koi fish) presented by four generations of tattoo artists. It is interesting how true to form the style remains. The artists included are listed below. This is a great compilation for any fan of traditional japanese tattoo artwork and design.
THE LIST OF ARTISTS: HORITOUKOH - SANDAIME HORIYOSHI (HORIYOSHI III) - SYODAI HORITOKU - HORISHIN - SYODAI HORITENRYU - NIDAIME BONTEN - BONTENRYU - HORIYASU - SYODAI HORIREN - HORITORA - HORITATSU - HORISHIN - SYODAI HORIWAKA - SYODAI HORIHITO - HORIASA - HORITOMO - HORIFUSA - HORIKASHI - HORIKIYO - MURASUMI - SYODAI SUMISIGE -  HORIMASA - HORIYOSHI - HORIREN - SYODAI HORIGEN - NIDAIME HORISABUROH -  HORIKAZ - SYODAI HORISHIN - SANDAIME HORIOSA - HORINAMI - HORISHIN - HORIHIKO - SYODAI MUSOU - HORIZARU - SYODAI HORIEI - HORIHIRO - HORIE - HORIYASU - SYODAI HORIYOSHI - HORITAROH - HORIHARU - SYODAI HORIHIRO - SYODAI HORISUI - HORIKUNI - HORISUI - SHODAI HORIGANE - HORIRYU - SYODAI HOKUOH - SHODAI HORIKOH - SYODAI HORIKAZU - RYUKI - HORITAKA - SYODAI HORIMINO - HORIHIRA - HORIHIDE - CAT CLAW TATTOO - SYODAI HORIJHO - SYODAI HORIGOKU - SYODAI HORISUZU - SYODAI HORISEN - SANDAIME HORITOMI - SYODAI HORINAKA - NIDAIME HORINAKA - SYODAI HORISHIN - HORIJUN - HORITAKA - HORIKEN - HORIYUKI - HORITAKE - SYODAI HORIKAZE - HORISYO - HORIKOH - HORIKAN - HORIYUSHIN - HORISHINO - TENRYU - HORIKEI - SYODAI HORIIRO - SAITEN - HORICHIYO - UNSUI - SYODAI HORIKEN - HORIMOTO - HORIYASU - SYODAI HORISHIGE - HORITETHU - HORIMEI - HORISANE - SEIBUNDOU - HORIFUDOH - HORIYOU - HORIETHU - SYODAI HORIFUJI - HORIYASU - HORISYO - HORIYUKI - SANDAIME HORITURU - HIROYUKI - HORISHIN - HORIYOSHI - BONTEN TAROH - HORIYASU - HORIKAZU - HORIRYU - HORITSUNA - HORISEI - HORISYOH - HORIHITO -  HORIUNO - SYODAI HORIYUKI - HORIHIRO - HORINOBU - HORINAO - NIDAIME HORINAGA - HORIYOU - SYODAI HORIITHI - DRAGON NEEDLE TATTOO STUDIOS - HORITOYO - HORIHITO - HORITOUKOH - HORISADA - SYODAI HORIYU

Tattoo Photo Collection vol. 2


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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 192 - Published: 2007 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great book, the second in what I hope becoms a series. It includes 192 pages of full color images of tattoos done by the best artists tattooing in Yokohama and Tokyo, including members of the Horiyoshi family. This book is appx. 7" x 10", and features 4 to 6 color photos per page, quite a little goldmine.  Text in Japanese. The tattoos in the photos are all of tradtional Japanese imagery (the heroes of the suikoden, demons and oni, dragons, phoenix and Koi fish) a great resource book for both the artist and those looking for inspiration for their own tattoos. It is interesting how true to form the style remains. This is a great compilation for any fan of traditional Japanese tattoo artwork and design.

Horiyoshi's World vol. 1
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Size: 10” x 14.5” - Pages: 173 - Published: 1997 - Price: $160 - Binding: Softcover

This is Japan's Tattoo Arts Horiyoshi's World....put out by the Japan Tattoo Institute. This book is a brilliant collection of full color photographs and essays chronicling the life and work of Horiyoshi III. Text is in both English and Japanese. Essays, including one by Don Ed Hardy, are listed as:
A living Art; Both are of the Second Generation and Horiyoshi Style Fukushi; The Marvel of the Works of Horiyoshi the Second; Tattooing East and West; Motive and Encounter with Horiyoshi's Tattoo, Commentary on Design, Tattoos from Different Perspectives, Tattoos in Japanese Books, The medical Aspect of Tattooing; Tattoos in the West. There are some translating oddities common in Japanese books translated by Japanese people, but all in all the text is very informative and entertaining. Hardy is the only non-Japanese contributor.
Book includes a timeline biography of Horiyoshi I (Kanae Kuronuma) and Horiyoshi II (Tamotsu Kuronuma) as well as a description of each tattoo/piece.....what/who it is exactly and the story behind the image. Very cool. The tattoos pictured are all done by Horiyoshi III, as far as I can tell, except 2 small pics of tattoos done by Horiyoshi I and II.
All in all it is a great book, they've done a great job collaborating stunning photos and compelling text....the book truly explores and illustrates the talent of the Horiyoshi family.


Horiyoshi's World vol. 2
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Size: 10” x 14.5” - Pages: 152 - Published: 2006 - Price: $150 - Binding: Softcover

This is Japan's Tattoo Arts Horiyoshi's World volume 2  - expanded edition. In the forward it states "Horiyoshi II kindly gave his permission to the use of these photographs, none of which appear in the first volume, published in 1983." ...so there is a lot of new material published in this volume. This collection includes photos and artwork by Horiyoshi II - Tamotsu Kuronuma - and includes a 7 page write up about in the back that's been translated into English. Text is predominately Japanese. All in all it is a great book, they've done a great job collaborating stunning photos and compelling text....the book truly explores and illustrates the talent of Horiyoshi II.

Wanzakure by Horiyoshi III & Takashi Kashiwagi

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Size: 9” x 12” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2002 - Price: $70 - Binding: Hardcover

This is an amazing book. It is a photo essay book of Japan Master Tattooist Horiyoshi III putting a full body piece on Tamaki Sakura. Photos illustrate the process from beginning to end….remarkable. Over 120 full color photographs depicts the process start to finish with commentary throughout by Horiyoshi III himself in both Japanese and English. Includes a Photo of Horiyoshi III's backpiece.


Japanese Tattooing - RANSHO- Photos of Masato Sudo

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Size: 12” x 12” - Pages: 143 - Published: 1985 - Price: $130 - Binding: Hardcover w/cardboard sleeve

This is a beautiful, used copy of JAPANESE TATTOOING RANSHO: The Photos of Masato Sudo. It includes 143 pages of amazing pull color photography of tattooed skin. This is an art book, not really tattoo reference, rather a study of tattooed skin. The subjects have body suits loaded with amazing traditional Japanese motifs. There are a couple really striking photos of a naked tattooless woman contrasted nicely next to fully tattooed bodies. Really well done - Sudo has a great eye and his photography is captivating. Book itself is nice and large and comes in a cardboard sleeve. Some obvious shelf wear on the sleeve but it did it's job - the book itself is in mint condition.

Tattoo Girls Design Book vol. 3
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Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 95 - Published: 2007 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is called Tattoo Girls Design Book vol. 3 put out by the people who do Tattoo girls magazine here in Japan and it is a great little compilation. I like this one a lot more than vol. 1 because the tattoos in the pictures are a lot better. Includes the work of some really good artists here in Japan from Three Tides Tattoo, Chopstick Tattoo, Instinct Tattoo, South-Dragon Skin-art, Tattoo Art Atudio, Muscat and Fancadelic. Lots of color photos and a shop list in the back of studios in Japan . Text is in Japanese with enough English titles to understand what's going on.

Tattoo Girls Design Book vol. 2

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Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 95 - Published: 2005 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is called Tattoo Girls Design Book vol. 2 put out by the people who do Tattoo girls magazine here in Japan and it is a great little compilation. It starts out with Tattoos for girls of 5 tastes - Girly, surf, ethnic, rock and street styles (apaprently how all the girls here hope to be typecast as) and these sections include flash and photos of girls with tattoos in these styles. The latter part of the book has flash by famous Japanese women artists -   anime creators -  and their designs are awesome and really capture current trends in girly anime art. The artists in this volume are Atsushi Kaneko, Nagi Noda, FAFI, and Junko Mizuno (who did Hell Babies and Cinderella - she's great). As well as a few Tattoo girls originals. The book continues with a technique/tools dictionary and a shop list for studios in Japan. Text is in Japanese with enough English titles to understand what's going on... These books are limited to the first printing so if you want one get it now.


Tattoo Mode

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Size: 8” x 11.5” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2008 - Price: $50 - Binding: Softcover

This is a new copy of Tattoo Mode, just out May 2008 by the Fujimi Mook people who publish Tattoo Tribal magazine here in Tokyo. It is a great collection of tattoo photographs that vary in subject from classic Japanese design to very western inspired stuff. It is 8.5" x 11.5" and 160 pages, softcover and well bound boasting an average of 9 photos per page, all full color. OVER 1000 TATTOO PHOTOS. This books illustrates the direction tattoo artistry is taking in modern day Japan...very cool. The book is divided into categories according to subject: Bird, Flower, Music, Heart, Tribal, Space, Butterfly, Skull, Treasure, Monster, Aquarium, Mermaid, Japanese Item, Ride, Symmetry, Character, Dragon, Portrait, Waist, Dog & Cat, Message, God, Angel & Devil, Cross, Circle, Animal, Bio, Blue & Red, Girl, Weapon, Back Piece, Spider, Calf and Lucky Item. It also includes a great shop list in the back. All in all this is a great book for personal reference and to have around to shop.

Japanese Tattooing - Ransho
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Size: 4” x 6” - Pages: 250 - Published: 2004 - Price: $25 - Binding:  Softcover

Japanese Tattooing - Ransho is a stunning collection of photographs of Japanese men and women with large/full body tattoos. I was drawn to this one because it doesn't catalogue individual pieces like a lot of the book I have do...rather it presents the tattooed body as art. I have seen individual photos that use the tattooed body as art but this is the first bound collection I have come across and I was really struck by it. The artist has several images of posed tattooed men, and a tattooless woman standing among them appearing incredibly stark. There are some where he's stretched the image, and many of nude men/women with full suits posed close together creating an awesome display of color and design. There are appx. 25 pages devoted to image detail...close ups of faces in tattoos, dragons, foo dogs, flowers...the remaining photos are of the entire person, so this isn't a good one really for design ideas but should be approached as an collection of art photos. I think it is really well done, albeit small,  with full color images...1-2 images per page. Tattoo detail in the images are clear and the little text there is in Japanese.


 

Guru Tattoo - Volume 1

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Size: 16cm x 24cm - Pages: 140 - Published: 2013 - Price: $35 - Binding: Flexicover

Internationally recognized and locally accepted as the leader of San Diego’s tattoo scene for over a decade, Aaron Della Vedova and Guru Tattoo are excited to announce the release of their first book, Guru Tattoo: Volume One. With a forward written by
infamous graffiti artist Greg “Craola” Simpkins, Guru Tattoo: Volume One boasts one-of-a-kind artwork from many of the world’s best tattoo artists. Packed cover-to-cover with creative genius, Volume One provides a window into the life and soul of world-famous tattoo artists - from what creativity means in the world of tattoos, to the unique process of permanently marking someone’s body, to shop shenanigans, to how it feels to make it big in the industry of their dreams.


Tattoo Girls Design Book vol. 1
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Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 95 - Published: 2003 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover
Size: 6” x 8” - Pages: 95 - Published: 2003 - Price: $35 - Binding:  Softcover

This book is called Tattoo Girls Design Book vol. 1 put out by the people who do Tattoo girls magazine here in Japan . It includes 300 small photos of girly tattoos - butterflies, cherry blossoms, tribal, fantasy, birds - not all traditional Japanese imagery but a survey of what Japanese think is "girly". There is a section on how a tattoo is made - for the first timers and a shop guide in the back. Text is in Japanese.

Yamato Damashii - Tattoos by Hokuoh I - RARE

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Size: 8.5” x 12” - Published: 2004 - Price: $210 - Binding:  Hardcover


This book, YAMATO DAMASHII is one of a limited edition 1500 set and it is stunning. The book starts with an introduction to Tebori, by the artist...Hokuoh I, in English as well as Japanese...and follows with over 100 pages of beautifully captured, full page images of tattoos by one of the few Tebori (hand tattoo) masters. The images are full page and the color is stunning. This book is beautiful....well bound and pages done on nice thick paper. Tattoo imagery tends follows traditional Japanese motifs, gods, dragons, carp, tigers and the like.
This book is very rare- I have 2 in stock at present.

We Are Tattoo
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Size: 8” x 11.5” - Pages: 256 - Published: 2008 - Price: $160 - Binding: Softcover

This is a great new publication by Core Magazine - the people who do Tattoo Burst Magazine and published the Nihon Dentou Shisei books. This book is awesome. It is a photo study book of many of the best tattoo artists of the day. Includes a brief interview of each artist (in English and Japanese) as well as photos of their work. The book was compiled by Horitaka and Chad Coplinger and includes submissions by: Aaron Bell, Aaron Coleman, Adrian Lee, Aisea-Suluape Toetuu, Antonio Mejia, Baby Ray, Bert Krak, Brent Patten, Brian Bruno, Bryan Charles Burk, Brian Randolph, Chris Danley, Christopher Brand, Chuey Quintanar, Chuy Leon, Cody Miller, Daniel Wysuph, Daniel Stephan Santoro, Danny Boy, David Cavalcante, Dawn Cooke, Doug Hardy, Eiland Hogan, Eli Quinters, Gabriel Smith, George Campise, Grant Cobb, Greg Christian, Grez, THE GRIME, Heath G. Preheim, Horiyuki, Isaac Fainkujen, Jason Kundell, Jason McAfee, Jeremy Swed, John Reardon, Jojo Ackermann, Josh Brown, Juan A "Pint" Gonzalez, Juan Puentez, Justin Shaw, Kahil Rintye, Keith Underwood, Robert Klem, Lior A.K.A. Liorcifer, Marco Antonio Hernandez, Marco Cerretelli, Marco Serio, Marcus Loquito Kuhn, Mario Desa, Matt Shamah, Matthew Knopp, Mike Kruse, Michael Lucena, Mike Wilson, Nick Colella, Nick Rodin, Nikki Lugo, Regino Gonzales, Rob Hostetter, Rob Struven, Ron Earhart, Roy Corona, Ryan Tanton, Scott Bryant, Scott Silvia, Seth B Ciferri, Stan Corona, Steve Boltz, Suluape Steve Looney, Theodore D Mindell, Thomas Hooper, Tim Hendricks, Timothy Hoyer, Todd "Zilla" Noble Holloway and Gordon "Wrath" McCloud. Book is softcover, well bound, appx. 8.5" x 11" and 256 pages!! All in all this is a great book for personal reference and to have around to shop.

This book is now out of print.....1 in stock.
 

Tattoo Design Book - Animals


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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2008 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This book is really cool - the Tattoo Tribal guys really outdid themselves this time.!! This book has 20 full color, full pages original art pieces by some amazing artists including Horiyoshi III, Shige, Kishi from 56 Tattoos, Inkrat, Cotton Pickin', Horigyn from 8-Ball, Tattoo Studio Baku, Three Tides, Hocus Pocus, Cat Claw, Hyper Space, Chopstick, Slapstick and many more. Tattoo photos are clear and feature both traditional and contemporary art styles. The book is slip into three section - Water, Land and Air - and tattoos are arranged by animal. Over 300 color photos of amazing Japanese animal tattoos. This book is another great compilation out by the Tattoo Tribal magazine group - one of the most popular tattoo magazines here in Japan. Text is in Japanese, except for chapter introduction and some of the artists and shops. This is a great book for around the shop or personal reference.

 

Tattoo Design Book - Heroes and Heroines in Ukiyo-e

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2010 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This book is well done. It explores the Heroes of Japanese mythology via antique ukiyo-e, present day tattooing and illustrations by contemporary Japanese tattoo artists. The work is top notch, featuring the hottest tattooers in the Japanese scene today, in full color, in either full page otr quad split images. The text is in Japanese but the heroes and heroines are introduced in English as well, so you can research the stories you don't know. And the tattoo work is supported by ukiyo-e from Kuniyoshi, and his contemporaries, as well as illustrations from some of Japan's most prolific tattooers including Bunshin Horitoshi, Ton and Magoshi from Chopsticks, Horigyn, Horishio, Horihito, Hougen Kosei, Horinao, Horiken, Horizaru, Horitsuna, Mutsuo, Horimasa and more. That's just the artwork. The list of tattooers whose work was contributed is 5 times as long, and just amazing. This is a great little book to pick up.

 

 

Traditional Japanese Tattoos - Out of Print

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Size: 7” x 10.5” - Pages: 177 - Published: 2007 - Price: $60 - Softcover

This book, TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TATTOOS, features over 640  photos of traditional Japanese tattoos by 500 tattoo artists, including the Horiyoshi Family. Pictures are truly awe-inspiring, predominantly back pieces/body suits, and are amazingly detailed. Full color photos, 4 images per page. Book includes a list in the back of over 500 tattoo studios in Japan and includes phone/address and website info - if available. If you are interested in getting or giving a Japanese inspired tattoo this book will have some great ideas. Great reference book to have around the shop.

This book is out of print, we have mint copies in stock at present but should we not be able to fill your order, your payment will be refunded and your name added to the wait list. Thanks for understanding...Gomineko

 

Tattoo Photo Collection vol. 4


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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 192 - Published: 2009 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

This is an awesome little book, the fourth in the series. It includes 192 pages of full color images of tattoos done by the best artists tattooing in Japan.... including members of the Horiyoshi family. This book is appx. 7" x 10", and features 800 photos of Japanese tattoos.  Text in Japanese. The tattoos in the photos are all of traditional Japanese imagery (the heroes of the suikoden, demons and oni, dragons, phoenix and Koi fish) a great resource book for both the artist and those looking for inspiration for their own tattoos. It is interesting how true to form the style remains. This is a great compilation for any fan of traditional Japanese tattoo artwork and design.

 

Tattoo Design Book - Dragons

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2006 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

Finally, a book devoted solely to Japanese dragons!! This book has 22 full color, full pages original art pieces as well as over 300 color photos of amazing Japanese dragon tattoos.This book is a great new compilation out by the Tattoo Tribal magazine group - one of the most popular tattoo magazines here in Japan. Text is in Japanese, except for  chapter inTroductions, which introduce the type of dragon by name, in English, and some of the artists and shops. This is a great book for around the shop or personal reference. It is Limited to this printing only.

 

 

Back Piece Tattoo II

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Size: 23cm x 30cm - Pages: 151 - Published: 2010 - Price: $58 - Binding: Softcover

This cool collection of tattoo photos is put out by the Fujimi Mook people who publish Tattoo Tribal magazine here in Tokyo. This is a great collection of photographs of AMAZING Japanese back pieces, done by the top artitsts here in Japan andselect foreigners. It boasts an average of 2-6 photos per page, all full color. A great book to have around the shop.

 

 

Nihon Dentou Shisei vol. 3 - OOP


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Size: 8” x 11” - Pages: 130 - Published: 2007 - Price: $160 - Binding: Softcover

This is a mint copy of Nihon Dentou Shisei vol. 3 now out of print and very rare. Tattoo burst is one of three popular tattoo magazines here in Tokyo and this book recaps their best interviews with Japanese tebori (hand tattoo) masters, including Gifu Horihide, Syodai Horikou, Sinsyu Syodai Horigane, Toukai Horihide, Kantou Esashi Fuuga, Horihisa, Horinami, Horitaku, Horifuji and Musashi Bonten.This book boast 130 pages of color photographs, flash, photos of artists working and interviews (text in Japanese but artist name is in English at the beginning of his section) Book has high glossy pages and is well bound. The tattoo burst people have covered the tattoo scene here in Tokyo since coming onto the scene on 2001 and have created a great compilation. A must have for any serious collector of Japanese tattoo art.

This book is out of print and at present I do have 1 in stock, if I cannot fill your order I will refund your payment and put your name on our waiting list.

 
 
 

Gods & Warriors: Horimana - The Work of Chris Trevino

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Size: 10" x 14" - Pages: 174 with a few trifold pages.- Published: 2010 - Price: $228 -Binding: Hardcover in a cardboard sleeve.

This is Horimana's (Perfection Tattoo's Chris Trevino) opus. A beautifully bound collection of photos of his tattoo artistry including both body suits and close ups of points of interest and one shot pieces. It includes a forward by Ed Hardy and an interview in the back by TAM's own Crash. This one is definitely for collectors.

 

 

Bunshin II: Japanese Traditional Tattoo by Horitsune II

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Size: 9 " x 12" - Pages: 160.- Published: 2010 - Price: $50 -Binding: Hardcover

New from Tatowier Magazin's own publishing House and written in English, Japanese, and German this awesome collection is predominately full page, full color photographs of Horitsune's tattoo work. Tons of afro sporting men in fundoshi (the diaper like apparel) boasting stunning body suits this book is a must have for collectors of Japanese tattoo imagery. Including two articles on Horitsune II himself, a short essay on the history of Japanese tattooing and a second essay outlining the symbolism and cultural significance of the dragon and Kannon, Buddhist goddess of mercy - this book is comprehensive and well thought out. We highly recommend it.

 

 

Tattoo Design Book - Mythical Beasts

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Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 160 - Published: 2011 - Price: $40 - Binding: Softcover

Here is the latest in the series from Fujimi Mook Featuring Oriental Dragons, Oriental Sacred Beasts and Western Sacred Beast - yes there are some amazing unicorns and pegasus in this bad boy - this is a nice collection of tattoo work from Japan's most talented!

 

 

 

Tattooing Uber Alles: Volume 1 - The Germans

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Size: 21cm x 30cm - Pages: 256 - Published: 2012 - Price: $100 - Binding: Hardcover

This is a brand new survey book from Buddy Olli profiling many of Germany's top tattooers. Beautifully bound this book is printed in both German and English and includes a short interview of each artist, sketches, paintings and photos of his/her tattoo work. Awesome. Artists include Sandor Jordan, Jens Gossling, Chriss Dettmer, Imme Bohme, Andreas Coenen, Florian Ziebart, Soren Sangkuhl, Marc Alter, Dirk Reuter, Pino Cafaro, Sara Rosenbaum, Rode, Fred Altmann, Pete Gorlitz, Saxe, Roberto Seifert, Jurgen Eckel, Markus Lenhard, Simone Pfaff & Volko Merschky and Andi Knospe....lots of food for thought!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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