Tattoo - Behind the Needle

Tattoo - Behind the Needle

by Joy Surles


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Tattoo – Behind the Needle, takes the reader into the shop of 12 talented young tattoo artists. This is an opportunity to learn how and where each artist learned his or her skills, who they turn to for inspiration, and exactly how they create bright, colorful, living tattoos.

Tattoo – Behind the Needle, includes interviews with well-known artists like Brandon Bond, Amanda Wachob, Shannon Schober and Nate Beavers. Each has a distinctive style, a unique philosophy, and a very personal approach to tattoo art.

Joy Surles, former tattoo magazine editor, gives each artist one chapter to explain who they are and what they do. A series of bright photographs illustrate in pictures what Joy and the artists convey in words.

The interviews, combined with photos of the artist at work, help to make this more than just a book about tattoos. Tattoo - Behind the Needle, is more like spending a day, one on one, with Brandon Bond or Amanda Wachob. Let Wolfgang Publications take you behind the scenes in 12 different tattoo shops.

Tattoo - Behind the Needle, 144 pages, 300+ color images, $29.95 retail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929133789
Publisher: Wolfgang Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Series: Tattoo-U Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joy Surles is the former editor for Art and Ink Publications, a tattoo magazine syndicate publishing Skin Art, Tattoo Revue, Tattoos For Men, Tattoos For Women, and Tabu. With a M.A. in English and strong background in tattoos, Joy is the ideal person to author this book. Before making the switch to journalism, Joy taught college writing at Long Island University and Stern College for Women. A poet as well as a writer and editor, Joy’s poems have appeared in Lungfull and Si Senor.

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