The topic of Tattoos is important because of the huge popularity of this art form. Fully 24% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 50 are tattooed, and 36% between the ages of 18 to 29 have at least one tattoo. And yet there are very few quality tattoo books. Tattoo: From Idea To Ink, is an indispensable resource for tattoo artists and collectors alike. The book traces the origin of a tattoo from its initial inception through the process of design and finally implementation in the hands of talented artists like Amanda Wachob of Blue Moon Tattoo in Buffalo, New York. With an abundance of colorful images and insightful text, this book provides a first-hand look at the stages a custom client experiences in getting the tattoo of his or her dreams. From understanding this process and reviewing the different styles of art available, Tattoo: From Idea to Ink, offers artwork, artists, and suggestions for anyone looking for that perfect piece of art. In addition to a full section filled with original artwork from master tattooists, the book features work by industry legends like Brandon Bond, Sarah Peacock, Zsolt Sarkozi, Shannon Schober, Mario Desa, Corey Rogers, Josh Woods, Nate Beavers, and many more. This book traces a series tattoos from the initial concept, through the creation of the art and finally, the implementation of the art on the customer’s body. The book is a guide to anyone looking to go beyond standard art and tattoos that are little more than visual cliches. For the tattoo aficionado, this book offers original art, ideas for anyone trying to take a fresh approach, and a list of talented artists.