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Summer of Uncertainty

July 5th, 2010 by

Because it’s summer, the urge for a new tattoo or maybe even that first time tattoo seems to grow exponentially.  I guess it’s the weather, the beach, the freedom and happiness that often comes along with the summer season.  People want to show some skin and quite often, people want to show off some of the beautiful art that they have tattooed on their bodies.

Well, if you happen to be one of the many people out there who are contemplating their first tattoo this summer, you might feel a little overwhelmed with all the information to be found on tattoos and/or getting a tattoo done.  If you’re already past the initial first-timer question of Does it hurt?, and have decided that you still want a tattoo regardless of whether or not it does in fact, hurt, then you’ll no doubt have more important questions that you want answered.  While I personally can’t answer all your questions – actually, I can answer one: no, the guy you met at 7-11 who says he’ll tattoo you in his basement for a pack of cigarettes and a box of wine isn’t a real tattoo artist and yes, you should stay far, far away from him.  Seriously though, if you’re looking for an abundance of information on the vast tattoo world, then it might serve you quite well to pick up The Tattoo Bible, a 164 page reference manual of sorts, from British publisher Jazz Publishing.

According to Jazz Publishing’s website:

“The Tattoo Bible is the manifestation of erudition assimilated over many years and is the most comprehensive body of work for a prospective tattoo collector to date, providing an insider’s view of the tattoo world to those looking in. Amongst its informative pages, it explores the roads and avenues an individual faces when deciding upon a piece of body art and offers thoughtful insight into every single aspect of this, whilst also providing a complete overview of the many genres available, all exquisitely illustrated with a selection of outstanding tattoo photography.”

“Education is paramount when it comes to making decisions that will echo through the hallways of one’s life. The Tattoo Bible provides wisdom and a balanced perspective in a book by which you may live your tattooed life.”

Seems like a good place to start.  At the very least the book can most likely serve as inspiration for the type of tattoo that you may want to get.  It certainly isn’t essential, but it can provide a wealth of information on a life long commitment that far too many people rush into.

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