MR.G & CHINCHILLA'S
Welcome to our little associate bookstore! These books are in no
particular order. Many of these books are part of our museum library and have helped us
expand our understanding of tattooing. Others have helped us pass the long winter nights
next to the woodstove on our cozy houseboat. Any books ordered through us are greatly
appreciated as they help Triangle Tattoo Museum stay afloat. If you have any suggestions
please let us know...Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about Amazon.com and ordering go to the bottom of the page.
| The Total Tattoo
Book Very informative & answers many, if not all of your questions. Look for some
pages about Triangle Tattoo.
|Bodies of Subversion
: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo In depth interviews and historical
photos.Feminist approach towards tattooing makes interesting reading and possible
Affordable coffee table book. Informative with quality photos. We've looked at this book
hundreds of times.
|Skin Shows : The Art
of Tattoo All of Chris's books are required reading for the serious collector. His
books are full of some the best photos on the subject of tattooing.His eye and personal
involvement with the tattooist in their natural setting is unparalleled.
|Skin Shows III : The
Art of Tattoo The books in Chris Wroblewski Skin Shows series are always amazing
to read. He consistently provides an artistic new look at tattooing in each book.
|Skin Shows IV
Not only do the books the Skin Shows series contain Chris's powerful photographs they also
include rare prints and short articles.
|Tattoo : Pigments of
Imagination Again! Chris Wroblewski!
|Bad Boys and Tough
Tattoos : A Social History of the Tattoo With Gangs, Sailors, and Street-Corner Punks,
1950-1965 (Haworth Series in Gay and Lesbian) This book is written by a
retired tattooist who lived the life in the settings he vividly describes. A rare
and in depth description of a bygone era of tattooing,also gives insight into the gay
experience of the 50's.
A very useful artistic book by Phoenix & Arabeth. B&W drawings that inspire
artists as well as tattoo collectors.
| Henna (Mehndi)
Bodyart Handbook Another Phoenix & Arabeth book that was hot at the L.A.convention
|The Father of
American Tattooing : Franklin Paul Rogers The title says it all! If you're serious
about tattooing and haven't read this book order it now!
|The Hawaiian Tattoo
I haven't read this one yet but it's on my list as a historically important title.
|Art, Sex and Symbol
: The Mystery of Tattooing This was one of the first books I read as an apprentice.
If you can find one, hang on to it, rare & more valuable everyday.
|Heavily Tattooed Men
and Women Another rare book, by Spider Webb. If your into old photos this has what
your looking for.
|Modern Primitives :
An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual (Re/Search ; #12) A very
popular book among tattooist,piercers and collectors.Covers a lot of issues . Could shock
you if you haven't been around the body modification scene.I love the interview with our
good friend Capt. Don.
Civilization : Artistic Transformations of the Human Body In depth and written for
university studies , the subjects are fascinating and cover a broad spectrum.
|Pierced Hearts and
True Love : A Century of Drawings for Tattoos Any project involving D.E. Hardy is
required reading .This is a collaboration involving Margo Demello,Alan B.Govenar,Don Ed
Hardy, Michael McCabe,and Mark C. Taylor.If you don't even like tattoos you will like this
book. The artifacts featured within this book are still touring the worlds major
metropolitan museums. Definitely a fine art book.
|Flash from the Past
: Classic American Tattoo Designs 1890-1965 Don Ed Hardy. Good ole flash to
refresh the artist within.
Painting : Methods and Materials Great resource book for a different angle on
composition & design .
|Tao Magic : The
Secret Language of Diagrams and Calligraphy Resource for helping you understand all
that squiggly stuff we've been putting on people for years.
of the East Either helpful in your calligraphy comprehension or impress your friends
and get laid by spiritual types.
|Art Forms in Nature
Helpful when you been in the studio to long and you need to come up with a
design from the great outdoors.