This is a fantastic resource for anybody who’s thinking about getting a tattoo. In fact, I would go so far as to say that you shouldn’t get a tattoo without reading this book. You can look up tattoo symbols by name, by type, or just thumb through the whole thing looking at all the fantastic illustrations. I bought the book when I decided the time had come to take the tattoo plunge, but realized I had no idea what design I would want or would look good. This book helped me choose a design I would never have thought of by myself. Even if you’re not considering a tattoo yourself, the entries make for fascinating reading. Every tattoo shop should have one of these!
… a book that should be in every tattoo shop on the planet. It’s an easy-to-use, A-Z reference guide … — Skin & Ink Magazine, March, 2004
… will not only provide an invaluable tool to artists and collectors alike, it’s also a great read … — Tattoo Revue Magazine, Issue #114
Guilty pleasure. — Kansas City Star, August 17, 2003
Looking for that perfect gift for your teenage son or daughter – that free-spirited, be-myself, make-a-statement child …? Voila. — St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 21, 2003
… useful resource for anyone seriously contemplating a tattoo … interesting, well-written treatment on the meaning of commonly used symbols. — Netsurfer Books