"Got ink?" Having a tattoo is now thoroughly mainstream-but getting it done is still scary for most regular folks. Does it hurt? Is it safe? How much does it cost? Written for the novice and aficionado alike, this book walks the reader through every step of the process: making the big decision, handling the physical event, and finally, taking proper care of your own personal work of art. Expert advice from a high-profile professional Includes 30 original designs, exclusive to this book Includes 8-page full-color insert Millions of people of all ages get inked each year Tattoo shops have sprung up everywhere to meet this growing demand, and cable shows such as "Miami Ink" and "Inked" draw huge audiences"
John Reardon is a professional tattoo artist who has worked at the yearly gala tatt event at New York's Roseland Ballroom and judged various international contests throughout Europe. He is also a featured artist at Merlin's Tattoos, the shop showcased in the popular cable show "Miami Ink."