Ink in the Hood: Tattoos for Darker Skin

Randy Dragon Holder

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One of the biggest challenges currently facing tattoo artists is to effectively tattoo dark skin. This book introduces tattoo artists to a different approach to tattoo art. Over the course of tattooing thousands of people of color, the author developed techniques and discovered tattoo patterns that best reflect his clients' cultures and communities, many of which are displayed here. Using 380 striking color photos of his work and a recounting of amazing experiences that led an artist involved in tattooing since the 1960s to discover techniques and applications that produce effective, clear tattoos on dark skin. This book is a grand introduction to tattooing dark skin and a fascinating resource.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 380 color photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764333330

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Randy Holder has been involved in the tattoo business since the 1960s. In recent years he has dedicated himself to creating tattoos that display well on dark skin.