London is a world leader in tattoo art and The London Tattoo Guide is the authoritative, first-of-a-kind and beautifully presented handbook that illuminates the leading pioneers of the city's tattoo industry. The book profiles the top London studios championing new aesthetics and techniques, and celebrates their resident tattooists. Featured studios include Cloak & Dagger Tattoo (Shoreditch), Frith Street Tattoo (Soho), Good Times (Shoreditch), Love Hate Social Club (Notting Hill), Modern Classic Tattoo (Fulham), New Wave Tattoo (Muswell Hill), Old Habits (Haggerston), Parliament Tattoo (Finsbury Park), Prick (Old Street), Sang Bleu (Dalston), Seven Doors Tattoo (Aldgate), Shall Adore (Shoreditch), The Circle (Soho) and The Family Business (Exmouth Market) . Each profile includes a critique of what makes it an elite parlour, along with in-depth interviews with the owner and the resident artists, plus photographs of the artworks, the artists and the studio. Booking information is included. Tom Angell also gives his top ten tips for getting your first tattoo and the criteria to use when selecting a studio and an artist.
Discover why London is one of the world's top tattoo destinations.
Tom Angell is a Londoner and a tattoo collector. By day, Tom is a copywriter at a top London branded content agency where he develops campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands. He also runs a small TV development company with his brother. Patrick Dalton is a writer and photographer from London. He enjoys the kitsch, the mundane and the well travelled path.