These recommended titles showcase the viewpoints and experiences of the tattooed woman, as well as showing her vividly in many pictures. Many of these books are by female photographers and authors who are members of the tattoo community.
The Illustrated Woman
by William Demichele (Photographer), Shotsie Gorman (Designer)
This is a luscious collection of portraits of tattooed women. The collected age range includes women in their 20s up through women in their 60s, with coverage that ranges from one teeny tat to full bodysuits. All the pictures are full-color and most are full-page in size too for incredible depiction and detail.
Bodies of Subversion 2 Ed: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo
by Margot Mifflin
This history of women and tattooing is not only authored by a women, but put out by a woman-owned press. Juno Books was founded by Andrea Juno, who cut her teeth at Re/Search and their seminal body art volume MODERN PRIMITIVES. This book includes info on both influential tattooed women and artists as well as tons of photos.
Stewed Screwed and Tattooed
by Madame Chinchilla, Jan Hinson (Photographer)
This great volume was both authored and photographed by women, thus providing a unique insight into the world of tattooing. The author speaks from her twelve year experience as a tattooed woman, artist and writer. Includes commentary on the social stigma of tattooing and spiritual connections.
The New Tattoo
by Victoria Lautman, Vicki Berndt (Photographer)
Another great tattoo book produced by another female author/photogapher duo. Categories showcase many popular tattoo themes and styles with full-color pictures.