Jon McKibbin. Tribal design. Alan's Tattoo and Piercing Design. December 15, 2003. http://www.alanstattoo.co.uk/tattoogal1.htm
Galleries and Images
The following are resources containing images of tattoos. These resources do not necessarily provide historical or social context to the art of tattooing, but the images speak for themselves. Use these sites for enjoyment or to inspire your own work.
The photographs in this National Geographic Gallery were taken of tattooed people throughout the world by photographer Chris Rainier.
An online gallery of tattoo images submitted by various artists and organized by subject.
This tattoo artist specializes in traditional and Japanese tattooing. Check out his gallery under Tattoos on his homepage.
Although the pages in this gallery load very slowly with a dial up connection, they're well worth the wait. This British tattoo studio has loads of beautiful work uploaded and organized into categories.
Voodoo Tattoo Studios is located in Toronto. The studio is dedicated to clean, bold tattooing, and you can see that its artists succeed in the online galleries.
This reference book includes thousands of tattoo designs and their meanings. It's a useful book to have on site for clients or to use for inspiration.