Tattoo in Japan: Traditional and Modern Styles is an impressive book about the creation of long-lasting body art in the form of tattoos. With a large collection of rich coloured images that show of Japan’s rich tattoo culture, it’s a book for both tattoo enthusiasts as well as for people who are interested in the Japanese culture, art and graphic designs. The book is divided into four chapters (Tokyo, Chubu, Kyoto and Osaka) with each chapter illustrating the tattoo styles that the these cities are known for. The surprising fact that tattoos in Japan are such a huge taboo makes it extraordinary to see bodies that are fully covered and publicly displayed. The book consists of 320 pages with about 250 photographs and it is written in English and German. Based on my own experiences of reading books about Japan’s tattoo culture, I can honestly say such books are a must-have for anyone that is somehow interested in any way of art. More pictures below.