Tattoo - Behind the Needle, takes the reader into the shop of twelve talented tattoo artists. This is an opportunity to learn how and where each artist learned his or her skills, where they find inspiration, and exactly how they create bright, colourful, living tattoos. Joy Surles, former editor of Skin Art magazine, and author of Tattoo, from Idea to Ink, is the ideal author for this new title from Wolfgang Publications. Joy not only understands tattoos, but also has a discerning eye and the respect of the artists. With this kind of report, Joy is able to draw out each artist so that each interview provides more than just the basics of the artist's education and experience, and includes personal insights and secret techniques. Each of these artists has a unique style, a style that is explained from both an artistic and a technical style.