Tattoo Machine by Jeff Johnson
Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink

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As the proprietor of the legendary Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Johnson has inked gangbangers, age-defying moms, and sociopaths; he’s defused brawls and tended delicate egos. In Tattoo Machine, Johnson illuminates a world where art, drama, and commerce come together in highly entertaining theater. A tattoo shop is no longer a den of outcasts and degenerates, but a place where committed and schooled artists who paint on living canvases develop close bonds and bitter rivalries, where tattoo legends and innovators are equally revered, and where the potential for disaster lurks in every corner.

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Jeff Johnson has been tattooing professionally for eighteen years and is the co-owner of the Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, the oldest tattoo shop in Portland, Oregon. This is his first book.
Published July 1, 2009 by Spiegel & Grau. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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If you like permanent body art, welcome aboard. If you're scared of needles, run away.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, T...

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Want some absolutely fascinating information you'll absolutely never use? "Tattoo Machine" is the book for you.

Jul 30 2009 | Read Full Review of Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, T...

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