Current Price: £9.98
Number of Pages: 80
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Very Good
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Megan Massacre, star of NY Ink and America's Worst Tattoos, has decided to create her own tattoo-themed colouring book published by Watson-Guptill (an imprint of Penguin Random House).
This book features 37 body-art illustrations from Megan's own hand, all designed and drawn in pen and ink. There is a mixture of styles from heavily embellished sugar skulls, intricate filigree patterns and detailed mandalas to mermaids, birds and weaponry.
At first glance the book seemed to have a lot of filler pages, but on closer inspection you discover that the pattern you assumed was random is actually shaped like a bat, and the bunch of seemingly irregular florals makes up a realistic heart shape.
Take a look through the book here:
The book is very well made with a matte black cover made from luxury thick card with glossy piano black detailing. It has a look reminiscent to a book you would flick through at the tattoo parlour to choose your next piece of ink, being very gothic-looking but colourful at the same time.
The paper is very thick with a smooth, flat surface, so there is no pesky deep tooth to push your pencils into. Each illustration is one-sided and all pages are perforated, making it easy to remove and frame if you wish.
I'd obviously recommend this book tattoo-lovers but it also appeals to the general colouring community who are interested in this type of edgy design. Here is my finished picture, coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
Marked in Ink by Megan Massacre