I have to admit, however, that I did find myself a little conflicted at times. I am a self-confessed tattoo junkie and one or two of the shots felt as though less would have been more. Had I been choosing which of Abbey So's tattoos to do a full page close up of, I'm afraid the "Meow" situated just above her genitals wouldn't have been it. But what do I know? Christian Saint has been a master of his craft for many years, I guess he knows his art better then I do.
I also found the indexing system laborious, bordering on tedious. Alphabetically listed models (who are also numbered), cross referenced with page numbers and similarly tattoo artists listed in the same A-Z fashion who are in turn cross referenced numerically with the model but alas there is nothing to indicate which artist did which tattoo and these girls have a lot of tattoos. The index is as clumsy as my description of it. I gave up in the end.
I digress, these are minor gripes about a book which is, overall, magnificent in both its content and manufacture. Christian Saint's work is once again more Rolls Royce than Ford Fiesta and I'm quite sure that this won't be the last we see from him. While I personally feel there may be the occasional unnecessary display of genitalia there is still nothing tawdry about their inclusion.
If you love beautiful, tattooed women and you loved "Tattooed Super Models" then you are going to love "Tattooed Beauties". As for me, I'm off to contemplate what has gone wrong with my life when 256 pages of gorgeous women with no clothes on leaves me pissed off at the index.
Jas K. Contentedly grumpy since 1970. Notoriously difficult to please, harder to impress and tireless in the pursuit of the perfection in others that I proudly fail to achieve myself.
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