The Book

A tattoo book like no other, Tattooed by the Family Business focuses on the work of Mo Coppoletta and The Family Business, based in London’s Exmouth Market. Visually taking us through the creative and physical process of having a tattoo, this book is as much an inspirational design source as a peek into the private world of the tattoo parlour, its artists and clients. From the first traces to the finished design, the characters and equipments used, this book reflects the status of the tattoo as a truly twenty-first century art form.

Mo Coppoletta is one of the world’s most respected tattoo artists. He established The Family Business Tattoo shop in 2003 in the heart of London with the aim of creating a new setting for tattoo enthusiasts – a shop with a different approach and a unique environment. The Family Business has built a strong following and is now internationally renowned for its high standards of creativity and talented artists.

Hardback, 208 pages
Published in 2010 by Pavilion Books
Photography © Fredi Marcarini and Chris Terry

Signed copies the book are available for purchase.