Michael Anthony Alberta Releases New Book on Tattoos and Piercings
Michael Anthony Alberta, controversial new author and artist, writes "Body Art Learner's Guide" - a technical manual for artists learning how to tattoo, pierce, and perform entry level body modifications. Body Art (tattooing, piercing, and body modification) is now officially recognized as both an art form and a profession. Athletes, businessmen, and even law enforcement personnel increasingly choose body art as a means of self-expression. It's clear skills vary widely among people who perform Body Art. An individual's level of education and guided practice determines ones skill. Michael Anthony Alberta guides you through the basics, encouraging to practice them over and over again so that after mastering the primary skill set, readers can then advance to more sophisticated techniques coming out in Volume 2. The main reasons Mike wrote "Body Art Learner's Guide" is to further the goals of "rookies" whose ambitions are to make a positive impact on the trade, remind veterans what our trade standards are, and break-down the corrupt educational system that's been plaguing this trade for decades.
According to Michael, for the aspiring body artist, the ideal path to refine ones skills is finding a noble artist, "noble" meaning willing to take on an apprentice in exchange for free work around the shop. However, points out that some of these "teachers" will just milk apprentices for their time and teach them little to nothing about body art. Although it violates the unwritten body art code of ethics and blacklists you from the mainstream body art media, he firmly believes this law is flawed and this information should be available with or without a formal apprenticeship. Now that body art is jolting the mainstream, there's a surplus of cheap apprentice labor, and a lot of shops are exploiting these young adults by keeping them around just to sterilize and clean the shop. Some shop owners go so far as to humiliate their "maintenance man" in front of clients. Michael Anthony Alberta wrote this book for both of them; for the student to build a firm foundation without being subjected to such treatment and for the crooked shop owner who knows how hard it is to work in this field and uses that to screw people over.
"It's all there- the whole enchilada" - Steve Santa Cruz CEO and Founder of Empire Tattoos Worldwide.
"I require all my artists to read this book and answer a series of questions prior to getting hired" - Ruslan Yeshmekov
"I wish I can go back in time and terminate your parents before you were born to prevent this from being written" - Most Old School Artists and Shop Owners
Body Art Learner's Guide ( ISBN 9781483402437 ) is available in paperback or eBook almost everywhere books are sold including Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Apple, Amazon, EBay, Etsy, Lulu and more.
Michael Anthony Alberta is formally educated in various forms of body work, body art, and subtle energy. His training led him to start Dynamic Body Art Institute, produce a medicinal modality with an accompanying software application and author a couple books around these topics within the past few months. Body Art Learners Guide was written first, then Leaving a Mark. Michael also originated Quantum Body Jewelry with David Sereda of Light Stream Technologies. Michael Anthony Alberta's research into geomancy, symbolism and human vortex points allowed him to articulate a system for not only their application, but marking the body in general.