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As seen in Star Wars Insider, Tattoo Artist Magazine, Skin Deep, Tatu Arte, Tattoo Society, Tattoos For Men, Tattoo Magazine, Tattoo Savage, Bizarre Magazine, Picture Magazine (Australia) and on Sunday Japon with Dave Spector!

Update: November 13th, 2010


The Force in the Flesh is now no longer available directly from this website! On behalf of everyone involved in this project, we would like to thank all of the many people who have supported us and purchased the book over the past three and a half years. It's been an amazing journey and we've made some great friends along the way. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU all!

If you're looking for a copy of the book, don't despair! Our distributor Tattoo Flash Books still has copies available! If you're looking to pick this up for a Christmas present, i would recommend you do so soon as their quantities are limited and this is currently one of the last purchasing options before the book is completely out of print! ORDER HERE!

Update: November 23rd, 2009

Less Than 75 Copies Remain With the Author!

If you've been waiting to buy your copy of The Force in the Flesh, you might not want to wait much longer as less than 75 copies remain available for purchase and signing through the website, direct from the author. Don't miss your chance to buy a signed copy!

To ensure delivery for the holidays, orders should be placed by the following dates:
Canada: Dec 11, 2009 or December 22, 2009 via Xpresspost
USA: December 14, 2009
International: December 7, 2009 via Xpresspost (Airmail) only.

Update: June 22nd, 2009

Interview With the 501st Cast!

Check out The Force in the Flesh author Shane Turgeon in his recent interview with Dean from the 501st Cast where they talk about the book, Tattoos and Toys dot com, and the exclusive new clothing line from Shop.StarWars.Com! Listen here!
Interview begins about 7 mins in.

Update: May 30th, 2009

New Star Wars Tattoo Art Shirts from StarWarsShop.com!

We're pleased to announce that StarWarsShop.com, in cooperation with Shane Turgeon and The Force in the Flesh, will be releasing a limited line of licensed Star Wars tattoo shirts featuring designs by artists featured in the book!

The first shirt in this series was designed by Adam Hays from Red Rocket Tattoo in New York. It features his wildly popular "No Roses Grow on a Trooper's Grave" design and is completed with the addition of his signature on the back of the shirt. These shirts are limited to 600 and come in a special collectors tin which also features the artwork.

This awesome shirt is now up for pre-sale here! and are limited to 600 so act fast! If this shirt sells well, it will mean more Star Wars tattoo products will be made available from Lucasfilm!

Update: March 14th, 2009

New Interviews and Reviews!

Check out reviews for The Force in the Flesh and interviews with author Shane Turgeon in the newest issues of Star Wars Insider, Tattoo Artist Magazine, and Skin Deep!

Update: November 26th, 2008

Holiday Promo: The Book, The Flash, the "I Love" Shirt!

It's that time of year again and we here at The Force in the Flesh want to offer everyone a special lil' something for the Holidays.

First off, in a recent reorganization, i found a hidden box of the renowned "I Love My Star Wars Tattoo" t-shirt designed by LA Ink star Hannah Aitchison. This design was strictly limited to 250 pieces and was offered as a Celebration 4 and Europe exclusive. This shirt was sold out before uncovering this box which contains only 15 shirts. These are the last 15 shirts and once they're gone, they're gone. Shirts are $40 US plus shipping.

Secondly, I'm proud to offer our set of "The Force in the Flash" for online sale - for the first ever time. This set of flash was previously only available at conventions and features unique and never before seen artwork from all of the artists featured in the book. This four page set was designed by the book's designer Jeff Correll to match the book's interior graphics. This set was strictly limited to 50 pieces and several sets have already been sold. A sample page can be seen here and sets are $40 US plus shipping.

You're welcome to purchase either of the above items on their own but because we love you we're offering both the shirt and the flash together with the book ($55 here on the site) for the special holiday price of $110 plus shipping. That's a $25 savings. Buy all three and we'll include a copy of Star Wars Insider #68 where The Force in the Flesh author Shane Turgeon wrote a six page feature on Star Wars tattoos.

Or you can:

Buy the shirt and the book together for $85 plus shipping.

Buy the book and the flash for together for $85 plus shipping.

Buy the shirt and the flash together for $70 plus shipping.

Please direct all purchase inquiries to sales@theforceintheflesh.com

Happy holidays everyone!

Update: February 9th, 2008

The Force in the Flesh at Kat Von D's Musink Festival!

In our first convention appearance of 2008, we're pleased to announce that "The Force in the Flesh" will be available at the Musink Festival in Costa Mesa, California running February 22-24. Our booth will be located in the Artist Building (#10 as seen here on the Musink website) close to the High Voltage/LA Ink booth. Shane will be present selling and signing any and all copies purchased at the show and Hannah Aitchison, who is featured in "The Force in the Flesh", will also be happy to sign any copies brought by her booth.

If you're planning to attend, be sure to come by and pick up a signed copy!

Update: November 4th, 2007

Give Them the Gift of Star Wars Tattoos This Holiday Season!

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and we can't think of a better gift to give than a copy of "The Force in the Flesh"! It's perfect for that hard to buy for Star Wars collector and/or tattoo aficianado in your family or circle of friends. Don't believe us? Well, check out our new reviews page to find out what others have thought of the book! Remember to order soon as the books are shipped from Canada and do take a little while to arrive. To ensure US and International air mail delivery by December 25th, you'll need to have your orders placed by the following dates:

-Africa: November 26th
-Asia: December 3rd
-Australia and New Zealand: December 3rd
-Caribbean: December 3rd
-Europe: Decemeber 3rd
-The Middle East: December 3rd
-USA: December 10th

If you're interested in buying the book and would prefer to pay by credit card, instead of paypal or money order as available here, our good friends at Hollywood Heroes now have the book for sale on their website where they accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover card payment. To view the book on the Hollywood Heroes site, please CLICK HERE.

From all of us here at "The Force in the Flesh" we wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday!

Update: October 19th, 2007

The Force in the Flesh Appearances in Plano, Texas and Edmonton, Alberta!

This weekend "The Force in the Flesh" will be available at two exciting events. The first are the Star Wars Fan Days taking place this Saturday and Sunday in Plano, Texas. Head on over to our good friends at the Official Pix booth where they'll be selling copies of the book. If Texas is too far away and you're closer to Alberta, the other land of oil and cattle, be sure to check out the Pop Culture Fair where author Shane Turgeon will be on hand selling and signing copies of this highly talked about new publication!

Update: August 23rd, 2007

The Force in the Flesh Brings Star Wars Tattoos to the Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival!

I'm pleased to announce that i'll be attending the 2007 Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival taking place September 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Calgary Round Up Center. I'll be there selling and signing copies of The Force in the Flesh and plenty of the artists featured in the book will be at the convention, including Hannah Aitchison, Matt Ellis, Justin Kovesy, Scott Veldhoen and many more, so you'll never know who might be hanging around the booth. If you're in Alberta, be sure to stop by and check out what has become one of Canada's premiere tattoo events.

Update: June 20th, 2007

The Force in the Flesh at Celebration Europe and the San Diego Comic Con!

We will be at Celebration Europe in London, England from July 13 - 15 with another big Star Wars tattoo exhibit and competition! We've got some great things in store for what is shaping up to be an amazing event! If you're in the area, you're not going to want to miss this one! We will also have a very limited number of "The Force in the Flesh" at Celebration Europe as well.

And "The Force in the Flesh" desginer Jeff Correll will be joining us again for a signing, this time at the San Diego Comic Con, July 26 - 29, where we'll be set up in the Star Wars pavilion with our good friends Official Pix. "The Force in the Flesh" will be for sale throughout the convention and Jeff and Shane will be more than happy to sign copies.

It's going to be a busy summer but we're looking forward to meeting you all while we're on the road!

Update May 17, 2007

The Force in the Flesh will be officially unveiled at Celebration IV in Los Angeles on May 24th, 2007 in conjunction with the Star Wars tattoo events scheduled to run throughout the weekend (brought to you by www.tattoosandtoys.com)!

If you thought what we put together for CIII was awesome, then you're sure to be blown away this year. Once again we'll have a large exhibit in the Fan Force Hall where everyone will be able to pick up their copies of "The Force in the Flesh", check out our highly visual exhibit, and register for the Star Wars tattoo competition! This fan favourite event will be held on Sunday the 27th in the Celebration Theatre from 3pm - 430pm. Immediately following the competition, Star Wars tattoo enthusiasts will be invited to the Fan Club Lounge to attend a special Star Wars tattoo meet and greet where everyone will be able to mingle about, show of their work and get to know one another.

And that's not all! We will have an exclusive, licensed Star Wars tattoo shirt available at our Celebration IV exhibit. The shirt was designed by renowned tattoo artist Hannah Aitchison and is sure to please everyone who has a Star Wars tattoo! Check out the announcement on The Force Dot Net! http://www.theforce.net/topstory/story/C4_I_Love_My_Star_Wars_Tattoo_105798.asp

Also, and not to be outshadowed, a new Tattoos And Toys Dot Com shirt design will be available at Celebration IV as well!

See you in a week!

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