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Hello everyone,

I just read this e-book and there is some really great thinking in it.
If you ever wanted to try mentalism or played with the idea of being a thought reader, then this is a great book to get.

The book sells for $60 dollars which is a big price in today’s economic climate. With 35 entries from a wealth of very knowledgeable contributors that comes out to a pleasantly shocking cost of ONLY $1.71 per routine.

It has been said that if you only get one routine out of a book then you paid for the book. I am here to tell you that I have 11 routines from this E-book that I am going to use.

I am not going to describe every effect because I don’t want to type all night! LOL
There are routines that seen totally impossible. There are effects that use duel reality and hypnosis.

If you ever thought about using a pendulum or want to improve your own work with one, there is an outstanding essay on it.

From using what is known as the Dunninger’s ploy, smash and stabs, design duplications, PK effect, and some off the wall stuff that is amazing, you won’t find any better book or E-book that offers so much.

There is another thread on this if you want to read more.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=15&73


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OKAY, ALL! I have gotten just a few effects into this book and I must say the first effect BY ITSELF is worth the price of this book. It is amazing, totally worth the money and an absolute must have if you love mentalism! Don't wait to jump in, it is GREAT! Did I mention I like the book.... Smile

There are 35 entries in this pdf and the first one already makes me feel I got my money's worth!

Here are the entries from a quote by DT3:

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On 2009-12-27 00:46, DT3 wrote:
So. By now you have probably read the list of names who contributed to Tattoo. But what exactly is the book made up of?

Well, it's near impossible to describe and still give it justice. It's a monster of a book. Here's my humble attempt at a synopsis of the contents:

First off, it's an anti-cancer rap by Dynamike!

Next, a triple attack foreword by Jeff Richards, Brad Gordon, and some guy named Don Theo III. These words set the mood nicely for the journey the reader is about to take, shedding insight into the behind the scenes battle responsible for bringing the book to fruition.

Then, a touching thank you note from Nathan. It's nice to see our maestro step up to the mike, and I have no doubt after finishing your first reading, this will be the first thing you go back to re-read.

Now let's talk about some killer effects. Here they are in the order they will be found in the book:

Wev'e Got Your Number by Alain Nu and John Riggs

Everyone in the audience is asked to think of a random FOUR DIGIT number which somehow corresponds to them or their life. The CEO or guest of honor randomly eliminates everyone in the audience to arrive at one person. That person reveals the number they have been thinking of. It matches a prediction made before the show even started.

Terms of Concealment: A Small Rant by Joshua Quinn

The first of several excellent essays in Tattoo. In this one, Joshua takes on certain aspects of our communication with the audience, and the feelings they walk away with. Powerful stuff. As mentioned in the subtitle, it is a "small rant." Joshua gives us a jolt reminding us to take a good look at the actual experience of the audience members.

Ink by Thomas Baxter

Here we step into the twilight zone for the first of many times in Tattoo. This reminded me of stories I heard about Uri Geller. Instead of duplicating a drawing, you are going to make the drawing teleport. At this point, things go crazy and the teleporting becomes tangible and shocking.

Leprechaunian Tales by Tony Iacoviello

Some beautiful storytelling by Tony Eye that carries with it a multitude of uses. Beyond that, it's also just a great read.

Identity by Thom Bleasdale

A close-up piece with a "personality test" type motif, which is bound to draw your participants in. I'm wrestling with my own fingers to not type more about this one, but I will say the ending is a very strong kick in the pants.

Heart 2 Heart by Bill Cushman

Fans of Dr. Bill will be familiar with this intimate piece of theatre. Those who don't know about it will be in for a treat. The performer has a participant think of a crush they once had. They also re-create a memory in their mind. The performer reads the participant's mind and then actually names the crush they were thinking of.

The Hateful Page by Iain Dunford

A "book test" that transcends the genre. People bring books they hate along to the show. One is chosen, pages are randomly ripped out of the book in a fit of rage by an audience member, the mentalist can tell them a word or sentence they are thinking of from the page. Includes very entertaining staging and performance.

Fear of Number Two by Greg Arce

The author's name alone let's you know you are in for something special. This is, for lack of better terminology, a smash and stab style routine but with the ingenuity and flair that only Greg is capable of.

Familiar by Rob Domenech

This is a very pretty demonstration of an inexplicable coincidence. Beautiful card mentalism that basically requires no sleight of hand and any shuffled deck in use.

Calling Card by Jeff Richards

This routine is good enough to make you single guys consider getting married. Jeff takes the "wizard" premise and injects it with presentational steroids, combining methods which I doubt have been used before with this type of effect. This is one of the most talked about routines in his program, and he gets great reactions from it. Not hard to figure out why after reading the scripting and structure he has put together.

Jeff was very generous in sharing a routine that is obviously very valuable to him. And he spares nothing. I love how he goes into the psychology of every detail in the script. It's obvious this one has been worked over and honed to where it is today.

Bold Matchbook by Brad Gordon

I LOVE Brad Gordon. He steps way outside the box and turns a classic into a freak-out session with this one. A VERY unique contribution. As a bonus, in true Scarnecky style he laces the description with thoughts and quotes so provocative that reading the description is an effect in and of itself.

An Exercise in Creativity by Bob Cassidy

As always, Cassidy reveals more in-between the lines, as the title suggests, than even the effect itself. In this exercise, you will memorize a deck of playing cards. (No, not that routine, this is something totally different.)

A Kiss on the Hand by Christopher Carter

You have to love a project that garners contributions from real world workers that are usually too busy to write up and release their effects. This one is a powerhorse routine that could easily be the most memorable thing you do in an evening on the stage. Hypnotism, women, kisses, telepathy, all very professionally structured. Mr. Carter does all the heavy lifting for you. But you will need to be a true showman to do this piece the justice it deserves.

A Flawless Suit by Andrew Gerard

Andrew presents an opportunity to play James Bond with a few female admirers. What seems like a harmless game slowly gravitates to the impossible, complete with tips on style.

Andrew Gerard's Invisible Deck Routine by guess who

The title gives you more than enough info on what this is. I think you could do this routine for people who actually know what an ID is and they wouldn't even suspect it.

HTP 2009 by Sean Waters

Fans of Sean's marvelous book Ponderings are in for a real treat, as he shares updates to what was already a killer routine. Those of you who have not read Waters' books are in for something very special, and this is a great introduction.

Sean uses a classic psychological test to engage the audience, then out of nowhere knocks them for six with untraceable drawing duplication. Sorry Sean, I know there is so much more to it than that, but I don't want to give away any surprises.

Sean is also very generous in covering all the little nuances needed and even tips a close up handling for HTP.

Intimately in Passing by Meraux Dantes

Here we get to take a break from all of the mindblowing mentalism and enjoy some very inspirational thoughts from a very inspirational performer, Meraux Dantes. This essay is one of the stars of the book. It really exemplifies the spirit of Tattoo and will give you the power of true magic to infuse in each and every routine you do.

String Theory by Phill Smith

Back outside the box we go. Some spooky PK work here, with a great premise built around it. Phill is known for his effective scripting, and you can expect no less with String Theory. Another great example of pulling out an old forgotten chestnut and (pardon me Phill, this is a southern USA expression) he really put the lipstick on the pig with this one.

While on the subject of Mr. Smith, he has done a superb job with the design of Tattoo. It's difficult to give an ebook an element of "soul" but not too difficult for Phil Smith, apparently. Very professional, very colorful, and thankfully very easy on the eyes.

The Tao of Tony by Joshua Quinn

I read this one over and over. This is an essay about the lessons Joshua learned while working for Tony Clifton in his band. Yes, that Tony Clifton. This entry is very entertaining, very enlightening, and just an all around big bucket of fun.

The Channel by Kenton Knepper

Classic Kentonism from his book Weerd Enough.

Tommy's Marvellous Wristwatch Duplicity by Thom Bleasdale

A shocking moment of synchronicity built on watch routines from Maven and Osterlind. A common motif in Thom's work is that he really knows how to sculpt a routine to make the audience the superstars. This is a great example of just that.

X by Andrew Gerard

Andrew pleads with the reader, several times during the description, to please not share this with anybody. I don't blame him. This one has been keeping me up at night with the possibilities.

Imagine this for instance: You mail a deck of cards to someone. They think of one of the cards. They mail the deck back. You call them up, or however you want to finish, and tell them the card they thought of. You could even mail them a bona fide, wrapped in plastic, brand new deck.

Just one of the many applications for this concept. Brilliant.

Getting Into Shape by Paul Brook

The spectator chooses a shape and even a particular spot IN that shape. You show him/her that you predicted it all along. Super clean. Comes complete with several performance ideas, hints and subtleties.

A Quiet Corner by Dale Hildebrandt

Subtitled "Various Tips, Techniques, Pieces and Parts." Prepare yourself before diving into this entry. This is a walk on the wild side, led by the delicious madness that is Dale Hildebrandt. Dale goes really deep with this, and it's obvious he really put forth a lot of time and effort. Since first reading his work, I have always wanted to attend a lecture by Dale just for the pure experience. This is about as close as it gets without having him right there in front of you. I would imagine it is very difficult to communicate the techniques Dale teaches. He seems to have a real talent for molding intangible premises into visceral musings.

McFly by Don Theo III

An emotional journey through time. It uses playing cards. Built on an effect by Mick Ayres. The Mick part was great. As for the rest of it, I've read better.

Powerball by Dave Koenig

The now infamous routine took Nathan quite a little bit of effort to transcribe from Dave's youtube instructions. Great thinking by Dave, and the write up of the routine is very complete, with pictures, diagrams, music and fireworks.

(OK, but there are pictures.)

Complete with examples from Iowa's Powerball!

Hype-notism by Jack Galloway and Mick Ayres

These guys make a perfect tag team. In this routine, a hypnotised guest is brought on stage along with another. The hypnotised guest proceeds to read the other guest's mind.

Super sneaky methodology and, more importantly, some very valuable tips on creating atmosphere, staging, and pace.

Back to Back by Ray Noble

A drawing duplication that is very clean due to the use of a method that is normally used for other purposes. Another member of the outside-of-the-box club.

Mental Journey by Jerome Finley

Holy Moly. As if you didn't have enough to work with by now, here comes Jerome with 30 pages of Pure Finley Action. This is a very detailed treatise on his pendulum work. This really is a book within a book. It's an overwhelming amount of extremely powerful information. Don't really have the words to put around this one, but now at least you know essentially what it is.

Name Strip by Drew McAdam

A charming and romantic display of fun and telepathy centering around a first love. Drew even gets dolled up in silver glitter for this one. What a trooper! More great thinking from a great guy. Simple in method, hard hitting in performance.

The B*tch Peek by Jeff Travilla

A slick utility move for you to add to your arsenal.

Simple Opener by Andy Stephenson

It's always great to find something that works well as an opener. Let's face it, a lot of what we do requires us to build a premise, to draw our audience in. Often we find ourselves mulling over what a good opener would be. There are several criteria it must meet. Andy's routine works very well to fill those requirements. Using several clever methods, the structure is well oiled and put together.

ZDT by Josh Zandman

A heavy duty routine from the Z-man. A souped up mix of Numerology, Psychometry and 4th Dimensional Telepathy!

Needled by Professor B. Ardcomb

I am fully aware that some of you out there will be buying Tattoo just for this routine. This is the long awaited description of Ardcomb's "corkscrew technique." While the actual technique itself was published some time ago, this is the first time the close-up handling has seen print.

Black Saturday by Christopher J. Gould and Alexandre

I don't even know how to describe Black Saturday. This particular contribution is an all-out acid trip. A good one, not a bad one. It is steeped in conspiracy, secret societies, photography enhancement technologies, mind control and I think I saw a pink elephant or two as well when reading it. Pure psychedelic madness.

Well, that's it. Again, I barely scratched the surface. I know I was a little vague with most of the descriptions but I don't want to spoil the element of surprise for the reader.

The final product is very impressive, to say the least.
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I am really glad that all purchasers are getting value from the book...

I never intended it to be a "gimme money...here's some cr@p I threw together" type of book...

Really happy that the value is there!

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I just wanted to let everyone know that the effect "Needled!" in my book is a bit of a joke...it is a glitch that goes with Black Saturday...The corkscrew technique doesn't actually exist...if you were going to buy the book just to find out the corkscrew technique then that would be a bad choice.

Thanks,

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I am flabbergasted at the amount of GREAT material in this book. I haven't finished it yet but have skipped around and read routines that intrigued me. This is probably one of the best books on mentalism I have seen, so much top flight material from many of my friends in the mentalism world. I highly recommend this book, and at $60 is is underpriced and that isn't hype.

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I would like to hear some more about this book from everyone
Looking to BUY: Penomenon Writer (Black version), Ghost Cap (Porper), CAPtivated, Glass Mirage, Just a Key (Porper)
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Hello all,

Due to all the controversy yesterday I have decided to do a new sample for Tattoo including the "effect" in question "Needled!" It is out of context so it will make even less sense than it did before, but if you want to see what all the fuss is about without paying 60$ to help us out...here it is:

http://www.filesavr.com/tattoosamplewithneedled-r

Also make sure to visit Prof. B. Ardcomb's website to further help anyone who is confused...this info was already available to anyone willing to take the time to look...once again without having to pay ANY money...here is his "website"...:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/ardcomb/

So to make sure there is NO confusion:

1. Needled! is supposed to look that way...it is artwork, NOT a routine.

2. The Corkscrew Technique does NOT exist, at least in mentalism.

3. I am sorry for any confusion, and it was never meant to hurt or harm anyone.

Thanks & have a nice day,

Nathan
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Due to the recent controversy I somehow feel that the value of the book has been undermined...I went through it and made a tally:

Identity – in a book that sells for $25
Heart2Heart – in a book that sells for $25
The Hateful Page – $19.94
Calling Card – in a book that sold for $8
The Channel - $10-$15 download on Kenton’s site
X - $30
Getting Into Shape – from a book that was $50
Powerball - $25 for Youtube videos
Back To Back – in a book that sells for $25
Mental Journey – a modest $50, maybe…
Name Strip – in 2 other books…$40-60$

$307.94 PLUS all the unreleased stuff…

All for $60 and going to a good cause…

Thanks,

Nathan
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I was doing a bit of googling and found this review:

http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/sutra339825.php

Thanks,

Nathan
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Let me re-emphasize that this has been extremely valuable to me! I LOVE it and did a review of its value at this weeks Magic meeting here in Fresno. It is a ridiculous amount of info for the money and I hope many people take advantage of it as it helps a good cause and gives you GREAT material. -Matt Sconce
http://imentalism.com/index.php/please/tattoo
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Matt,

So awesome...thank you.

For the record...I do NOT know Matt...only that he purchased Tattoo...he has been VERY generous with his praise...praise which I did not ask him to give...

The ONLY thing I have asked of purchasers of Tattoo is to share their thoughts...good, bad, or otherwise...

Thanks,

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http://www.filesavr.com/mentalismforchildren

Jonah brought this worksheet home from 1st grade the other day...man, they are startin' 'em young!

I hope this makes you smile.

Thanks,

Nathan
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Tattoo is now available in a physical format. PM or email for info.

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Just a quick heads up...

http://www.marketplaceofthemind.com/tattoo.html

Jheff at MOTM has kindly reviewed Tattoo...

Check it out!

A big thank you to all the buyers and contributors...means a lot to us!

Nathan
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On 2010-01-04 22:55, Magical Dimensions wrote:
Hello everyone,

I just read this e-book and there is some really great thinking in it.
If you ever wanted to try mentalism or played with the idea of being a thought reader, then this is a great book to get.

The book sells for $60 dollars which is a big price in today’s economic climate. With 35 entries from a wealth of very knowledgeable contributors that comes out to a pleasantly shocking cost of ONLY $1.71 per routine.

It has been said that if you only get one routine out of a book then you paid for the book. I am here to tell you that I have 11 routines from this E-book that I am going to use.

I am not going to describe every effect because I don’t want to type all night! LOL
There are routines that seen totally impossible. There are effects that use duel reality and hypnosis.

If you ever thought about using a pendulum or want to improve your own work with one, there is an outstanding essay on it.

From using what is known as the Dunninger’s ploy, smash and stabs, design duplications, PK effect, and some off the wall stuff that is amazing, you won’t find any better book or E-book that offers so much.

There is another thread on this if you want to read more.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=15&73


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I am shocked at how much material they have packed into one book. This sounds phenomenal.
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
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Anyone know where I can get "Tattoo" today?
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