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    Belzel Books is an independent book store specializing in tattoo and art reference material for tattooers. The company was founded over 20 years ago in Austin, Texas by Wendy Belzel. All items supplied by Belzel Books have been handpicked by Wendy based upon the needs and interests within the community.

    Currently, we are not accepting visitors at our workspace in Austin. We will update this space whenever the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

    Wendy is dedicated to honoring the craft, history, and culture surrounding tattooing. She started the company by traveling cross country selling flash directly to the artist. Over the years, she began selling reference books and now 2 decades later, we carry over 400 titles in the store. Wendy consciously decided to stay true to the roots of her company; we continue to sell directly to the artist by keeping someone on the road, and providing personal service and attention to every single order sold online.
     
    “I respect the trade not as an “industry”, but more like a family. I want to ensure that the products I offer align with my deep appreciation of tattooing, as well as my integrity within the community.” - Wendy Belzel
    STAFF

     

    If the industry involves needles, Ella has worked in it. After working in the medical field, Ella owned and operated her yarn and fabric store for over 5 years. Now she has taken she small biz skills to Belzel Books. She writes the notes, ships your books, keeps up the website, and generally makes the day to day at Belzel Books run smoothly. While not at work you can find her at home in Austin with her artist husband and their 3 dogs or exploring the great outdoors while hiking and camping.

     

    Colin is the Belzel Road Guy! Originally from the east coast, he has held a wide range of jobs from dishwasher to skateboard distribution warehouse manager as well as being the counter guy for Todd Noble’s Right Coast Tattoo. Now Colin travels around the country delivering the best books in the biz! When he’s not working you can find him skateboarding, taking photos, and hiking.
     
     Hannah is our lifesaver! After working for the National Domestic Violence Hotline for many years, she took her talents to Mindzai Creative and worked the tattoo convention circuit. Now she keeps up with Colin on the road and stocks him up with the good stuff, plus she occasionally helps fulfill online orders. When she isn't at work, you can find Hannah constantly feeding her ever-growing 6 month old and spending time with her other half. 

     


     

    Brent was the original Belzel road guy and he worked for us for over 5 years. Unfortunately, he left us all too soon in July 2019, we miss him everyday. Brent would want you to be happy, be kind to one another, and go find the next waterfall!