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|Author||: Carlton Publishing Group|
|Editor||: B.E.S. Publishing|
This gorgeous collection of kaleidoscopes will enthrall you with hours of coloring fun as you create your own masterpiece out of these intricate, inspiring patterns.
|Author||: Brian Ashcraft,Hori Benny|
|Editor||: Tuttle Publishing|
Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos). Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book will also trace the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Tattoos featured will range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos will also feature interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, there will be interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read this informative tattoo guide will be more knowledgeable about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are simply interested in Japanese art and culture.
|Author||: Chris Coppola|
|Editor||: Universe Publishing(NY)|
The world's best, most innovative, creative tattoo art. New works from over forty of the most ground breaking and up-and-coming tattoo designers are featured in this highly curated collection. Aimed at profiling the next generation of skin art, the selected artists are at the forefront of where tattoo art is going and display a wide degree of diversity in terms of geographic origin, culture, race, and gender. Among the artists and designers included are are Scott Campbell, Sasha Unisex, Tea Leigh, Johnny Gloom, Tati Compton (a.k.a. Tati Fox), Georgia Grey, Lauren Winzer, Peter Aurisch, Jon Boy, Susanne König, Dr. Woo, Super Timor, and many others. Most of the tattoo artists included count of tens of millions of followers on social media straddling the spectrum of tattoo fans. Tattoos are a mark of personal creativity and individuality, and Claquin strikes a careful balance between artistic vision, creative process, and the practical demands of needle and ink. Given the wide range and sheer number of illustrations, this is a must have for anyone wanting to stay on top of the latest trends in tattoo design.
|Author||: Henk Schiffmacher,Burkhard Riemschneider|
|Editor||: Taschen America Llc|
From 19th century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies of the 20s to classic biker designs, 1000 Tattoos, a co-production with The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, is a unique collection of designs and photos giving a fascinating insight into the art of tattooing. Vom Stich aus dem 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Tribal-Tattoo, von der tätowierten Zirkus-Lady der 20er jahre bis zum klassischen Biker Motiv: 1000 Tattoos bietet eine einzigartige Sammlung von Motiven und Fotos rund ums Tätowieren, entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. Des gravures du XIXème siècle aux motifs de l'art tribal, de la Circus Lady des années vingt au tatouage classique du motard : 1000 Tattoos vous offre une collection unique de motifs et de photos sur le thème du tatouage, réalisée en collaboration avec The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum.
|Author||: David McComb|
|Editor||: Laurence King Publishing|
Over the past century, tattoos have emerged from the underground. From body art's early association with sailors, convicts and side-show acts to the current adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities and the mainstream via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history. Combining a wealth of visual material from across the many cultures and sub-cultures we associate with tattoos, including fashion, music and art, with examples of some of the most exquisite tattoos ever inked, the book shows over 400 photographs, many published for the first time. This is a unique examination of the tattoo as a form of personal expression and an intriguing visual guide to the social and stylistic changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This visual history will appeal to anyone with an interest in body art and social history, and to anyone planning a tattoo.
|Author||: John Batchelor,Tattoos|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Aspiring pilots will love these bold, realistic tattoos of authentic jet fighters. 6 sleek models include the Lockheed F-104G, FA-18 Hornet, F-4 Phantom, Northrop F-5E, F-117A Stealth Fighter, and F-16.
|Author||: Rebecca Vincent|
|Editor||: Harper Design|
"A sourcebook of 1,000 mini works of art, ranging in myriad styles and subjects, curated by talented tattoo artist Rebecca Vincent. Tattoo trends come and go, but tiny tattoos continue to be a fan-favorite. Whether you're into realistic depictions of animals or people, thought-provoking quotes, beautiful watercolor sceneries, and everything in between, bearing a tattoo on one's body continues to be a crucial source of creativity and the pinnacle of self-expression and personal style today. Going back to the minimal style of the very first tattoos known to humanity-dotted patterns and lines found on mummies-celebrated English tattoo artist Rebecca Vincent showcases 1,000 tiny yet striking tattoos that will inspire enthusiasts and artists alike. With celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Bella Hadid revealing their own tiny tattoos on social media, micro tattoos are BIG news. Tiny Tattoos is the only contemporary source of inspiration for tattoo artists or for anyone browsing for their first foray into minimal ink. Divided into categories like nature, symbols, literature, travel, and more, everyone will find the tiny tattoo that best suits their style"--
|Author||: Anna Felicity Friedman,James Elkins|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
"A grand tour of the world's great tattoos"--Atlas Obscura "This book--part global art historical tome, part coffee-table book of visual wonders--is a valuable corrective to many silly things that we assume about tattooing."--The New Republic A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today Tattoo art and practice has seen radical changes in the 21st century, as its popularity has exploded. An expanding number of tattoo artists have been mining the past for lost traditions and innovating with new technology. An enormous diversity of styles, genres, and techniques has emerged, ranging from geometric blackwork to vibrant, painterly styles, and from hand-tattooed works to machine-produced designs. With over 700 stunning color illustrations, this volume considers historical and contemporary tattoo practices in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Each section, dedicated to a specific geographic region, features fascinating text by tattoo experts that explores the history and traditions native to that area as well as current styles and trends. The World Atlas of Tattoo also tracks the movement of styles from their indigenous settings to diasporic communities, where they have often been transformed into creative, multicultural, hybrid designs. The work of 100 notable artists from around the globe is showcased in this definitive reference on a widespread and intriguing art practice.
|Author||: Lee Barron|
|Editor||: Emerald Group Publishing|
The rise of tattoos into the mainstream has been a defining aspect of 21st century western culture. Tattoos and Popular Culture showcases how tattoos have been catapulted from 'deviant' and 'alternative' subculture, into a popular culture, becoming a potent signifier of 'difference' for the millennial generation.
|Author||: Ruth Soffer|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Safe, easy-to-apply images of 10 intriguing sea creatures: narwhal, spinner, killer, great blue, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphin, and 4 more.
|Author||: Thorsten Botz-Bornstein|
|Editor||: Lexington Books|
At first sight, tattoos, nudity, and veils do not seem to have much in common except for the fact that all three have become more frequent, more visible, and more dominant in connection with aesthetic presentations of women over the past thirty years. No longer restricted to biker and sailor culture, tattoos have been sanctioned by the mainstream of liberal societies. Nudity has become more visible than ever on European beaches or on the internet. The increased use of the veil by women in Muslim and non-Muslim countries has developed in parallel with the aforementioned phenomena and is just as striking. Through the means of conceptual analysis, Veils, Nudity, and Tattoos: The New Feminine Aesthetics reveals that these three phenomena can be both private and public, humiliating and empowering, and backward and progressive. This unorthodox approach is traced by the three’s similar social and psychological patterns, and by doing so, Veils, Nudity, and Tattoos hopes to sketch the image of a woman who is not only sexually emancipated and confident, but also more and more aware of her cultural heritage.
|Author||: Robert Arp|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves), tattoo artists, and tattoo enthusiasts that touch upon many areas in Western and Eastern philosophy Enlightens people to the nature of tattoos and the tattooing arts, leading readers to think deeply about tattoos in new ways Offers thoughtful and humorous insights that make philosophical ideas accessible to the non-philosopher
|Author||: Michael Atkinson|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
Cultural sensibilities about tattooing are discussed within historical context and in relation to broader trends in body modification, such as cosmetic surgery, dieting, and piercing.
|Author||: Carol Clerk|
This achingly cool book explores the bold, colourful and enduringly popular tattoo designs that were perfected across two World Wars. Each chapter focuses on a particular group of tattoos, beginning with the circus displays that kick-started the age of vintage design, through maritime and patriotic emblems, and culminating in the current revival of this genre of art. Unlike other sourcebooks, it includes profiles on the most famous practitioners, as well as interviews with tattooing's living legends.
|Author||: Carlton Books|
|Editor||: Carlton Books Limited|
"A stylish reference that offers 1000 tattoo images on a wide cross-section of themes, 1000 Tattoos enables readers to create their own designs or copy one from the book."--Back cover.
|Author||: Ina Saltz|
From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition. The sequel to the bestselling Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh, this second volume collects over two hundred new tattoos and explores the ideas and emotions behind this indelible commitment. This stunning photography collection features commentary on the letterforms as well as personal recollections by the tattooed on the motivations for their decided words. Inspiring, sometimes shocking, and always voyeuristic, Body Type 2 is not only for tattoo aficionados, but also for all lovers of the written word.
|Author||: Chris William Martin|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Why do people put indelible marks on their bodies in an era characterized by constant cultural change? How do tattoos as semiotic resources convey meaning? What goes on behind the scenes in a tattoo studio? How do people negotiate the informal career of tattoo artist? The Social Semiotics of Tattoos is a study of tattoos and tattooing at a time when the practice is more artistic, culturally relevant, and common than ever before. By discussing shifts within the practices of tattooing over the past several decades, Martin chronicles the cultural turn in which tattooists have become known as tattoo artists, the tattoo gun turns into the tattoo machine, and standardized tattoo designs are replaced by highly expressive and unique forms of communication with a language of its own. Revealing the full range of meaning-making involved in the visual, written and spoken elements of the act, this volume frames tattoos and tattooing as powerful cultural expressions, symbols, and indexes and by doing so sheds the last hints of tattooing as a deviant practice. Based on a year of full-time ethnographic study of a tattoo studio/art gallery as well as in-depth interviews with tattoo artists and enthusiasts, The Social Semiotics of Tattoos will be of interest to academic researchers of semiotics as well as tattoo industry professional and artists.
|Author||: William Blake,Marty Noble|
|Editor||: Dover Publications|
Details from 4 of the great English artist's finest works, including The Ancient of Days, Job's Sons and Daughters Destroyed, and 2 from The Book of Urizen.