London Tattoo Guide

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Author: Tom Angell

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781784881207

Category: Art

Page: 224

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London is one of the world's great tattoo meccas and has been responsible for pushing the industry's creative and technical boundaries for decades. The city is currently experiencing its latest elevation in tattoo art. This is, in part, due to an emerging generation of multi-discipline and formally trained tattoo artists. Their experimental styles, cultural resonance, and uncompromising creativity is widening the artistic aperture of the medium and in turn, attracting new fans and larger audiences. The London Tattoo Guide is an authoritative, first-of-a-kind, beautifully presented handbook that illuminates the leading pioneers of the city's tattoo industry. The book profiles the London studios that are championing new aesthetics and techniques, and celebrates resident tattooists, amongst who are some of the city's most exciting artists across any field. The London Tattoo Guide brings them all together into one place to provide a fascinating insight into the city's tattoo culture and the work of its top practitioners.

Tattoo Street Style

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Author: Alice Snape

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355215X

Category: Art

Page: 480

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Celebrate your uniqueness. Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules. Over four hundred original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Brighton. A curated and eclectic snapshot of today’s modern tattoo culture. Features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios. Also includes comprehensive infographic-style directories; perfect if you’re looking for inspiration.

Introducing Emotional Intelligence

A Practical Guide

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Author: David Walton

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848314388

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to effectively understanding oneself and others. Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, describe, identify, learn from, manage, understand and explain emotions. Increasingly it is seen that people who have a higher level of emotional intelligence do better at work in all sorts of fields and in relationships from marriage to casual friends. This INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE both explores what Emotional Intelligence is all about and how you can cultivate a higher EI for yourself.

Londonopolis

A Curious and Quirky History of London

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Author: Martin Latham

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 184994282X

Category: History

Page: 300

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This curious history of London whisks you down the rabbit hole and into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, markets, museums and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the cockneys, politicians, fairies, philosophers, gangsters and royalty that populate the city, their stories becoming curiouser and curiouser as layers of time and history are peeled back. Find out which tube station once housed the Elgin Marbles and what lies behind a Piccadilly doorway that helped Darwin launch his theory of evolution and caused the Swedes to wage war against Britain. Do you believe in fairies? Do you know which Leadenhall site became a Nag's Head tavern, morphing into the mighty East India Company, before taking flight as the futuristic Lloyds Building? Who named the Natural History Museum's long-tailed dinosaur Mr Whippy? Spanning above and below ground, from the outer suburbs to the inner city, and from the medieval period to the modern day, Londonopolis is a celebration of the weird and the wonderful that makes the mysterious city of London so magical.

The Tattoo Dictionary

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Author: Trent Aitken-Smith,Ashley Tyson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722545

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Through meticulous research, The Tattoo Dictionary uncovers the fascinating origins of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them. This beautifully packaged book is an inspiring look at tattoo culture, and an indispensable guide to choosing your own tattoo.

Rewriting the Rules

An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships

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Author: Meg John Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351699733

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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We live in a time of uncertainty about relationships. We search for The One but find ourselves staying single because nobody measures up. We long for a happily-ever-after but break-up after break-up leave us bruised and confused. Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships is a friendly guide through the complicated - and often contradictory - advice that's given about sex and gender, monogamy and conflict, break-up and commitment. It asks questions about the rules of love, such as which to choose from all the rules on offer? Do we stick to the old rules we learnt growing up, or do we try something new and risk being out on our own? And what about the times when the rules we love by seem to make things worse, rather than better? This new edition, updated throughout, considers how the rules are being 'rewritten' in various ways - for example in monogamish and polyamorous relationships, different ways of understanding sex and gender, and new ideas for managing commitment and break-up where economics, communities, or child-care make complete separation impossible. This book considers how the rules are being ‘rewritten’ in various ways, giving you the power to find an approach that best fits your situation.

Beyond Grief

A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One

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Author: Carol Staudacher

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285650695

Category: Bereavement

Page: 244

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Parrots

A Guide to Parrots of the World

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Author: Mike Parr,Tony Juniper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135752

Category: Science

Page: 584

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This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of parrots, one of the most familiar and colorful groups of birds. From the mighty. macaws to the diminutive pygmy parrots, the 350 species of parrots include cockatoos, parakeets, lovebirds, and Budgerigar. Most are brightly colored or even gaudy, but a few are drab, and some are nocturnal and flightess. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasian and South America. This book includes 88 superb color illustrations of every species and most identifiable subspecies of parrot, as well as range maps of their locations. It offers many firsthand insights into the ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variation. It also provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of those species of parrots that are threatened or endangered.

Bang Bang

My Life in Ink

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Author: Bang Bang

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062382241

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The celebrity tattoo artist takes fans on a tour through his life and art, combining captivating vignettes and stories with more than one hundred color photos. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and many more of the hottest celebrities in the world have been seen on the red carpet, on concert stages, and in magazine spreads wearing stunning ink created by Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, the most in-demand tattoo artist in the entertainment world. Bang Bang’s work has taken him across the country and around the globe, to any and every locale a celebrity client may request. From Rihanna’s controversial gun tattoos, to inking Justin Bieber at 40,000 feet—a record—each of Bang Bang’s tattoos comes with its own epic story. Now, this creative genius invites readers along on his adventures, sharing amazing tales from his life and career. Named for the duel guns tattooed on his neck, Bang Bang began his career in his mom’s tiny Delaware kitchen. Self-taught, he practiced with a kit from an art store before eventually moving to New York. Over the past decade, Bang Bang’s talent and vision propelled his rise into the spotlight, and today, his fresh, accessible aesthetic draws men and women, tattoo vets and novices alike eager to experience his ultra-fluid and realistic designs created with the finest needles and inks. Bang Bang’s visual style transcends the clichés of the tattoo world; he creates a truly different form of art. Filled with engaging personal stories and striking photographs that bring his bold, vibrant designs into detail, Bang Bang is a must-have for Bang Bang fans and tattoo lovers everywhere.

Ink

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Author: Alice Broadway

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338197002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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There are no secrets in Saintstone. From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life. In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .

Forever

The New Tattoo

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Author: Robert Klanten,Floyd Schulze

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554427

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Tattoos now have mass appeal, but beyond the mainstream, a new tattoo underground has developed. It is as innovative, diverse, inspiring, and controversial as the motifs it creates. FOREVER is a stunning documentation of this dynamic current scene. FOREVER showcases key tattoo innovators and a broad range of fresh styles. The book explores how today's tattoo culture is strongly influenced by art, fashion, and contemporary visual culture as well as traditional tattoo art-often in surprising ways. FOREVER features a quality selection of cutting-edge visuals.

The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141341777

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme). Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future - until now . . . Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master . . . Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with . . . Chevie Savano, the FBI's youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

How to Understand Your Gender

A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are

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Author: Alex Iantaffi,Meg-John Barker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450517X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity? This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.

Parallel Lives of Jesus

A Guide to the Four Gospels

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Author: Edward Adams

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 1611641543

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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In this highly readable introduction to the Gospels, Edward Adams demonstrates how the four canonical Gospels function separately--as unique accounts of Jesus' life--and as narrative renditions of a shared story: the Fourfold Gospel. Building on the premise that the Gospels are ancient biographies or "lives of Jesus," Adams examines parallel Gospel passages, highlighting the similarities and differences between them. He begins by approaching the four Gospels generally, then looks at each of them individually, and finally considers six key Gospel passages to further explore the unity and plurality of the Gospels in a more focused way. Adams's lucid prose helps to make this text ideal for beginning students of the Gospels.

Fight Club: A Novel

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Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066395

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.

The Birth of Venus

A Novel

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Author: Sarah Dunant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364425

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter’s abilities. But their burgeoning relationship is interrupted when Alessandra’s parents arrange her marriage to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, Florence is changing, increasingly subject to the growing suppression imposed by the fundamentalist monk Savonarola, who is seizing religious and political control. Alessandra and her native city are caught between the Medici state, with its love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, and the hellfire preaching and increasing violence of Savonarola’s reactionary followers. Played out against this turbulent backdrop, Alessandra’s married life is a misery, except for the surprising freedom it allows her to pursue her powerful attraction to the young painter and his art. The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

Exploring the Texture of Texts

A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretations

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Author: Vernon K. Robbins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781563381836

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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In this book Vernon K. Robbins provides an accessible introduction to socio-rhetorical criticism, illustrating the method by guiding the reader through the study of specific New Testament texts and stories. An opening chapter outlines this new approach and its focus on values, convictions, and beliefs both in the text we read and in the world in which we live. Then follow studies and exercises dealing with specific textural features: inner texture, intertexture, social and cultural texture, ideological texture, and sacred texture.

Sh*t on My Hands

A Down and Dirty Companion to Early Parenthood

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Author: Bunny Banyai,Madeleine Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741174632

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

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'Sh*t on My Hands' is a pithy commentary on the twists and turns of parenting under-twos. Blunt, humourous and heartfelt in equal measures, it speaks to everyone heading down the baby-raising road. Against the grain of other parenting books and manuals, it offers light and humorous relief for sleep-deprived parents who feel as if they're getting it all wrong. Broken into chapters for each month of a baby's life, this book takes on everything from bathing, nappy changing, and endless feeding to single parenting and staying sane.

Written on the Body

The Tattoo in European and American History

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Author: Jane Caplan

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Tattooing

Page: 318

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A thorough and absorbing discussion of tattooing from both historical and cultural perspectives. The irreversible tattoo has traditionally been seen as alien to Western culture and people with tattoos have been, and arguably still are, regarded as outsiders. Greek vases from the 4th century BC portrayed tattooed enemies, much as 19th-century historians and artists pictured painted Picts. The tradition of marking criminals or victims with tattoos also originated in the classical world. Romans commonly tattooed Christians before punishment but this popularised the tattoo as a symbol of martyrdom amongst the Christian community. Some medieval Christians continued the practice by using Pilgrim tattoos to announce their faith just as modern soldiers mark themselves with regiment tattoos. This collection of fourteen essays concludes with a discussion of the West's enthusiasm and fascination following the discovery of North America's tattooed tribes and reasons for the modern revival in tattoos across America and Europe.