The Tattoo Dictionary


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.

Express Yourself

Why People Get Body Art


Author: Nicholas Faulkner,Jeanne Nagle

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 150818075X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3892

This insightful book offers readers an intriguing perspective into the culture of tattooing and the reasons why people worldwide choose to get them. The perspective that readers gain can potentially alter their decision to get a tattoo themselves. The chapters investigate reasons for tattooing, including self-expression, to memorialize a loved one, or to commemorate a life-changing event, for military or religious belonging, and fashion. Understanding the motivations behind getting a tattoo can give a deeper appreciation of this ancient art form.

Tattoo Removal


Author: Nicholas Faulkner,Frank Spalding

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508180806

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7502

This revealing book offers readers a realistic look at the process of tattoo removal, giving those thinking about getting a tattoo an understanding of what's involved. It also offers practical, safe guidance for those who want their tattoo removed. Topics covered include tattoo mistakes, the financial cost of removal, aftercare, and side effects. The book also addresses methods of removal, such as intense pulsed light therapy, excision, dermabrasion, and more, including warnings about unproven methods. Finally, there's advice on alternatives to tattoos, such as temporary ones, henna, and body painting.

The Tattoo Encyclopedia

A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo


Author: Terisa Green

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188699

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 614

A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art. Tattoos continue to move into the mainstream and grow in popularity with each passing day. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. A comprehensive, informative exploration of the colorful world of tattoos, The Tattoo Encyclopedia presents concise descriptions of symbols both common and unusual and sheds light on their historic, religious, and cultural significance. Organized in a convenient A-to-Z format, cross-referenced, indexed by category, and illustrated with three hundred samples of authentic tattoo line art, this book features a stunning array of images ranging from ancient Buddhist and Chinese designs to those sported by twenty-first-century bikers. The definition of each symbol includes the widely accepted interpretation based on historical fact and cultural source, as well as various interpretations that have developed across different cultures and time periods. Whether choosing a personally significant tattoo, wanting to learn more about a symbol, or simply being interested in tattoos as a form of art and body decoration, readers will discover the richness of tattoo culture in The Tattoo Encyclopedia.



Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473477206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8497

"Ich hatte nie ein Gehirn, bis Freak auftauchte und mir seins für eine Weile überließ, und das ist die Wahrheit, die volle Wahrheit. Die unbezwungene Wahrheit, wie Freak das genannt hätte, und eine Zeit lang hat er das Reden für mich übernommen. Ich selbst hatte bis dahin eigentlich nur mit Fäusten und Füßen geredet, bevor wir dann Freak der Starke wurden, Drachen und Narren töteten und hoch zu Ross ritten." Sie sind eigentlich ein merkwürdiges Gespann: der ungeschlachte Max, den ein dunkles Geheimnis quält, und Kevin, der geniale Zwerg voller Neugier und Fantasie, dessen gebrechlicher Körper nicht mehr wächst. Zusammen werden sie zu einem unschlagbaren Team.

Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher (Comic)

Band 1: Buchhaim


Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641239028

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 4066

Der Bestseller jetzt als prächtiger Comic Buchhaim ist die „Stadt der Träumenden Bücher“, wo Bücher nicht nur spannend oder komisch sind, sondern auch in den Wahnsinn treiben oder sogar töten können. Walter Moers` fantastische Abenteuergeschichte um den jungen Dichter Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, der das Geheimnis eines makellosen Manuskriptes ergründet, hat weltweit die Leser begeistert. Nun gibt es diese Geschichte aus dem Abenteuerreich der Literatur als prächtige Graphic Novel. In jahrelanger Arbeit hat Walter Moers seinen Romantext auf die Bedürfnisse einer Graphic Novel umgearbeitet und in Form eines Szenarios Hunderte von Bildern skizziert, die Florian Biege in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Autor kongenial in einen brillanten Comic von plastischer Farbigkeit verwandelt hat. Herausgekommen sind zwei staunenswerte Bände, eine filmische Neuerzählung des Romans, angereichert mit einem Glossar und einer Panorama-Klapptafel (Band 1) und einem „Making of“ (Band 2). Band 1, „Buchhaim“, erzählt, wie Hildegunst in die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher kommt, wie es ihn dort in die Katakomben verschlägt, wo Bücherjäger sein Leben bedrohen und er auf das geheimnisvolle Volk der Buchlinge trifft.

Dictionary of Jewish Terms

A Guide to the Language of Judaism


Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589797299

Category: Religion

Page: 493

View: 6301

The vocabulary of Judaism includes religious terms, customs, Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish terms, terms related to American Jewish life and the State of Israel. All are represented in this new guide, with easy to read explanation and cross-references.

A Dictionary of Medicine and the Allied Sciences


Author: Alexander Duane

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5875661143

Category: History

Page: 646

View: 4606

Comprising the Pronunciation,derivation, and full explanation of medical, pharmaceutical, dental, and veterinary terms, together with much collateral descriptive matter, numerous tables, etc.

Emblems from Alciato to the Tattoo

selected papers of the Leuven International Emblem Conference, 18-23 August, 1996


Author: M. van Vaeck

Publisher: Brepols Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 359

View: 4781

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar


Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 6995