The Tattoo Dictionary


Author: Trent Aitken Smith

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784721770

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5825

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 history of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them in this beautifully packaged book.

The Tattoo Dictionary


Author: Trent Aitken-Smith,Ashley Tyson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722545

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9473

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.

Tattoo history

a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world


Author: Steve Gilbert

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 1959

"The Tattoo History Source Book" is an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place, for the first time, are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Topics covered include the first written records of tattooing by Greek and Roman authors; the dispersal of tattoo designs and techniques throughout Polynesia; the discovery of Polynesian tattooing by European explorers; Japanese tattooing; the first 19th-century European and American tattoo artists; tattooed British royalty; the invention of the tattooing machine; and tattooing in the circus. The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. The references at the end of each section will provide an introduction to the extensive literature that has been inspired by the ancient-but-neglected art of tattooing. Because of its broad historical context, "The Tattoo History Source Book" will be of interest to the general reader as well as art historians, tattoo fans, neurasthenics, hebephrenics, and cyclothemics.

The Tattooed Lady

A History


Author: Amelia Klem Osterud

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799976

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 9741

Living in a time when it was scandalous even to show a bit of ankle, a small number of courageous women covered their bodies in tattoos and traveled the country, performing nearly nude on carnival stages. These gutsy women spun amazing stories for captivated audiences about abductions and forced tattooing at the hands of savages, but little has been shared of their real lives. Though they spawned a cultural movement—almost a quarter of Americans now have tattoos—these women have largely faded into history. The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing them out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities. Combining thorough research with more than a hundred historical photos, this updated second edition explores tattoo origins, women's history, circus lore, and includes even more personal and professional details from modern tattooed ladies. A fascinating read, The Tattooed Lady pays tribute to a group of unique and amazing women whose legacy lives on.

World Atlas of Tattoo


Author: Anna Felicity Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210485

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 7545

A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today

Tattooing in the Marquesas


Author: Willowdean Chatterson Handy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113590

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 9112

Definitive source on intricate tattoos of Polynesia's Marquesas Islands offers a rare glimpse of a vanished art. Its 38 plates of black-and-white drawings and photographs provide an unusually complete and intimate record.

Ink - the Art of Tattoo

Contemporary Designs and Stories Told by Tattoo Experts


Author: Viction Workshop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789887714835

Category: Body art

Page: 287

View: 6183

Tattoos are capable of reflecting both their owner s style and interests as well as advertising the talent of the artist involved. With tremendous skill and vision they are able to transform skin into canvas, working with their clients to produce artwork that is unique and meaningful. Combining motifs from contemporary art and design trends with traditional methods, the artists of today push the boundaries of the expected. Ink The Art of Tattoo includes interviews with some of the global masters in the field as well as a gallery of flash art and exquisite photography throughout.

Tattoo Street Style

London, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, LA, Melbourne


Author: Alice Snape

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355215X

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 8900

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.

The Mammoth Book of Tattoos


Author: Lal Hardy

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1780339208

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 5490

It is now estimated that as much as 10% of the population in the UK and USA carries a tattoo. The huge recent growth in tattoo culture has in turn led to an influx of new talented artists, advancements in pigments and refinement of the equipment used. This giant volume includes the very best of the new work made possible by modern improvements in tattoo art. Here are 500 striking photographic images of tattoos, covering all styles from bold 'tribal' pieces, Chinese characters and hieroglyphs to delicate air-brushed designs, and from all-over 'body suits' to individual motifs - works as distinctive as the bodies they adorn. Featuring the work of the Discovery Channel's L.A. Ink stars Corey Miller, Kim Saigh and Hannah Aitchinson, and London Ink's Nicole Lowe, Louis Molloy and Phil Kyle amongst many others.

Basic Fundamentals of Modern Tattoo

Tattoo Apprentice Basics


Author: C. R. Jordan

Publisher: Tattoo Books Online LLC

ISBN: 9780615281476

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 3437

This book won t teach you how to tattoo like a professional. This book wont teach you how to make a million dollars by opening your own tattoo studio in a week. You should really be weary of any book that does promise that. This book WILL get you started with the basic foundation for your apprenticeship. Written for the apprentice by someone who competed a formal tattoo apprenticeship, documenting the lessons learned along the way. The best way to learn to tattoo is as an apprentice, but some things you should know going into the situation. Just because we stress an apprenticeship does not mean that this 240+ page manual is lacking by any means! Basic Fundamentals of Modern Tattoo covers everything from how to build a tattoo machine to what types of needle configurations are best for each task. The best part of the book is that you get access to 'Teach Me To Tattoo' an interactive website designed specifically for the book. Where you can ask questions and get detailed information about each section of the book. As more information is added to the website the value increases. Registered copies of the book will allow the reader to gain access to the TMTT Portal online for as long as the portal is in existence at no additional charge. If you are a tattoo apprentice then you should definitely have this piece of literature in your toolbox. Learn about the components of tattoo machines, how to tune a tattoo machine, about different needle configurations, what pigments are best for the job, sterilization standards, and industry secrets / tips. Follow the goals and milestones laid out in a concise and easy to understand manner, with detailed graphics and illustrations (many computer generated for detail). Get recommendations on what gear is considered top quality, and tricks on how to use after-market parts on your machines to get the most bang for your buck. Remember that the best tattoo artists will always tell you to complete an apprenticeship, the only secrets in the tattoo industry are the answers to the questions you have not yet asked. Tattoo Apprentice, Learn tattoo, tattoo tricks, tattoo tips, tattoo guide.

Filipino Tattoos

Ancient to Modern


Author: Lane Wilcken

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336027

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 314

Tattooing is a very old and spiritually respected art form that has existed in many different cultures around the world. After many centuries of not being practiced in Europe, tattooing was re-introduced to the Western world through the inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Beginnning in the 16th century, European explorers came across many people who practiced tattooing as an integral part of their cultures. This is the first serious study of Filipino tattoos, and it considers early accounts from explorers and Spanish-speaking writers. The text presents Filipino cultural practices connected with ancestral and spiritual aspects of tattoo markings, and how they relate to the process and tools used to make the marks. In the Philippine Islands, tatoos were applied to men and women for many different reasons. It became a form of clothing. Certain designs recognized manhood and personal accomplishments as well as attractiveness, fertility, and continuity of the family or village. Facial tattoos occurred on the bravest warriors with names that denoted particular honor. Through the fascinating text and over 200 images, including color photographs and design drawings, the deep meanings and importance of these markings becomes apparent.


Practical guide to creating meaningful Polynesian Tattoos


Author: Roberto Gemori

Publisher: TattooTribes

ISBN: 8890601620

Category: Art

Page: 156

View: 5359

This book will give you an insight on Polynesian tattoo motifs. It will help you understand them, their symbolism and their meanings. It will help you find the ideas for your own tattoo and help you creating it. Design creation process explained in detail with case studies - Polynesian Symbols & Motifs - Meanings Quick Reference - Free Designs - Positioning the Elements - Case Studies explained - Maorigrams creation

Vintage Tattoos

A Sourcebook for Old-school Designs and Tattoo Artists


Author: Carol Clerk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980354089

Category: Tattooing

Page: 255

View: 7108

With its nautical symbolism, hearts and daggers, ribbon banners and scantily clad women, old-school tattoo designs, represent the history of the art form as well as a fascinating subculture. Showcasing the artistry inherent in authentic and historical 'flash' art, Vintage Tattoos explores the bold, colourful and enduringly popular designs that were perfected across two World Wars, explains their history, symbolism and social significance, and delves into the colourful lives of the era's most famous practitioners.

Tattoo Meanings & Tattoo Design Symbolism


Author: Grahame David Garlick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781506107561


Page: 96

View: 6050

This book is full of fantastic information about the meaning and symbolism behind the most popular tattoo designs in the world. Whether you're looking for ideas for your next tattoo or a tattooist wanting some fantastic reading material for your shop, this book is more than likely exactly what you're looking for! Each chapter in this book covers a different piece of imagery from all seeing eyes to wolves, each expertly illustrated by the author.

Japanese Tattoos

History * Culture * Design


Author: Brian Ashcraft,Hori Benny

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291859X

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 5774

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.

Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos

Motifs, Meanings, and Origins


Author: Radomir Fiksa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764355653

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1254

Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon covers tattoos from hundreds of different cultures and lists meanings, reasons for wearing, rites of passage, and indicates placement for thousands of individual tattoos. Complete with nearly 650 illustrations, the book breaks down the symbology of these tattoos, indicating the origin and significance of motifs from tattoo cultures that still exist and those that have been lost to history. The breadth and depth of this information serves to inspire today's tattoo artist and expand the knowledge of this ancient and global phenomena.

Vintage Tattoos

The Book of Old-School Skin Art


Author: Carol Clerk

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2854

Features distinctive designs from influential tattoo artists such as Percy Waters, Bert Grimm, Milton Zeis, and Lyle Tuttle.

Tattoo Bible


Author: Superior Tattoo

Publisher: Romeii

ISBN: 1935828053

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 9896

Provides five hundred images of tattoos covering a variety of genres, including dragons, roses, skulls, butterflies, and crosses.