The Craft of Tattooing

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Author: Erick Alayon

Publisher: Booksurge Llc

ISBN: 9781419625916

Category: Art

Page: 125

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The Craft of Tattooing was written for the beginning student of Tattooing. This easy to use and comprehensive guide will show you everything you need to know to get started as a Tattoo Artist. Erick Alayon has been Tattoo professionally since 1988, no other tattooing instruction author can say that! Inside you will learn, How to set up and tune Tattoo Machines, equipment you will need to get started, how to get started, tips on outlining, shading and coloring, plus lots more! Covers advice and technical information to help you get started toward a successful career!

The Social Semiotics of Tattoos

Skin and Self

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Author: Chris William Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350056499

Category: Art

Page: 224

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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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting a Tattoo

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Author: John Reardon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636265

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Got ink? Having a tattoo is now thoroughly mainstream - but getting it done is still scary for most regular folks. Does it hurt? Is it safe? How much does it cost? Written for the novice and aficionado alike, this book walks the reader through every step of the process: making the big decision, handling the physical event, and finally, taking proper care of your own personal work of art. ? Expert advice from a high-profile professional ? Includes 30 original designs, exclusive to this book ? Includes 8-page full-color insert ? Millions of people of all ages get inked each year ?Tattoo shops have sprung up everywhere to meet this growing demand, and cable shows such as "Miami Ink" and "Inked" draw huge audiences

The Art and Science of Modern Tattooing

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Author: Erick Alayon

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781419651595

Category: Art

Page: 163

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The Art and Science of Modern Tattooing is one of the most comprehensive reference manuals ever written on the craft of tattooing. Erick Alayon has been Tattoo professionally since 1988, no other tattooing instruction author can say that! This book loaded with tips, tricks and techniques that would take years to figure out on your own. Inside you will learn everything you need to know about tattoo machines, springs, coils, frames, and more! Written for the beginner and professional alike. This book is destined to become and industry standard.

The Craft of Argument, with Readings

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Author: Gregory G. Colomb,Jon D'Errico,Karen Tracey

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 709

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Written by the authors of such successful composition titles as Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace (AWL) and The Craft of Research (Chicago UP), The Craft of Argument with Readings introduces a modified more acessible, more pragmatic Toulmin model to help students create incisive arguments.Combining the rhetorical coverage of The Craft of Argument with an anthology of readings, this rhetoric/reader gives students insight into writing arguments and then inspires them with an intriguing collection of professional essays. "Cases" in each readings chapter bypass the usual argument issues in favor of more thoughtful topics like collective delusions, risk-taking behavior, and truthfulness and deception.This practical text is a guide to three skills: 1) the critical thinking needed to reach a sound conclusion, 2) the imagination to generate the elements of an argument that would support that conclusion, and 3) the ability to plan, draft, and revise a written argument that readers judge to be persuasive. This text is, in fact, the first guide to seamlessly integrate the principles of critical thinking, argumentation, and the writing process by helping students understand how to use these principles of writing to help them think and argue.

The Judge of Ages

Book Three of the Eschaton Sequence

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Author: John C. Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429947128

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways. One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest. The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. Montrose intends to thwart the alien invaders any way he can, and to remain alive long enough to be reunited with his bride Rania, who is on a seventy-millennia journey to confront the Hyades' masters, tens of thousands of light-years away. Now, with the countdown to the Hyades' arrival nearing its end, del Azarchel and Montrose square off for what is to be their final showdown for the fate of Earth, a battle of gunfire and cliometric calculus; powered armor and posthuman intelligence. Judge of Ages is the wildly inventive third volume in a series exploring future history and human evolution from John C. Wright. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tattoos in American Visual Culture

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Author: Mindy Fenske

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230600270

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Since the rise of the dime museum in the 19th century, tattooed bodies have been parading across stages both live and mediated. This book takes a close look at images of tattooed bodies in live performance, advertising, and photography. In so doing, the book combines the craft of cultural analysis with theories of performance while also generating a largely untold history of the tattooed body on display in the United States. Because of this unique combination, the book is truly interdisciplinary and appeals to multiple audiences. At the same time, it sustains a deep theoretical engagement with the central concepts of social and visual agency and the disruption of restrictive social norms. In the end, this study of the visual argues that the agency of images is located within, and not only in opposition to, cultural discourses such as gender, class, and exoticism.

Tattooed

The Sociogenesis of a Body Art

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Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085689

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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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.

Body Shrine

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Author: Dawn Cooke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257114166

Category:

Page: N.A

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