The Archaeology of Tattooing
Hardcover ISBN: 0295742828
This color-illustrated book for students, scholars, and general readers explores tattooing and body decoration from ancient times and into the present, relying on the archaeological record to understand how ancient and historical societies have used tattoos to convey identities, values, and spiritual traditions. Chapters are grouped in sections on skin, tools, and art. Of special interest, the book offers profiles of the work of contemporary tattoo artists who use historical techniques and images. Other subjects examined include preserving tattooed skin after death, tattoos of the Ibaloy mummies of the Philippines, the discovery of a Sarmatian tattoo toolkit in Russia, archaeological evidence for tattooing in Polynesia and Micronesia, and tattoo traditions of Alaska. The book contains color and b&w historical and contemporary photos throughout. Annotation
The Art of Tattoo
A Tattoo Artist's Inspirations, Designs, and Hard-won Advice
Hardcover ISBN: 0399578781
The renowned tattoo artist, reality star of America's Worst Tattoos and author of Marked in Ink presents a lavishly detailed, edgy collection of her best tattoo creations, sharing practical tips for anyone interested in the process.
The Big Book of Bode Tattoos
Hardcover ISBN: 086719779x
A massive collection of tattoo flash sketches from Mark and Vaughn Bode. The Big Book of Bode Tattoos features over 400 images spanning more than a decade of creation. Contained within this chunky brick of a book you'll find: voluptuous "Bode Broads,? beloved characters from the Cheech Wizard comix, and Mark Bode's particular take on classic tattoo motifs, including dragons, fairies, demons, lions, butterflies and more. Bode's distinct style draws influence from the worlds of comic art, graffiti, and traditional tattooing. This confluence is often marked by bold, curvy outlines and clear shapes and forms.Mark Bode has been doing custom tattoo work on the human body for over 13 years, in addition to his phenomenal artwork on inanimate media. Bode's father is the late legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode. Mark has inherited and kept alive his father's many characters, the most famous of which is Cheech Wizard.
Bodies of Inscription
A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community
Paperback ISBN: 0822324679
An ethnography of the tattoo community, tracing the practice’s transformation from a mostly male, working-class phenomenon to one adapted and propagated by a more middle-class movement in the period from the 1970s to the present.
Bodies of Subversion
A Secret History of Women and Tattoo
Paperback ISBN: 1576876136
Bodies of Subversion Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women's tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book to chronicle the history of both tattooed women and women tattooists. As the primary reference source on the subject, it contains information from the original edition, including documentation of: •Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed. •Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill's mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist. •Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship. •The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties. •Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. The book contains 50 new photos and FULL COLOR images throughout including newly discovered work by Britain's first female tattooist, Jessie Knight; Janis Joplin's wrist tattoo; and tattooed pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. In addition, the updated 3rd edition boasts a sleek design and new chapters documenting recent changes to the timeline of female tattooing, including a section on: celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, the most famous tattooist, male or female, in the world; the impact of reality shows on women's tattoo culture; and, therapeutic uses of tattooing for women leaving gangs, prisons, or situations of domestic abuse. As of 2012, tattooed women outnumber men for the first time in American history, making Bodies of Subversion more relevant than ever. "In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It's an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history." —Barbara Kruger, artist
Body Art 4
Paperback ISBN: 0857689150
The hit Body Art series is a celebration of tattooing and the evolving artform of body modification. Illustrated throughout with eye-popping color photos, and featuring interviews with the world's most famous artists and tattooists, this fourth volume will take you further under the skin of the scene's biggest players. ADULTS ONLY!
Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
Paperback ISBN: 0764312014
A journey through the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing, based largely on Takahiro's experiences as a client and student of the master Hiryoshi III. He and Katie trace bushido, the samurai code of chivalry, through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of the veiled subculture. They i
The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos: Mystical, Magical, and Transformative Art You Dare to Wear
Paperback ISBN: 1632651149
There is hidden, powerful wisdom in tattoos. Did you ever think of your tattoo as a charged body talisman or a portal into your spiritual self? Ancient cultures practicing shamanic tattooing laid the groundwork for our modern exploration of consciousness. Tattoos are both a revelation and a proclamation of your embodied archetypes, dreams, emotions, even a hint of past-life memories. Conscious Ink shows how this edgy skin art interfaces with our body’s subtle energy field and reveals how tattoo imagery ties into the potent energy of inner alchemy that expands our self-awareness. Are you prepared to: - Find out how/why intention is the moving force behind your tattoo’s vibration? Do you bring on good luck or bad juju? - Understand why the piercing of your skin and drawing of blood forms a symbolic link into the energy field of your tattooist? - Explore how tattoos reveal past-life/current-life emotional memory? - Discover how tattoos can shift the emotional energy stored in certain body areas? Mindful inking can be an amazing modality that awakens your spiritual self. Looking at tattoos beyond the lens of body art, Conscious Ink gives you a new perspective on tattoos and their undeniable roots in pure, magic and mysticism.