Tattoo Meanings & Tattoo Design Symbolism

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.


Tattoo Johnny: 3,000 Tattoo Designs

Whether readers are getting their first tattoo, or tenth, third, or a second, this is the ideal place to find the perfect pattern. Discover your perfect tattoos here, it seems like everybody—male, from more than 1, 000 designs! These days, young, female, and old—wants a tattoo. Tattoo johnny to the rescue! culled from the world’s leading tattoo Web site, this in-depth resource offers more than 1, zodiac signs, pin-ups, devils, stars, all by renowned artists: angels, religious images, flowers, 000 designs in a wide range of styles, pirates, and more.

Sterling Innovation. But choosing the right design isn’t always easy.

The World Atlas of Tattoo

The work of 100 notable artists from around the globe is showcased in this definitive reference on a widespread and intriguing art practice. A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today Tattoo art and practice has seen radical changes in the 21st century, as its popularity has exploded.

Yale Univ Pr. An enormous diversity of styles, ranging from geometric blackwork to vibrant, genres, painterly styles, and techniques has emerged, and from hand-tattooed works to machine-produced designs. Each section, dedicated to a specific geographic region, features fascinating text by tattoo experts that explores the history and traditions native to that area as well as current styles and trends.

The world atlas of tattoo also tracks the movement of styles from their indigenous settings to diasporic communities, multicultural, where they have often been transformed into creative, hybrid designs. Sterling Innovation. With over 700 stunning color illustrations, this volume considers historical and contemporary tattoo practices in Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.

An expanding number of tattoo artists have been mining the past for lost traditions and innovating with new technology.

The Tattoo Dictionary

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. 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.

Sterling Innovation. 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. Yale Univ Pr. Mitchell beazley.

The Mammoth Book of Tattoos

Included are striking images of tattoos ranging from all-over “body suits” to individual motifs. Running Press. Yale Univ Pr. Mitchell beazley. Sterling Innovation. This collection covers all styles of tattoos from bold tribal pieces, Chines characters, and hieroglyphs to delicate air-brushed designs.

The Tattoo History Source Book

Mitchell beazley. Yale Univ Pr. 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.

Sterling Innovation. Running Press. Collected together in one place, scholars, are texts by explorers, anthropologists, journalists, criminologists, for the first time, psychiatrists, physicians, novelists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. 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.

The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. Used book in Good Condition. 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 Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art

This beautiful collection brings together over 700 full-color photographs of work by leading tattoo artists from all over the world. Running Press. Plus, it includes art and sketches by the artists, illuminating their creative process. Sterling Innovation. Yale Univ Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Mitchell beazley.


Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art

Originally embraced by rebels, sailors, these tattoos—broken hearts, and gangsters, floral motifs, naked girls, and maritime emblems—are now showing up on the fashion runway and in music videos. This book chronicles vintage motifs in thematic chapters interspersed with profiles of influential tattoo artists and their distinctive designs: Sailor Jerry Collins, Bert Grimm, Don Ed Hardy "the Godfather of Tattoos", Japan’s Horiyoshi III, Mike "Rollo Banks" Malone, and Shanghai’s Pinky Yun.

Universe Publishing NY. Used book in Good Condition. Old school tattoos are being rediscovered sometimes ironically, sometimes not by a new generation. Running Press. Tattoos have gone from badges of rebellion to fashion statements fully absorbed into mainstream culture. Sterling Innovation. Yale Univ Pr. Mitchell beazley.

They are enjoying a renaissance, with graphic designers and artists creating specialty tattoos for a growing audience, unleashing a revival of interest in the bawdy vintage tattoo.

Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design

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. Mitchell beazley. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos also features interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics.

Running Press. 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. Sterling Innovation. What's more, it contains 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 merely interested in Japanese art and culture. Japanese Tattoos History Culture Design. Featured tattoos range from traditional tebori hand-poked and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between.

. Yale Univ Pr. This photo-heavy book also traces 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. Universe Publishing NY.

Tattoo Lettering Bible

The newest installment of the "superior Tattoo Bible" series has been in the works for a while since we have amassed countless lettering submissions throughout the years. Mitchell beazley. Used book in Good Condition. This book will be used day in and day out; it will pay for itself in a matter of days. Be sure this one is on your shelf! Sterling Innovation.

Superior has put out several small books on a variety of lettering styles that have been well received. Running Press. Japanese Tattoos History Culture Design. With an exponential number of tattoo designs that include lettering, we thought it time to come out with an entire book devoted to letters and banners.

Artkulture. To date, thousands of these books have been purchased or downloaded. Yale Univ Pr. But, why flip through several books to find the perfect font? When your customer wants his or her loved one's name or a memorial, there is only one book they will need to refer to. Universe Publishing NY. You won't find a better collection of lettering styles than in the Tattoo Lettering Bible.


Basic Fundamentals of Modern Tattoo

Used book in Good Condition. 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. This book wont teach you how to tattoo like a professional. Mitchell beazley. As more information is added to the website the value increases.

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, what pigments are best for the job, about different needle configurations, sterilization standards, how to tune a tattoo machine, and industry secrets / tips.

This book will get you started with the basic foundation for your apprenticeship. The best part of the book is that you get access to 'Teach Me To Tattoo' an interactive website designed specifically for the book. Sterling Innovation. Where you can ask questions and get detailed information about each section of the book.

Tattooing. 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. Tattoo. 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.