Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils

Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils

Author: Kate Hellenbrand

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764315625

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 418

American tattoo master Sailor Jerry Collins of Hawaii is best known for his remarkable tattoo designs, blending the fluidity of Asian motifs into classic American tattoo imagery. Here is a sizeable portion of Sailor Jerrys stencils, spanning from the 1940s to the 1970s, and including pin-ups, roses, bluebirds, hearts and banners and Jerrys infamous military/political cartoons. The value of the stencils is included, with descriptions of stencils and their usage, and a glossary of tattoo terminology.

Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils II

Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Stencils II

Author: Kate Hellenbrand

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764316559

Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 882

"Sailor Jerry" Collins of Honolulu, Hawaii, is arguably the greatest tattoo artist of the 21st Century. Now in a second volume more of his great stencils are reproduced. Hand-cut, hundreds of these basic line works for the pin-ups to the military/political cartoons are printed here for the first time. The pages are perforated to make it easier for today's tattoo artist to display the work of this master.

Inked: Tattoos and Body Art around the World [2 volumes]

Inked: Tattoos and Body Art around the World [2 volumes]

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690768

Category: Social Science

Page: 809

View: 538

In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Spiritual skin: Magical tattoos and scarification

Spiritual skin: Magical tattoos and scarification

Author: Lars F. Krutak

Publisher: Edition Reuss Germany

ISBN: 3943105113

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 674

Text in English & German. This is a photographic masterwork in two parts exploring the secret world of magical tattooing and scarification across the tribal world. Based on one decade of tattoo anthropologist Dr Lars Krutak's fieldwork among animistic and shamanic societies of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Melanesia, this book journeys into highly sacred territory to reveal how people utilise ritual body modification to enhance their access to the supernatural. The first part delves into the ancient art of Thai tattooing or sak yant that is administered by holy monks who harness the energy and power of the Buddha himself. Emblazoned with numerous images of dramatically tattooed bodies, this chapter provides tattoo enthusiasts with a passport into the esoteric world of sak yank symbols and their meanings. Also included is an in-depth study into the tattooing worlds of the Amerindians. From Woodlands warriors to Amazonian shamans, tattoos were worn as enchanted symbols embodied with tutelary and protective spirit power. The discussion of talismanic tattooing is concluded with a detailed look at the individuals who created magical tattoos and the various techniques they used. Krutak writes about many tribal tattoo designs permeated with various forms of power and explains what these marks mean for the people who wear them. Part two is an absolute must-read-and-see for anyone seeking knowledge about the religious meanings of tribal scarification. The rituals, techniques, and spiritual iconography of scarmasters in Benin (Bétamarribé), Papua New Guinea (Kaningara), and Ethiopia (Hamar) expose a relatively undocumented world of permanent body symbolism created through painful and bloody rites of self-sacrifice and restraint.

Japanese Tattoos

Japanese Tattoos

Author: Brian Ashcraft

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462918591

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 129

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.

Alphabets & Scripts Tattoo Design Directory

Alphabets & Scripts Tattoo Design Directory

Author: Vince Hemingson

Publisher: Book Sales Inc

ISBN: 0785825789

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 936

If you are thinking of getting a written tattoo, the examples and symbolic explanation of the mantras, alphabets, and fonts featured in this book will inform and inspire.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting a Tattoo

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting a Tattoo

Author: John Reardon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440636264

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 346

View: 167

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

Tattoos: An Illustrated History

Tattoos: An Illustrated History

Author: Tina Brown

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445680187

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 406

A lavishly illustrated history of tattoos and their evolution which goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Wear Your Dreams

Wear Your Dreams

Author: Ed Hardy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250021076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 177

The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand "Ed Hardy" is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to perfumes and energy drinks. From LA to Japan, his colorful cross-and-bones designs and ribbon-banners have become internationally ubiquitous. But long before the fashion world discovered his iconic designs, the man behind the eponymous brand spearheaded nothing less than a cultural revolution. In Wear Your Dreams, Ed Hardy recounts his genesis as a tattoo artist and leader in the movement to recognize tattooing as a valid and rich art form, through to the ultimate transformation of his career into a multi-billion dollar branding empire. From giving colored pencil tattoos to neighborhood kids at age ten to working with legendary artists like Sailor Jerry to learning at the feet of the masters in Japan, the book explains how this Godfather of Tattoos fomented the explosion of tattoo art and how his influence can be witnessed on everyone, from countless celebs to ink-adorned rockers to butterfly-branded, stroller-pushing moms. With over fifty different product categories, the Ed Hardy brand generates over $700 million in retail sales annually. Vividly packaged with original Ed Hardy artwork and ideal for ink devotees and Ed Hardy aficionados alike, Wear Your Dreams is a never-before-seen look at the tattoo artist who rocked the art world and has left a permanent mark on fashion history.

Conscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos

Conscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos

Author: Lisa Barretta

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632658920

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 762

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.

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide to 'Merica! for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide to 'Merica! for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

Author: Off Track Planet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762459292

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 929

The experts at Off Track Planet bring you a roadtripping guide to 'Merica. This guide includes all the information you'll need to take on the great nation of 'Merica, a country filled with rich culture, museums, shopping, sightseeing, partying, art and music, festivals, nightlife, and more. This edgy reference book will include information on fashion, climate, health and safety, budgeting, and where to stay, as well as show you how to navigate every mode of transportation from buses to Uber; explore the finest art museums to the most tagged urban beauty; discover bodegas, delis, corner stores, and tasting menus around the country; visit weird landmarks; take cheap must-do tours; and crash anywhere from a hostel to a couch. Complete with pre-departure suggestions, OTP Tips and Fun Facts, as well as illustrated maps and 200+ full-color photos, this comprehensive travel guide is equally as entertaining as it is informative.