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The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo

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A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Tattoos continue to move into the mainstream and grow in popularity with each passing day. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. A comprehensive, informative exploration of the colorful world of tattoos, andlt;Iandgt;The Tattoo Encyclopediaandlt;/Iandgt; presents concise descriptions of symbols both common and unusual and sheds light on their historic, religious, and cultural significance. andlt;BRandgt; Organized in a convenient A-to-Z format, cross-referenced, indexed by category, and illustrated with three hundred samples of authentic tattoo line art, this book features a stunning array of images ranging from ancient Buddhist and Chinese designs to those sported by twenty-first-century bikers. The definition of each symbol includes the widely accepted interpretation based on historical fact and cultural source, as well as various interpretations that have developed across different cultures and time periods. andlt;BRandgt; Whether choosing a personally significant tattoo, wanting to learn more about a symbol, or simply being interested in tattoos as a form of art and body decoration, readers will discover the richness of tattoo culture in andlt;Iandgt;The Tattoo Encyclopedia.andlt;/Iandgt;

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Once considered part of the counterculture movement, tattooing is now undoubtedly a mainstream practice. Although the history of tattooing is rooted in ancient customs and beliefs, it is a constantly evolving art form, as skilled practitioners continually reinterpret traditional motifs and experiment with new ones. With more than 1,000 illustrations from 125 of the most important artists working today, this book is the most comprehensive survey of tattooing ever published. Collected here are designs from around the globe, spanning a broad range of styles, including Japanese and East Asian iconography, classic Americana, and photorealism, among others. Featuring the work of tattoo legends alongside pieces by pioneering artists pushing the limits of the medium, this visually arresting survey is the essential reference work for anyone interested in this exploding art form.

Synopsis:

This one-of-a-kind illustrated reference to the origins and meanings of nearly 1,000 tattoo symbols from around the world is at once an unmatched guide for choosing a personal image and a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art.

About the Author

Terisa Green, Ph.D., is an archaeologist and research associate at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743223294
Author:
James, Greg
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Illustrator:
James, Greg
Author:
Kaplan, Michael
Author:
Kakoulas, Marisa
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting, Etc.
Subject:
Body Art & Tattooing
Subject:
Tattooing - Themes, motives
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
EDO-PS-01-7
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1000 color photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 8.63 x 1.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Once considered part of the counterculture movement, tattooing is now undoubtedly a mainstream practice. Although the history of tattooing is rooted in ancient customs and beliefs, it is a constantly evolving art form, as skilled practitioners continually reinterpret traditional motifs and experiment with new ones. With more than 1,000 illustrations from 125 of the most important artists working today, this book is the most comprehensive survey of tattooing ever published. Collected here are designs from around the globe, spanning a broad range of styles, including Japanese and East Asian iconography, classic Americana, and photorealism, among others. Featuring the work of tattoo legends alongside pieces by pioneering artists pushing the limits of the medium, this visually arresting survey is the essential reference work for anyone interested in this exploding art form.
"Synopsis" by , This one-of-a-kind illustrated reference to the origins and meanings of nearly 1,000 tattoo symbols from around the world is at once an unmatched guide for choosing a personal image and a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art.
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