The Tattoo Encyclopedia

Author: Terisa Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108619
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tattoos have moved into the mainstream and are continuing to grow in popularity. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. THE TATTOO ENCYCLOPEDIA provides a comprehensive and informative exploration of the colourful world of tattoos. It presents precise descriptions of both common and unusual symbols and sheds light on their historic, religious and cultural significance. Organised in a convenient A-Z format, cross-referenced, indexed and illustrated with 300 pieces of authentic tattoo line art, the book features a stunning array of images from ancient Buddhist and Chinese designs to those sported by twenty-first century bikers. Whether choosing a personally significant tattoo, wanting to learn more about a symbol, or simply interested in tattoos as a form of art and body decoration, readers will discover the richness of tattoo culture in this treasury.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia

Author: Dant︠s︡ik Sergeevich Baldaev
Publisher: Fuel Publishing
ISBN: 9780955006128
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A first volume in a best-selling series that reflects intricate and symbolic aspects of Russian subculture and also inspired details from David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises is a visual treasury of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated throughout the course of a Russian prison attendant's career.

Encyclopedia for the Art and History of Tattooing

Author: Henk Schiffmacher
ISBN: 9789048803187
Format: PDF, Docs
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Summary: This is the magnum opus by one of the world|s best known tattoo artists, Henk Schiffmacher, also known as Hanky Panky. Following the massive success of the Dutch edition in the fall of 2008, we now set out to publish the English edition. The Tattoo Encyclopedia is a big, full-colour illustrated history of tattooing, filled with unique pictures of tattoos, artifacts and drawings that Schiffmacher has collected during his travels.These illustrations are accompanied by anecdotes and information on key historical events and figures in tattooing. This phenomenal from A to Z-encyclopedia will ensure that tattooing is finally accepted as a serious art form.

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313336959
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Alphabetically arranged entries discuss forms of body modification or adornment found throughout history and around the world, including background information and the theoretical, social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding each practice.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files

Author: Arkady Bronnikov
ISBN: 9780956896292
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book features over 180 photographs and accompanying texts of Russian criminal tattoos from the Arkady Bronnikov collection. From the mid-1960s to the late- 1980s Bronnikov worked as a senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, part of his duties involved visiting correctional institutions of the Ural and Siberia regions. It was here that he interviewed, gathered information and took photographs of convicts and their tattoos, building one of the most comprehensive archives of this phenomenon. He regularly helped to solve criminal cases across Russia by using his collection of tattoos to identify culprits and corpses. The Bronnikov collection was made exclusively for police use, to further the understanding of the language of these tattoos and to act as an aid in the identification and apprehension of criminals in the field. Unimpeded by artistry, these vernacular photographs present a guileless representation of criminal society. Every image discloses evidence of an inmate's character: aggressive, vulnerable, melancholic, conceited. Their bodies display an unofficial history, told not just through tattoos, but also in scars and missing digits. Closer inspection only confirms our inability to comprehend the unimaginable lives of this previously unacknowledged caste.

Drawings from the Gulag

Author: Danzig Baldaev
Publisher: Fuel Pub
ISBN: 9780956356246
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawings and text depict life in Soviet prisons, made while he worked as a warden at Kresty and other facilities.

Traditional American Tattoo Design

Author: Jerry Swallow
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764329135
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The evolution of tattoo art in America is spread before you in 265 impressive original tattoo flash sheets and insightful text written by a tattoo artist who has designed on his own since 1960. Military, religious, figural, animal, and nature themes are displayed among the many hundred designs. Changes in tattoo art over the years is shown as well as the trend today to return to earlier designs. Individual artists are listed, along with others who altered designs. This book will be an endless source of inspiration, for those who are passionate about tattoo art.