Vintage Tattoo Flash

Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781576877692
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Vintage Tattoo Flash draws from the personal collection of Jonathan Shaw - renowned outlaw tattooist and author - and represents a selection of over 300 pieces of flash from one of the largest private collections in existence. Vintage Tattoo Flash spans the first roughly 75 years of American tattooing from the 1900s Bowery, to 50s Texas, through the Pike in the 60s and the development of the first black and grey, single-needle tattooing in LA in the 70s. This is a beautiful and serious addition to the understanding of tattoo art.

Vintage Tattoos

Author: Carol Clerk
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781847327475
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Lavishly presented and illustrated, this book explores the bold, colourful and enduring popular designs that were perfected across two World Wars, explains their history, symbolism and social significance, and delves into the colourful lives of the era's most famous practitioners.

Vintage Tattoos

Author: Carol Clerk
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN:
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Features distinctive designs from influential tattoo artists such as Percy Waters, Bert Grimm, Milton Zeis, and Lyle Tuttle.

Traditional American Tattoo Design

Author: Jerry Swallow
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764329135
Format: PDF
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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.

Legends

Author: Jason Brooks
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615767260
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Legends is a compilation of vintage tattoo flash and photos of some of tattoo's legendary artists. It includes work by Sailor Jerry, Mike Malone, Cap Coleman, Bert Grimm, Bob Shaw and many others.

Scab Vendor

Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publisher: Turner
ISBN: 9781681629155
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Jonathan Shaw's Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is a surreal, multi-generational roller coaster ride through the underbelly of modern culture, charting the course of a life measured by extremes, and all the people, places, and events that shaped that life into a survivor's tale of epic proportions. In its pages, Shaw takes the reader deep, not only into the recesses of his extraordinary mind and adventures, but also into the strange and magical process of memoir-writing itself. If truth is indeed stranger than fiction, then, as Shaw's friend and literary mentor Charles Bukowski once told him, much of this book would have to be lived before it could be written. In that sense, Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is much more than a fascinating chronicle of a popular outlaw artist's creative evolution. It is a multicolored, cinematic, modern-day Odyssey, written in blood, ink, and tears--a kaleidoscopic, visionary roadmap to the journey of the human soul.

The Tattoo Dictionary

Author: Trent Aitken Smith
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784721770
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. 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. 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.

100 Years of Tattoos

Author: David McComb
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780674766
Format: PDF
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Over the past century, tattoos have emerged from the underground. From body art's early association with sailors, convicts and side-show acts to the current adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities and the mainstream via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history. Combining a wealth of visual material from across the many cultures and sub-cultures we associate with tattoos, including fashion, music and art, with examples of some of the most exquisite tattoos ever inked, the book shows over 400 photographs, many published for the first time. This is a unique examination of the tattoo as a form of personal expression and an intriguing visual guide to the social and stylistic changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This visual history will appeal to anyone with an interest in body art and social history, and to anyone planning a tattoo.