Vintage Tattoo Flash

Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781576877692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, 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.

Flash from the Bowery

Author: Cliff White
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780764339288
Format: PDF, ePub
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Between these pages are images of the original acetate rubbings from Charlie Wagner's turn of the 20th century tattoo shop, The Black Eye Barbershop, in the Bowery at Chatham Square in New York. This is the only known art that has survived from this shop, where Samuel J. O'Reilley's modern-day electric tattoo machine was born and patented. The imagery of this classic flash preserves the origins of American tattoos, when tattoo art was transferred to the client from these templates via an acetate stencil. Everything was done by hand until O'Reilley's electrified tattoo machine changed history. This rich heritage of folk art has more than 900 individual pieces of flash that provide commentary on the shop's clientele and reveal some of the social, economic, and political ideas of the time. Including nautical themes, Asian imagery, flowers, boxers, circus characters, and plenty of girls, this is an exciting collection of early American flash and a necessary book for the tattoo artist, aficionado, and student.

Italian Tattoo Flash

Author: Schiffer Publishing
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764346262
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stizzo, the proud owner of Best of Times Tattoo, presents the best work to come out of his famous parlor in Milan, Italy, in the form of beautiful flash, and provides an intimate look into the house artists in action. At turns exotic, religious, and cryptic, but always classy, highly detailed, and distinct, their work and their legacy could spark a new generation of artists who care about tradition and aren't afraid to push their skills to the limit. Showcased on textured paper, the vibrant, iconographic art and bold designs look just as outstanding on artificial surfaces as they would on skin. Enthusiasts and ambitious tattoo artists who hope to imitate these remarkable samples will appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into Stizzo, Max Brain, and Pellico's craft, which they can catch a glimpse of--at the drawing board and in the studio--in arresting black and white and color photography.

Scab Vendor

Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publisher: Turner
ISBN: 9781681629155
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.