Tattoo History

A Source Book : an Anthology of Historical Records of Tattooing Throughout the World

Author: Steve Gilbert

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 2527

An exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place for the first time are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Includes references at the end of each section. The author is a medical illustrator and freelance writer with a lifelong interest in tattooing.

Tattoo history

a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world

Author: Steve Gilbert

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 888

"The Tattoo History Source Book" is an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place, for the first time, are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Topics covered include the first written records of tattooing by Greek and Roman authors; the dispersal of tattoo designs and techniques throughout Polynesia; the discovery of Polynesian tattooing by European explorers; Japanese tattooing; the first 19th-century European and American tattoo artists; tattooed British royalty; the invention of the tattooing machine; and tattooing in the circus. The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. The references at the end of each section will provide an introduction to the extensive literature that has been inspired by the ancient-but-neglected art of tattooing. Because of its broad historical context, "The Tattoo History Source Book" will be of interest to the general reader as well as art historians, tattoo fans, neurasthenics, hebephrenics, and cyclothemics.

Tattoo Sourcebook

Author: N.A


ISBN: 1435105958

Category: Tattooing

Page: 516

View: 3527


Customizing the Body

The Art and Culture of Tattooing

Author: Clinton Sanders,D Angus Vail

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592138896

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 8725

Tattoos as art, work, decoration and defiance.

Bodies of Inscription

A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822324676

Category: Art

Page: 222

View: 987

An ethnography of the tattoo community, tracing the practice’s transformation from a mostly male, working-class phenomenon to one adapted and propagated by a more middle-class movement in the period from the 1970s to the present.

Vintage Tattoos

A Sourcebook for Old-School Designs and Tattoo Artists

Author: Carol Clerk

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781847327475

Category: Tattooing

Page: 256

View: 9753

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.

Spiritual Tattoo

A Cultural History of Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification, Branding, and Implants

Author: John A. Rush

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1583941177

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 6964

"Reviews body modifications from prehistoric times to present, outlining processes and procedures and discussing social and psychological motives"--Provided by publisher.


Bodies, Art and Exchange in the Pacific and the West

Author: Nicholas Thomas,Anna Cole,Bronwen Douglas

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861898231

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 1782

Whether fully adorning a biker’s arms or nestled cutely, and discretely, above one’s ankle, tattoos are a commonplace part of modern fashion and expression. But as modern as this permanent accessory can seem, the tattoo, in fact, has ancient and distant roots in Oceana, where it had been practiced for centuries before being taught to Western seafarers. This collection offers both a fascinating look at the early exchanges between European and Pacific cultures surrounding the tattoo and the tattoo’s rising popularity in the West up to the modern day. It is also the first book to thoroughly document the history of tattoos in Oceana itself. The essays here first document the complex cultural interactions between Oceana and Europe that had sailors, whalers, and explorers bringing tattoos home from their voyages. They then move on to issues surrounding encounter, representation, and exchange, exploring the ways missionaries and the colonial state influenced local tattoo practices, and the ways tattoo culture has since developed, both in the West and the Pacific. Stunningly illustrated, this unique and fascinating history will appeal to anyone interested in the history of tattoos, the culture of Oceania, or native arts.

Written on the Body

The Tattoo in European and American History

Author: Jane Caplan

Publisher: Reaktion Books


Category: Tattooing

Page: 318

View: 9326

A thorough and absorbing discussion of tattooing from both historical and cultural perspectives. The irreversible tattoo has traditionally been seen as alien to Western culture and people with tattoos have been, and arguably still are, regarded as outsiders. Greek vases from the 4th century BC portrayed tattooed enemies, much as 19th-century historians and artists pictured painted Picts. The tradition of marking criminals or victims with tattoos also originated in the classical world. Romans commonly tattooed Christians before punishment but this popularised the tattoo as a symbol of martyrdom amongst the Christian community. Some medieval Christians continued the practice by using Pilgrim tattoos to announce their faith just as modern soldiers mark themselves with regiment tattoos. This collection of fourteen essays concludes with a discussion of the West's enthusiasm and fascination following the discovery of North America's tattooed tribes and reasons for the modern revival in tattoos across America and Europe.

Vintage Tattoos

The Book of Old-School Skin Art

Author: Carol Clerk

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2558

Features distinctive designs from influential tattoo artists such as Percy Waters, Bert Grimm, Milton Zeis, and Lyle Tuttle.

A Cultural History of Tattoos

Author: Gail B. Stewart

Publisher: Referencepoint PressInc

ISBN: 9781601525604

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 80

View: 8784

Presents a history of tattoos, describes the processes some cultures use to mark their bodies and its significance, and reveals a darker side of tattooing.

Bodies of Subversion

A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Author: Margot Mifflin

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576876664

Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 6042

In this provocative work, full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persausive case for the tattooed women as an emblem of female self expression. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this is the seminal and first book of its type to discuss and portray women and tattoos, which have traditionally been a male preserve.


Secrets of a Strange Art

Author: Albert Parry

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486447928

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 3854

This pioneering 1933 survey approaches body art from a variety of angles, including artistic, semiotic, psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives. One of the first studies to analyze the subconscious motivations and erotic implications behind tattooing, it examines overt and subliminal messages of romance, patriotism, and religious fervor. 27 illustrations.

The Tattooed Lady

A History

Author: Amelia Klem Osterud

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799976

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 7380

Living in a time when it was scandalous even to show a bit of ankle, a small number of courageous women covered their bodies in tattoos and traveled the country, performing nearly nude on carnival stages. These gutsy women spun amazing stories for captivated audiences about abductions and forced tattooing at the hands of savages, but little has been shared of their real lives. Though they spawned a cultural movement—almost a quarter of Americans now have tattoos—these women have largely faded into history. The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing them out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities. Combining thorough research with more than a hundred historical photos, this updated second edition explores tattoo origins, women's history, circus lore, and includes even more personal and professional details from modern tattooed ladies. A fascinating read, The Tattooed Lady pays tribute to a group of unique and amazing women whose legacy lives on.

World Atlas of Tattoo

Author: Anna Felicity Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210485

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 7791

A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today

100 Years of Tattoos

Author: David McComb

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780674766

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 4491

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.

The Tattoo Sourcebook

Over 500 Images for Body Decoration

Author: Andy Sloss,Zaynab Mirza

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781847327482

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3176

Offers instructions on how to design a tattoo and features five hundred images to suit individual tastes and personalities.

Tribal Tattoo Designs

Author: Maarten Hesselt van Dinter

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570625565

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 621

The art of tattooing has been found all over the world, from the Ice Age to our own day. And though aboriginal people from Arabia to America to the South Seas have traditionally practiced it, tattooing has lately been on the decline among tribal cultures – even as it has become fashionable in the first world. This book showcases the rich variety and sometimes surprising similarities of these disappearing tribal tattoo designs, both representative and abstract, employed as religious symbols, talismans, charms, indicators of status or position, or simply as adornment.

Drawing with Great Needles

Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America

Author: Aaron Deter-Wolf,Carol Diaz-Granados

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749120

Category: Art

Page: 293

View: 9520

For thousands of years, Native Americans used the physical act and visual language of tattooing to construct and reinforce the identity of individuals and their place within society and the cosmos. This book offers an examination into the antiquity, meaning, and significance of Native American tattooing in the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains.--Publisher description.

Tattoo Culture

Theory and Contempb

Author: Lee Barron

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN: 9781783488278

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 669

Tattoo Culture investigates contemporary tattoo culture, its fandom and popular cultural visibility through a combination of the examination of tattooing theory, conceptual understanding and ethnographic research.