A Source Book : an Anthology of Historical Records of Tattooing Throughout the World
Author: Steve Gilbert
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.
a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world
Author: Steve Gilbert
Publisher: powerHouse Books
"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.
The Tattoo in European and American History
Author: Jane Caplan
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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.
A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community
Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Duke University Press
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.
A Cultural History of Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification, Branding, and Implants
Author: John A. Rush
Publisher: Frog Books
"Reviews body modifications from prehistoric times to present, outlining processes and procedures and discussing social and psychological motives"--Provided by publisher.
A Sourcebook for Old-School Designs and Tattoo Artists
Author: Carol Clerk
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
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.
Bodies, Art and Exchange in the Pacific and the West
Author: Nicholas Thomas,Anna Cole,Bronwen Douglas
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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.
A Secret History of Women and Tattoo
Author: Margot Mifflin
Publisher: Power House Books
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.
Author: Anna Felicity Friedman
Publisher: Yale University Press
A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today
Author: Amelia Klem Osterud
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
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.
The Book of Old-School Skin Art
Author: Carol Clerk
Publisher: Universe Pub
Features distinctive designs from influential tattoo artists such as Percy Waters, Bert Grimm, Milton Zeis, and Lyle Tuttle.
The Art and Culture of Tattooing
Author: Clinton Sanders,D Angus Vail
Publisher: Temple University Press
Tattoos as art, work, decoration and defiance.
Secrets of a Strange Art
Author: Albert Parry
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Social Science
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.
Author: Gail B. Stewart
Publisher: Referencepoint PressInc
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Author: David McComb
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
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.
Author: Terisa Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
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.
Over 500 Images for Body Decoration
Author: Andy Sloss,Zaynab Mirza
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
Offers instructions on how to design a tattoo and features five hundred images to suit individual tastes and personalities.
Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America
Author: Aaron Deter-Wolf,Carol Diaz-Granados
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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.