Black Tattoo Art

Author: Marisa Kakoulas
Editor: Edition Reuss Germany
ISBN: 9783934020719
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Text in English & German. This amazing book is a photographic journey across the globe -- from Borneo to Belgium, Argentina to Athens, New York to New Zealand and beyond -- in search of avant-garde tattoo art that pays homage to the ancient roots of tattooing in their contemporary interpretations. No other publication has curated the work of so many esteemed international tattooists working in black ink and gathered them into one comprehensive volume. The journey begins with a look at the history of tattooing before featuring black tattoo portfolios divided into the following chapters: Neotribal, Dotwork, Art Brut, Traditional Revival and Thai/Buddhist.

Drawing Designing Tattoo Art

Author: Fip Buchanan
Editor: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1440328978
Size: 16,56 MB
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Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist! Tattooing is an art form like no other . . . indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design. In these pages, you’ll learn the practical considerations of placement, flow, and color choice, as well as the art of conceptualizing the kind of powerful, personal, out-of-the-ordinary designs worthy of being on a body for life. You’ll even find inspiration for taking the look of tattoo art off -skin and into the realm of graphic design. Nine step-by-step demos reveal the author’s creative process, from initial consultation and concept to finished tattoo Covers popular subjects (snakes, dragons, portraits, hearts, roses and more) along with discussion of the symbolism behind them Features a chapter that explores tattoo styles applied to graphic art A gallery showcases the diverse styles of nine additional top tattoo artists Whether you aspire to join the profession, are a graphic designer looking to expand your portfolio, or simply have a passion for tattoos, this book offers a rare inside look at the cutting-edge world of tattoo art.

Tattoo Artists

Author: Jeanne Nagle
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1404217908
Size: 13,17 MB
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Explores the interesting and nontraditional careers of tattoo artists.

Black Tattoo Art Espressioni Moderne Del Tribale

Author: Marisa Kakoulas
ISBN: 9788895363820
Size: 11,69 MB
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Geek Ink

Author: Inkstinct
Editor: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 0760363471
Size: 10,79 MB
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Exhibiting cutting-edge designs from the most sought-after and acclaimed contemporary tattoo artists worldwide, Geek Ink presents magnificent ideas for tattoos on themes from science fiction and fantasy, as well as a wide range of topics across science, mathematics, literature, and philosophy. With commentary from creators of the Inkstinct project--which connects people with the finest tattoo art from 380,000 studios worldwide and has an Instagram fan base of more than 1 million--as well as interviews with world-renowned masters like Eva Krbdk (460K followers), David Cote (232K followers), and Thomas Eckeard (169K followers), this is the definitive tattoo inspiration sourcebook for hipsters, bookworms, scientists, academics, engineers, and, of course, geeks!

Spiritual Skin

Author: Lars Krutak
Editor: Edition Reuss Germany
ISBN: 9783943105117
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Text in English & German. This is a photographic masterwork in two parts exploring the secret world of magical tattooing and scarification across the tribal world. Based on one decade of tattoo anthropologist Dr Lars Krutaks fieldwork among animistic and shamanic societies of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Melanesia, this book journeys into highly sacred territory to reveal how people utilise ritual body modification to enhance their access to the supernatural. The first part delves into the ancient art of Thai tattooing or sak yant that is administered by holy monks who harness the energy and power of the Buddha himself. Emblazoned with numerous images of dramatically tattooed bodies, this chapter provides tattoo enthusiasts with a passport into the esoteric world of sak yank symbols and their meanings. Also included is an in-depth study into the tattooing worlds of the Amerindians. From Woodlands warriors to Amazonian shamans, tattoos were worn as enchanted symbols embodied with tutelary and protective spirit power. The discussion of talismanic tattooing is concluded with a detailed look at the individuals who created magical tattoos and the various techniques they used. Krutak writes about many tribal tattoo designs permeated with various forms of power and explains what these marks mean for the people who wear them. Part two is an absolute must-read-and-see for anyone seeking knowledge about the religious meanings of tribal scarification. The rituals, techniques, and spiritual iconography of scarmasters in Benin (Bétamarribé), Papua New Guinea (Kaningara), and Ethiopia (Hamar) expose a relatively undocumented world of permanent body symbolism created through painful and bloody rites of self-sacrifice and restraint.

The Philosophical Functionality Of The Tattoo

Author: Stefanie Flaxman
Editor: Revision Fairy Press
Size: 15,95 MB
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Download for FREE at What makes something "art"? If an object falls under the category of “art,” then you'd suspect it has something in common with other items in this category. Art forms, however, produce strikingly different manifestations of art. For example, sculpture produces three-dimensional art, painting and drawing produce two-dimensional art, and performance art produces a time frame in which the art exists. How do these distinct practices have the possibility of producing creations that are acknowledged as “art?” The Philosophical Functionality of the Tattoo focuses on tattoos, a traditionally unaccepted type of art, to help understand the properties attributed to art. If tattoos are not “art,” why not? If tattoos are “art,” why so? Figuring out these characteristics about tattoos, specifically, contributes to the general ontology of art. [To continue reading, download the rest of the book for FREE at]

Die Rezeption Von Black Art In Kunstausstellungen The Global Contemporary Kunstwelten Nach 1989

Author: Marie Sophie Beckmann
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 365668409X
Size: 14,40 MB
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Kunst - Sonstiges, Note: 1,0, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Kunstgeschichte), Veranstaltung: "Black Art" - im Spannungsfeld von postkolonialer Kritik und Globalisierung, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Eine Ausstellung gilt als Medium, als „Beglaubigungsanordnung oder als Ort der Realitätsproduktion“. Indem Objekte auf eine bestimmte Art und Weise angesammelt, präsentiert und interpretiert werden, werden sie Teil einer Ausstellungssemantik. Jede Ausstellung besitzt somit eine spezifische Rhetorik und bezieht eine Position oder trifft eine Aussage zu zeithistorisch relevanten Thematiken. In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll die Kunstausstellung "The Global Contemporary". Kunstwelten nach 1989 (17.11.2011 bis 05.02.12 im ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe) hinsichtlich der Präsentation und Rezeption von „Black Art“ analysiert werden. Letzterer Begriff bezeichnet die Kunstproduktion aus Afrika stammender oder dort lebender KünstlerInnen und wurde im Rahmen des Black Power Movement geprägt. Demnach wird untersucht, welchem übergeordneten Thema die Ausstellung unterliegt und welche kuratorischen Strategien auszumachen sind, wie und unter welchem Aspekt die Kunst afrikanischer zeitgenössischer KünstlerInnen in diesem thematischen Kontext ausgewählt und präsentiert wurde: Spielt die Diskussion von „Blackness“ noch eine Rolle? Wenn ja, wie wird sie dargestellt, eventuell verkompliziert oder gar dekonstruiert? Wie verbinden sich die Themenfelder „Black Art“ und Globalisierung? Der Fokus liegt hierbei auf den drei Künstlern Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa und Chéri Samba. Im Folgenden soll die Rhetorik der Ausstellung erläutert und aufgezeigt werden, welche Bedeutung den afrikanischen Künstlern zukommt. Ethnologische, kunsttheoretische und kulturwissenschaftliche Texte bilden den theoretischen Kontext für diese Untersuchung.

Black Grey Tattoo

Author: Marisa Kakoulas
Editor: Edition Reuss Germany
ISBN: 9783934020856
Size: 17,39 MB
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3 volumes in slipcase. Text in English, Spanish & German. "Black & Grey Tattoo" is a mammoth work. Comprising over a thousand pages, it is one of the largest -- if not the largest -- tattoo book ever published! Its three large-format volumes are contained inside a lavish and sturdy hardcover box. The set explores a monochrome art form through a kaleidoscope of the most widely diverse interpretations and craftsmanly techniques, performed by tattoo artists from all parts of the world. This tattoo tome explores the origins of black & grey tattooing -- from the prisons and streets of LA to its contemporary resonance on Hollywood's red carpets, at heavy metal music festivals, and in private ateliers from Budapest to Beijing. While rendered in just shades of grade, the spectrum of design is vast: Aztec warriors, fierce harpies, family portraits, religious icons and permanent shrines to celebrities adorn these pages. The common thread among them all is their inventive exposition and mastery of execution. Divided into three volumes: "Traditional Black & Grey", "Dark/Horror" and "Photorealism". Indeed, there is cross-pollination among the different styles, but the breakdown is not just for easier lifting of this monster collection. It is to show how tattoos with similar stylistic elements are interpreted differently by stellar artists around the world. The books also present the fine art -- including paintings and charcoals -- of many of those featured, although the tattoos themselves should be considered fine art. The first volume, Traditional Black & Grey, is somewhat of a misnomer as it's simply called "black & grey" in the tattoo community. But now that greyscale tattooing has moved in different artistic directions, the "traditional" label is used to set it apart from its offshoots. Traditional black & grey denotes tattoo art that has stayed true to its roots -- a time when home-made machines made of cassette motors and guitar strings dipped in India ink and wash were used to mark skin. The essence of black & grey art is captured in the photography of co-author Edgar Hoill. Select imagery, with quotes from the artists and collectors, leads this volume followed by interviews with Jack Rudy, the Godfather of Black & Grey; as well as tattoo prodigy Jesus "Chuey" Quintanar. Their stories and tattoo work precede the gallery, which includes tattoos from other pioneers of the style: Freddy Negrete, Brian Everett, and Mark Mahoney. The second volume, Dark/Horror delves into personal demons relayed on skin. Paul Booth, often described as the "Dark Lord of Tattooing," reveals some of the reasons why people get these tattoos as well as how his own demons have driven his art. Other tattoos pay homage to horror in pop culture. Artist Xu Zhicheng of Tianzhilong Tattoo in Beijing says in his interview that he finds inspiration for his large-scale dark work in vampire films, not personal angst. In this chapter, you'll find everything from shrunken heads to Frankensteins to even famous tattoo artists rendered as zombies. The third and final volume, Photorealism encapsulates work that takes photorealistic art and translates it on the body. While the other chapters also feature realism, this chapter concentrates on portraiture, scenery, and even fantastical images rendered in true-to-life tableaux. Two artists renowned in this style, Bob Tyrrell and Andy Engel, talk about how they honed their craft and even offer tips on how others can do so as well. Their interviews are followed by work that has invigorated the tattoo community with the possibilities of mastering a difficult art on a difficult canvas. All three volumes in this one collection are meant to inspire, showing just how beautiful black & grey tattoo art can be. Also available as individual volumes. Volume 1: 9783934020870 (3934020879), £99.99; Volume 2: 9783934020887 (3934020887), £99.99; Volume 3: 9783934020894 (3934020895), £71.99}

Diy Temporary Tattoo Art

Author: K.L. Cao
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507202377
Size: 13,65 MB
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"This books provides easy, step-by-step instructions to create your own temporary watercolor, henna, glow-in-the-dark, and flash tattoos"--