Tattoo Parlour

Author: "Shag"
ISBN: 9780957768437
Size: 20,72 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 322

Tattoo Parlour is a showcase of artworks made by artisans who also make tattoos. These are tattoo artists in the broadest and best sense of the term. From skin to canvas to laser cut dollar bills these are artists who are at once immersed in tattoo culture but also their own creative practice. Forget cliches and parodies of tattoo imagery - Tattoo Parlour delves a little deeper and explore artists who are influenced by different dimensions of what it means to be tattooed, make a tattoo and understand the language of tattoo discourse.

Tattoo Street Style

Author: Alice Snape
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 147355215X
Size: 19,62 MB
Format: PDF
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Celebrate your uniqueness. Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules. Over four hundred original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Brighton. A curated and eclectic snapshot of today’s modern tattoo culture. Features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios. Also includes comprehensive infographic-style directories; perfect if you’re looking for inspiration.

Biography Of A Bad Baby Boomer

Author: Patricia Maxwell
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452528659
Size: 11,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Throughout her life, author Patricia Maxwell has determined that unpleasant and heartbreaking episodes and the mistakes made during ones life builds character and helps develop empathy for those suffering similar circumstances. In Biography of a Bad Boomer, she shares those experiences that have shaped her. From her birth in 1957 in Coffs Harbor, this memoir describes her personal journey through life in Australia from the fifties to the twenty-first century. She shares her struggles as a teenager with the lack of self-esteem, suffering through domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, returning to school for further education, living with Parkinsons disease, and being diagnosed with breast cancer. Maxwell narrates how her easy-going nature put her in odd and incongruous places as diverse as a sheep station, an R.AA.F Hercules Aircraft, and a sleazy bar in Cambodia. Biography of a Bad Boomer tells about the twists and turns in Maxwells life and the important lessons she has learned from all of them.

Tattooed Skin And Health

Author: J. Serup
Editor: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318027774
Size: 12,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With about 10–20% of the adult population in Europe being tattooed, there is a strong demand for publications discussing the various issues related to tattooed skin and health. Until now, only a few scientific studies on tattooing have been published. This book discusses different aspects of the various medical risks associated with tattoos, such as allergic reactions from red tattoos, papulo-nodular reactions from black tattoos as well as technical and psycho-social complications, in addition to bacterial and viral infections. Further sections are dedicated to the composition of tattoo inks, and a case is made for the urgent introduction of national and international regulations. Distinguished authors, all specialists in their particular fields, have contributed to this publication which provides a comprehensive view of the health implications associated with tattooing. The book covers a broad range of topics that will be of interest to clinicians and nursing staff, toxicologists and regulators as well as laser surgeons who often face the challenge of having to remove tattoos, professional tattooists and producers of tattoo ink.

The Bat Tattoo

Author: Russell Hoban
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408835703
Size: 12,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Recently widowed and increasingly lonely, Roswell Clark's life had arrived at the point when he felt he needed a tattoo. His ideal image was that of a bat featured on an eighteenth-century bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, but strangely, on a visit to the museum, he encountered a woman called Sarah Varley, who was clearly compelled by the same bat. What did it mean? Sarah dealt in antiques and Roswell soon ran into her stalls in Chelsea and Covent Garden. His calling, which grew out of an obsession with crash-test dummies, was a bit harder to explain. It led from the invention of a popular children's toy to lucrative commissions from a Parisian sybarite for wooden working models with very adult moving parts. Both Roswell and Sarah had lost their spouses and were still grieving in their different ways. And then Christ started putting a hand in - literally - when a fragment of an ancient crucifix fetched up in one of Sarah's antique lots. Between some compulsion conveyed by this hand and Sarah's natural urge to make improvements in people, Roswell's work took a surprising new turn... Russell Hoban's delicious new novel combines much about art - traditional and conceptual - with new angles on Christ, crash-test dummies, antiques, pornography and a charming tale of romance.

Consignment Shop Confidential

Author: Peggy Ann
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477261019
Size: 17,43 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a journey of a true “Texas Drama Queen” and her new business venture. These short stories will make you laugh and they will make you cry as you read about everyday events in a Ladies Consignment Shop. This is a husband/wife team that came out of retirement to start this little shop. They had been hammered financially by the “Great Recession” or as Peggy Ann calls it, “The OMG Bush fiasco”. She has a colorful vocabulary when it comes to politics or sharing her opinion. You will hear her husband, Ira say, “I worked for IBM for thirty years so I could retire and help operate a ladies consignment shop”. The ladies, young and old, love him and you will read how gracefully he handles some of the “obnoxious old ladies”, as he puts it. Peggy Ann on the other hand, deals with her problem customers using her strong Texas upbringing and a little of her gritty language. All this makes for “Never a dull moment”. Cover and illustrations by Rebecca Madden Design Sarasota, Florida Dedication of these Short Stories to Our Customers who have made these stories possible.


Author: Michael Atkinson
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085689
Size: 17,14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 242

Cultural sensibilities about tattooing are discussed within historical context and in relation to broader trends in body modification, such as cosmetic surgery, dieting, and piercing.

Jumping The Cracks

Author: Victoria Blake
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409140253
Size: 14,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Move over Morse - PI Sam Falconer is tougher than ever and ready to tackle the darker side of Oxford... Oxford: the city of dreaming spires and lofty knowledge. Or so they say. But for private investigator Sam Falconer, it seems to be a place of sin and secrets. And Sam's better placed than most to know - she grew up in an Oxford college and now she's back to set up a branch of her detective agency. And as ever, cases have a way of finding Sam. Soon she has a vanished man to find, a museum display of shrunken heads to protect, and - as a near-fatal chase proves -her own skin to save. For Sam, like the Oxford antiquities she's tracking, it seems the secrets of the past aren't easily escaped. A taut mix of classic crime, modern noir and psychological drama, this is Blake at her very best.

Final Notes From A Great Island

Author: Neil Humphreys
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9789812613189
Size: 12,70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Planet Ink

Author: Dale Rio
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760342296
Size: 11,32 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 289

For thousands of years, people have engaged in ritualistic marking of the skin to identify themselves as a member of a tribe, of a lineage, of a mindset, or of a subculture. The ancient art of tattooing is a tradition we carry on to this day. While the past 10 years have seen no shortage of books about tattoos and tattooing, most are best described as “idea books.� Until now, none have profiled the world’s most renowned artists across a variety of styles. This book explores this most basic form of self-expression by showcasing the studios and work of 18 of the world’s top tattoo artists, including Sulu’ape Angela (San Diego), Aaron Bell (Seattle), Bugs (Los Angeles), Mo Cappoletta (London), Madame Chan (Brussels), Daniel DiMattia (Liege), Durga (Jakarta), Gakkin (Kyoto), Horiryu (Costa Mesa), Henning Jorgensen (Copenhagen), Rory Keating (San Diego), Brent McCowan (Carinthia), Maneko (Brasilia), Keone Nunes (Oahu), Noon (New York/London/Berlin), Sua Sulu’ape Petelo (Sydney), Te Rangitu (Waipapa), and Simon & Eddie (Hartama). Each chapter profiles the artist in the context of where he or she fits into the overall tradition of tattooing, while the photos showcase not only the art but also the artists and their workspaces.