Japanese Tattoos

History * Culture * Design
Author: Brian Ashcraft,Hori Benny
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291859X
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos). Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book will also trace the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Tattoos featured will range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos will also feature interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, there will be interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read this informative tattoo guide will be more knowledgeable about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are simply interested in Japanese art and culture.

Japanese Tattoos

Meanings, Shapes and Motifs
Author: Yori Moriarty
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788416851966
Category:
Page: 240
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This richly illustrated book reveals the meaning and the secrets behind the most significant motifs from traditional Japanese tattooing--such as mythological and supernatural creatures, animals, Buddhist deities, flowers and historical characters--and turns this art form into a path toward personal knowledge and individual expression.

The Japanese Tattoo


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 112
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A collection of photographs of the Irezumi, a secretive group of people drawn from the Japanese underworld who have chosen to have themselves transformed through tattooing into living works of art

Japanese Tattoo Designs 2


Author: Derek Dufresne
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329597427
Category:
Page: N.A
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Tattoos of the Floating World

Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo
Author: Takahiro Kitamura,Katie M. Kitamura
Publisher: Kit Press
ISBN: 9789074822459
Category: Art
Page: 119
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This unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, a pupil of Horiyoshi III) discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, concentrating on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo. Through high quality illustrations it shows that the Japanese tattoo is highly reliant on and linked to the woodblock print and that it deserves a position among the other art forms. A range of typical ukiyo-e motifs in the Japanese tattoo are discussed and illustrated by the original Japanese prints, and sketches, drawings and tattoos by tattoo master Horiyoshi III. The book ends with a special essay by Don Ed Hardy.

Japanese Tattoos - Horicho Designs


Author: Jack Moore
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312294744
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
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100 cool Japanese tattoos and Horicho designs which depict all kinds of animals, flowers, human, bodhisattva, etc...

The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook


Author: Matsuzaka Ichiro
Publisher: DH Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1932897488
Category: Art
Page: 96
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100 on-skin designs from some of Japan's top Irezumi artists. Cocoro Books introduces non-Japanese readers to the many facets of Japan's vibrant pop and underground cultures. Often overlooked in the media, these social movements have spawned followings far beyond the country's borders.

100 Japanese Tattoos - Demon Designs


Author: Jack Moore
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312294140
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
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100 cool Japanese tattoos and demon designs. These tattoos have exquisite and rich characteristics of Japanese culture.

Japanese Tattoo Art Stained Glass Coloring Book


Author: Jeremy Elder
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486475336
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Bold and exotic, these 16 images are based on authentic Japanese tattoo designs. Images include dragons, samurai, koi, tigers, delicate blossoms, geisha, and other traditional motifs.

Tattoos, Desire and Violence

Marks of Resistance in Literature, Film and Television
Author: Karin Beeler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482535
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Whether they graphically depict an individual’s or a community’s beliefs, express the defiance of authority, or brand marginalized groups, tattoos are a means of interpersonal communication that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the tattoo’s place in today’s popular culture is all around—in advertisements, on the stereotypical outlaw character in films and television, in supermarket machines that dispense children’s wash-away tattoos, and even in the production of a tattooed Barbie doll. This book explores the tattoo’s role, primarily as an emblem of resistance and marginality, in recent literature, film, and television. The association of tattoos with victims of the Holocaust, slaves, and colonized peoples; with gangs, inmates, and other marginalized groups; and the connection of the tattoo narrative to desire and violence are discussed at length.

Bushido

Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
Author: Takahiro Kitamura,Katie M. Kitamura
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 154
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Journey into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of famed master Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III are included. This book is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.

Japanese Tattooing Now!

Memory and Transition : Classic Horimono to the New One Point Style
Author: Michael McCabe
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764321429
Category: Art
Page: 176
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Over 530 color photos display the vast range of Japanese tattoos, from traditional full-body forms to modern One-Point style. The text provides a glimpse of Japan's youth culture and recounts stories of Japanese masters of the tattoo art, including Senseis Horihide, Horiyoshi III, Horitoshi I, Horiyasu, Horikoi, and Horiuno. Readers will see some of the most intricate tattoo art in the world.

Japanese Koi Tattoos


Author: Dover
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486484424
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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"Koi" means "carp," andsounds like a word for "love," so thefishsymbolize friendship.Five images three in color, two in black and white offerhip and friendly tattoofun."

A history of Japanese body suit tattooing


Author: Mark Poysden,Marco Bratt
Publisher: Koninklijk Instituut Voor De tropen
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 222
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The history of Japanese body suit tattooing is a fascinating one that encompasses much more than just the application of inks to skin. An understanding of the subject requires knowledge of the social and political forces at work from prehistoric times to the present day. This book traces the development of those forces, their role in the growth of the military government and its efforts to control a people often less than willing to be controlled. With reference to the Edo period (1600-1867), urbanisation and the growth of Edo (modern Tokyo), the background to tattooing is carefully explained. The yakuza (Japanese mafia), their forebears and their attitudes to life, crime and tattooing are explored in great depth. The technical aspects of tattooing are similarly detailed and Horikazu, a modern practitioner of this traditional craft, is profiled.

The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook


Author: Cocoro Books
Publisher: Cocoro Books
ISBN: 9781932897494
Category: Art
Page: 96
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Tattooing in Japan goes back to the dawn of the nation's history. The ancient Chinese text Wei Zi of 297 AD relates that all the men of the land of Wa (Japan) wore tattoos on their faces and bodies. What began as talismanic markings used as protection against harm eventually became the decorative tattoos known as horimono. Today, the techniques and designs used in Japanese tattoos are acclaimed worldwide. In this second of two volumes presenting the work of some of Japan's leading horishi, or tattoo artists, The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook Vol. II introduces over 80 on-skin designs from horimono masters that blend traditional and modern techniques. Fans of body art and tattooists alike will find this both an invaluable sourcebook and a fascinating first-time collection of ink design.

Alles über japanische Tätowierungen

die japanische Tätowierkunst der Edo-Zeit und ihre Entwicklung bis zur Gegenwart
Author: Dirk-Boris Rödel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935581653
Category:
Page: 165
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Oriental Tattoo Art

Contemporary Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Masters
Author: Du Ying,Shan Shan
Publisher: Cypi Press
ISBN: 9781908175052
Category: Art
Page: 191
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More and more people are getting tattoos these days. Whether these are complex traditional symbols or uniquely significant words, tattoos are an expression of the wearer's feelings and desires. As the tattoo profession grows, tattoo artists are perfecting their art, and attracting the attention of an increasing amount of dedicated enthusiasts. In this rising trend, Asian tattoo art, especially that of China and Japan, has gained admirers around the world. Through interviews with artists and the presentation of their work, Oriental Tattoo Art puts the charm of contemporary oriental tattoo art on full display. In addition, Oriental Tattoo Art contains an appendix with nearly 150 traditional oriental symbols and written characters with clear explanations of their unique cultural meanings for the appreciation and use of the reader. Let us pierce the veil of this ancient and alluring profession and learn about the spiritual and artistic worlds of contemporary tattoo artists in China and Japan.

Body Piercing and Tattooing

The Hidden Dangers of Body Art
Author: Sarah Sawyer
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404209473
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Examines the history and culture of body art, what is involved in tattooing and body piercing, and the possible health risks.

Tattoos in Japanese Prints


Author: Sarah Thompson
Publisher: MFA Publications
ISBN: 9780878468461
Category: Art
Page: 152
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Reproduces ukiyo-e prints from the incomparable collection of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Many tattoo connoisseurs consider the Japanese tradition to be the finest in the world for its detail, complexity, and compositional skill. Its style and subject matter are drawn from the visual treasure trove of Japanese popular culture, in particular the colour woodblock prints of the early nineteenth century known as ukiyo-e. This book tells the fascinating story of how ukiyo-e first inspired tattoo artists as the pictorial tradition of tattooing in Japan was just beginning. It explores the Japanese tattoo's evolving meanings, from symbol of devotion to punishment and even to crime, and reveals the tales behind specific motifs. With lush, colourful images of flowers blooming on the arm of a thief, sea monsters coiling across the back of a hero, and legendary warriors battling on the chests of actors, the tattoos in these Japanese prints can offer the same vivid inspiration today as they did two hundred years ago.