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.

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 Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III are included.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 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.

Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Classic Japanese Tattoos from the Masters
Author: Manami Okazaki
Publisher: Kingyo Press
ISBN: 9789881250742
Category: Art
Page: 258
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An unprecedented collection of interviews from the most prestigious and influential masters of the traditional Japanese craft of Wabori tattooing. These interviews are placed alongside hundreds of photos from top photo-journalists, as well as archival material from the masters' albums which spans four decades. Japanese traditional tattoos are typified by a single large narrative or symbolic subject taken from Japanese iconography, which is often embellished with other complimentary elements.

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

Tattoos of the Floating World

Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo
Author: Takahiro Kitamura,Katie M. Kitamura
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Longfellow's Tattoos

Tourism, Collecting, and Japan
Author: Christine Guth,Tutor in Asian Design History Christine M E Guth
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295984018
Category: Art
Page: 234
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Charles Longfellow, son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, arrived in Yokohama in 1871, intending a brief visit, and stayed for two years. He returned to Boston laden with photographs, curios, and art objects, as well as the elaborate tattoos he had "collected" on his body. His journals, correspondence, and art collection dramatically demonstrate America’s early impressions of Japanese culture, and his personal odyssey illustrates the impact on both countries of globetrotting tourism. Interweaving Longfellow’s experiences with broader issues of tourism and cultural authenticity, Christine Guth discusses the ideology of tourism and the place of Japan within nineteenth-century round-the-world travel. This study goes beyond simplistic models of reciprocal influence and authenticity to a more synergistic account of cross-cultural dynamics.

Japanese Tattoo Designs 2


Author: Derek Dufresne
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329597427
Category:
Page: N.A
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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.

Ryuki Mysterious Dragons


Author: Horiyoshi III
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788897845195
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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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...

Studying Horiyoshi III

A Westerner's Journey Into the Japanese Tattoo
Author: Jill Mandelbaum
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764329685
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Picking up where Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo left off, join Horiyuki as she studies the art of Japanese tattooing with Master Horiyoshi III. Jill "Horiyuki" Mandelbaum takes you on a very candid firsthand account of her exploratiion. Follow her through text and over 270 color photographs into the studios and home of Horiyoshi as well as the shrines and temples of Japan. Offering a bold, new, and very Western perspective to studying the Japanese tattoo, this book is a must have for anyone interested in tattoo arts and cross-cultural study. With a foreword by Takahiro "Horitaka" Kitamura, this book also features never before published photos of tattoos by Horiyoshi III.

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment


Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313336959
Category: Art
Page: 326
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Alphabetically arranged entries discuss forms of body modification or adornment found throughout history and around the world, including background information and the theoretical, social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding each practice.

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
View: 3295
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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.