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.

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 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.

Japanese Tattoo Designs 2


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

Tattoo in Japan

Traditional and Modern Styles
Author: Manami Okazaki,Gabriele Turner
Publisher: Edition Reuss Germany
ISBN: 9783934020641
Category: Art
Page: 348
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Text in English & German. The opulently illustrated volume "Tattoo in Japan" is an impressive book about the high art of tattooing in Japan. Not solely for fans of tattoos, it's equally appealing for people who are interested in Japanese culture and art. This book will likewise delight graphic artists, fashion designers and visual artists. The art of creating long-lasting body decorations has an age-old tradition in Japan. Many parallels can be drawn between this traditional genre and classical ink paintings and woodcuts by Japanese masters. The grand master of an art is known in Japan as a "sensei": this book contains works by many of the finest and most prestigious master tattooists. These virtuosos provide inspiration and serve as role models for a younger generation of tattoo artists in their Asian homeland and abroad. Included are rare and beautifully documented works by traditional masters with their delicate and impressive full body suit tattoos, the style of which has changed very little since the Edo Period, when this art form first became popular. The art works are splendidly depicted in intimate photojournalism, where they provide silent testimony to months spent under the needles of these unparalleled masters, who explore the possibilities of their métier on and in their clients' skin. Tattoo aficionados will be familiar with the names of artists such as Horitoku, Horiyoshi III and Horiyasu, but this comprehensive book also features the diverse styles that are prominent in contemporary tattooing. The spectrum ranges from old school, to neo-traditional and contemporary styles. The volume's generously large format provides ample space for impressive photographs which artfully capture the diversity and lively creativity of Japan's contemporary tattoo scene. The visual interest is further enhanced by a successful mix of studio shots and photographs taken onsite. This lavishly illustrated book prioritises excellent printing and the best colour reproductions. Join us on a visual journey and indulge your senses in incredible imagery and colours. The book is divided into four chapters: Tokyo, Chubu (the region between Tokyo and Kyoto, with Nagoya as its capital city), Kyoto and Osaka. Tattooists in each metropolis have their own distinct styles and trends, spanning a wide spectrum from classically conservative to totally eccentric and extreme. Readers who are eager to delve more deeply into the subject will appreciate the numerous, well-researched texts about the history and background of tattooing. Rounding out the volume are interviews with grand masters, who offer exciting insights into their lives and work, as well as into the tattoo scene in general. "Tattoo in Japan" is a very special book that could only have been created thanks to a unique combination of much love, intense dedication and the utmost efforts by all its contributors. We sincerely hope you'll feel and share our enthusiasm.

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.

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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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.

Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Classic Japanese Tattoos from the Masters
Author: Kingyo Ltd.,Manami Okazaki
Publisher: Kingyo Press
ISBN: 9789881250742
Category: Art
Page: 250
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Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo is an unprecedented collection of interviews from the most prestigious and influential masters of the craft. Included are hundreds of photos from top photo journalists, as well as archival material from the masters albums. The work shown in the book spans 4 decades. The full length interviews give great insight into some of the more subterranean, underworld aspects of Japanese tattooing, as well as the technical aspects of their craft. 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 motifs used range from protagonists from folkloric tales, religious deities, to animals -- both mythical and real -- which are then complimented with flowers and maple leaves, and smaller iconography, taking into account the seasonal compatibility of the main subject. While there are many tattoo cultures all over the world, Japanese tattoos are certainly some of the most powerful, aesthetic and holistically balanced, and are nothing short of breathtaking when seen in the flesh. This book will look at the tattooing tradition that is a continuation of the Edo period tattoo culture, however, there are many regional cultures and communities that have their own culture of tattooing that have existed autonomously from the Edo traditional tattoos. Included are interviews with a woodblock artisan, and the daughter of a yakuza boss who has full body tattoos to show the perspective of a client. This book will inform people wanting to know the relation between the underworld and tattoos and how this relationship is shifting. Japanese tattoos are some of the most popular tattoo styles internationally and this book will give the reader a glimpse into a hidden and inaccessible world, described with candor from the mouths of the masters themselves. This book will be an indispensable addition to any tattoo artists or aficionados collection. This book is the result of 8 years worth of getting acquainted with, and interviewing these masters from various regions of Japan, from the South Kyushu island, to the Kansai region, to Tochigi, to Tokyo.

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...

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.

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 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."

Die Mythen des alten Japan


Author: Nelly Naumann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866475892
Category:
Page: 320
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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.

Japan at Play


Author: Joy Hendry,Professor of Social Anthropology Joy Hendry,Massimo Raveri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134609469
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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This book explores the myth, so abused by the mass media, that the Japanese are a grey, anonymous mass of efficient, obedient workers. The articles shed light on a Japan outside officialdom, a lively Japan of tumultuous and independent thought, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, aggressive and wasteful, creative and anti-authoritarian. The book's truly international contributors examine the role in modern Japanese society of a range of leisure and play activities, from drinking to travel, football to karaoke, tattoos to rock fandom. They explore how things which seem like play in one context are deadly serious in another, and how the fun and enjoyment may be achieved in unexpected ways. They also draw attention to the importance of such activities in understanding the deeper structure and meaning pervading all areas of the society in which they take place. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies.

Glow-in-the-Dark Tattoos Japanese Characters


Author: Marty Noble
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486473791
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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A classic blend of simplicity and elegance, this handsome glow-in-the-dark collection of Japanese characters contains 8 visually appealing symbols for Peace, Beauty, Tranquility, Courage, Good Fortune, Love, Health, and Happiness.

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.