Japanese Tattoos

History * Culture * Design
Author: Brian Ashcraft,Hori Benny
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291859X
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 5572

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.


Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
Author: Takahiro Kitamura,Katie M. Kitamura
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 154
View: 839

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 Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III are included.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
Page: 240
View: 9851

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
View: 7000

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
Category: Art
Page: 112
View: 9739

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
View: 2281

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
View: 2213

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.

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
View: 7925

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.

The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook

Author: Matsuzaka Ichiro
Publisher: DH Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1932897488
Category: Art
Page: 96
View: 7496

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 Tattoo Art Stained Glass Coloring Book

Author: Jeremy Elder
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486475336
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3132

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.

Ryuki Mysterious Dragons

Author: Horiyoshi III
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788897845195
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 7761

Japanese Tattoo Designs 2

Author: Derek Dufresne
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329597427
Page: N.A
View: 8145

Japanese Style Tattoo Art

Revisiting Traditional Themes
Author: Rodrigo Melo
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780764339462
Category: Art
Page: 175
View: 3031

A collection of more than one hundred fifty full-color photographs of tattoos created by New York City tattoo artist Rodrigo Melo in the traditional Japanese style.

A history of Japanese body suit tattooing

Author: Mark Poysden,Marco Bratt
Publisher: Koninklijk Instituut Voor De tropen
Category: Art
Page: 222
View: 7049

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.

Studying Horiyoshi III

A Westerner's Journey Into the Japanese Tattoo
Author: Jill Mandelbaum
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764329685
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 4253

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
View: 9267

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.

Longfellow's Tattoos

Tourism, Collecting, and Japan
Author: Christine Guth
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295984018
Category: Art
Page: 234
View: 5016

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 Tattoos - Horicho Designs

Author: Jack Moore
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312294744
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
View: 3381

100 cool Japanese tattoos and Horicho designs which depict all kinds of animals, flowers, human, bodhisattva, etc...

Oriental Tattoo Art

Contemporary Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Masters
Author: Du Ying,Shan Shan
Publisher: Cypi Press
ISBN: 9781908175052
Category: Art
Page: 191
View: 8119

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.

100 Japanese Tattoos - Demon Designs

Author: Jack Moore
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312294140
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
View: 9328

100 cool Japanese tattoos and demon designs. These tattoos have exquisite and rich characteristics of Japanese culture.