Most popular Body art & tattooing books
The most popular Body art & tattooing books currently available. Updated weekly.
Working as a prison guard in St Petersburgs notorious Kresty Prison, the author diligently recorded over 3,000 criminal tattoos, documenting their meanings within this closed society. This title explores the extremes of this collection.
This beautifully illustrated set of fully functional tarot cards is based on traditional tarot iconography as interpreted by MEGAMUNDEN, author of Tattoo Postcards and the best-selling Tattoo Colouring Book.
Documenting over 3,000 tattoo drawings, this title describes the motifs that represent the uncensored lives of Russian criminal classes, ranging from violence and pornography to politics and alcohol.
A lush sourcebook of nearly two thousand tattoo designs from artists around the world. From the editors of TattooFinder.com, it's a fantastic compendium for people who want to think before they ink!
Inked brings you a stunning collection of the most intricate, unique and exquisite tattoos. Showcasing a range of innovative styles as well as traditional designs, and packing a punch of colour and charisma, every one of the tattoos in this book is proof that a tattoo is not just ink; it's art.
Packed with illustrations, this book celebrates the art of the tattoo. It includes tattoo designs that all specially drawn for the book range from traditional motifs hearts, sailors, girls, skulls, roses to more elaborate compositions with a contemporary edge.
An atlas of the best tattoo artists on the planet
1000 Tattoos is the latest addition to the series that began with Universe s 1000 Football Shirts and 1000 Sneakers, offering a broad and in-depth survey of the latest trends in tattoo designs.
Showcases the work of the top tattoo artists around the globe.
A groundbreaking reference covering the key styles and schools in contemporary tattoo lettering. This book includes step-by-step guides to lettering design from a wide array of leading tattoo artists.
The original work of Christian Warlich, Europe's preeminent tattoo artist in the first half of the 20th century, is brought back to life in a stunning new volume.
A lavishly illustrated history of tattoos and their evolution which goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
A treasury of tattoo collectibles and memorabilia from private archives
The latest title in Thames & Hudson's World of Art series surveys the extraordinary diversity and creativity of global body art, past and present.
The Art of Tattoo brings you a stunning collection of the most intricate, unique and exquisite tattoos. Showcasing a range of innovative styles as well as traditional designs, and packing a punch of colour and charisma, every one of the tattoos in this book is proof that a tattoo is not just ink; it's art.
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.
Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi
Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy s groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks are gathered together for the first time in one brash book.
The best recent tattoos and paintings of the world's leading tatoo artists
An essential A-Z guide to the secret language of tattoos.
'The Anatomical Tattoo' is an introduction to the growing phenomenon of anatomical imagery as tattoos and highlights the best examples in the world today. Working with over 80 tattoo artists from across the globe, this book showcases this fascinating new trend by documenting more than 150 anatomical tattoos.
This achingly cool book explores the bold, colourful and enduringly popular tattoo designs that were perfected across two World Wars.
The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY Henna Tattoos make learning henna art simple and fun. Whether you want to sport something quick and simple or decorate a large area, you can easily choose how much of your skin to adorn with these stylish motifs. And because the tattoo is from henna, next month you get to try a new and different look!
Today's Japanese youth continue a 300 year tradition of tattooing, proudly creating and wearing this ever changing art form. Over 350 breathtaking colour photos display a vast range of Japanese tattoos, from tradtional full-body forms repleat with classical images steeped in symbolism, and others influence by the cultures of the West.
Features the work of and profiles of/interviews with a range of contemporary tattoo artists. This book includes lots of profiles of interviews with people who have interesting tattoos and the stories behind them. It is suitable for the younger demographic that actively gets tattoos.
Tattoo Culture investigates contemporary tattoo culture, its fandom and popular cultural visibility through a combination of the examination of tattooing theory, conceptual understanding and ethnographic research.
Through interviews with artists and the presentation of their work, this book puts the charm of contemporary oriental tattoo art on full display. It 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.
From body art's early association with convicts, sailors and side-show acts to the adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities, via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history.