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.
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.
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.
Showcases the work of the top tattoo artists around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A treasury of tattoo collectibles and memorabilia from private archives
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.
An essential A-Z guide to the secret language of tattoos.
The latest title in Thames & Hudson's World of Art series surveys the extraordinary diversity and creativity of global body art, past and present.
A lavishly illustrated history of tattoos and their evolution which goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
"Sarah Lu brings you ... a love letter to stick and poke tattoo culture. Not only an artists' handbook but a resource book, a history book and a visual feast of everything single colour"--Back cover.
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.
The best recent tattoos and paintings of the world's leading tatoo artists
An informative walk through the world of tattoos-the history, traditions, old and new trends, the art, culture, and more. This book covers the earliest known examples of tattoos to the more recent innovations in the field, such as ultraviolet ink, and temporary tattoos containing one's personal and financial data.
Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy s groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks are gathered together for the first time in one brash book.
Listography for movie buffs! This guided journal features four-colour illustrations and over 70 movie-themed list topics, ranging from the classic ('List your favourite films of all time') to the loveably idiosyncratic ('List films you walked out on').
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.
Looks at a pivotal year in the author's personal and professional life through an illustrated diary that begins in spring 2008 and ends in summer 2009. This title features the many of her sketches, photographs, images of a variety of finished tattoos and her many unusual personal collections - all shot by herself.
A collection of over 500 original tattoo patterns. Featuring a variety of popular subjects including floral, fantasy, Celtic, pagan, gothic, sacred, oriental and mythical, it provides any artist or individual searching for the right tattoo with an unlimited resource of designs. Each pattern can be used individually, in combination with others.
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.
In-depth profiles of the top 15 pioneering London studios, for residents and tattoo tourists.
'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!
A journey through the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing, based largely on Takahiro's experiences as a client and student of the master Hiryoshi III. He and Katie trace bushido, the samurai code of chivalry, through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of the veiled subculture. They i