A collection of tattoos made from the 1940s through to the 1970s, photographed in the 21st century across America, Europe and Australia.
Author: Thomas Jeppe
Publisher: Dokument Forlag & Dist
A collection of tattoos made from the 1940s through to the 1970s, photographed in the 21st century across America, Europe and Australia. In a time of absolute freedom and endless variation in tattoo culture, these images stand out for their bold and simple aesthetic gestures. They are the point which all tattoos promise to reach; a blurry embodiment of the passing of time, a permanent relic. Heralding from a time when tattoos meant something vastly different from what they mean today, they document a piece of living history and an echo from the past.
Male faces, however, are tattooed only to indicate killing an enemy or a whale. ...
The 5,300-year-old Iceman (Ötzi), whose preserved body was found on the
Austria–Italy border in 1991 at 10,500 feet (3,200 meters), had about sixty
Author: Stephen Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, skin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species – religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.
One of the last remaining tribal tattoo practitioners in the Philippines is
ninetyeight-year-old Whang-Od (fig. 3.1) ... women's tattoos were symbols of
adulthood, while men's tattoos demonstrated accomplishments on the battlefield (
Author: Lars Krutak
Publisher: University of Washington Press
The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal. While specific forms of body decoration, and the underlying motivations, vary according to region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and enhance their natural appearance. Tattooing, the process of inserting pigment into the skin to create permanent designs and patterns, appears on human mummies by 3200 BCE and was practiced by ancient cultures throughout the world. Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new research from across the globe examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. It contributes to our understanding of the antiquity, durability, and significance of tattooing and human body decoration and illuminates how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities. Ancient Ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists.
A Social History of the Tattoo With Gangs, Sailors, and Street-Corner Punks 1950
-1965 Samuel M. Steward, PhD ... The old rumors linger on, perpetuated by the
cheap men's magazines and tabloids; even the modern articles in medical ...
Author: Samuel M. Steward, PhD
Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of his years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago’s tough State Street. During that time he left his mark on a hundred thousand people, from youthful sailors who flaunted their tattoos as a rite of manhood to executives who had to hide their passion for well-ornamented flesh. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is anything but politically correct. The gritty, film-noir details of Skid Row life are rendered with unflinching honesty and furtive tenderness. His lascivious relish for the young sailors swaggering or staggering in for a new tattoo does not blind him to the sordidness of the world they inhabited. From studly nineteen-year-olds who traded blow jobs for tattoos to hard-bitten dykes who scared the sailors out of the shop, the clientele was seedy at best: sailors, con men, drunks, hustlers, and Hells Angels. These days, when tattoo art is sported by millionaires and the middle class as well as by gang members and punk rockers, the sheer squalor of Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a revelation. However much tattoo culture has changed, the advice and information is still sound: how to select a good tattoo artist what to expect during a tattooing session how to ensure the artist uses sterile needles and other safety precautions how to care for a new tattoo why people get tattoos--25 sexual motivations for body art More than a history of the art or a roster of famous--and infamous--tattoo customers and artists, Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a raunchy, provocative look at a forgotten subculture.
... Man's Ruin One of the most iconic images within the oldschool lexicon of
tattoos, Man's Ruin — and variations on it—can be found on old flash sheets as
well in the portfolios of modern artists. The central motifos Man's Ruin is usually a
Author: Trent Aitken-Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Through meticulous research, The Tattoo Dictionary uncovers the fascinating origins of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them. This beautifully packaged book is an inspiring look at tattoo culture, and an indispensable guide to choosing your own tattoo.
But it wasn't just any old clothesline—it was hung with men's skivvies that had
girls' stockings between them. CLOUD Clouds are naturally associated with the
sky and also, by extension, with heaven. In paintings depicting Christian ...
Author: Terisa Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art. Tattoos continue to move into the mainstream and grow in popularity with each passing day. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. A comprehensive, informative exploration of the colorful world of tattoos, The Tattoo Encyclopedia presents concise descriptions of symbols both common and unusual and sheds light on their historic, religious, and cultural significance. Organized in a convenient A-to-Z format, cross-referenced, indexed by category, and illustrated with three hundred samples of authentic tattoo line art, this book features a stunning array of images ranging from ancient Buddhist and Chinese designs to those sported by twenty-first-century bikers. The definition of each symbol includes the widely accepted interpretation based on historical fact and cultural source, as well as various interpretations that have developed across different cultures and time periods. Whether choosing a personally significant tattoo, wanting to learn more about a symbol, or simply being interested in tattoos as a form of art and body decoration, readers will discover the richness of tattoo culture in The Tattoo Encyclopedia.
The traditional asymmetrical tattoos are mentioned as intending to afford
protection to men in battle. ... some Chiefs, but what is a remarkable
Circumstance, we observed that almost all of them both young and old had their
Author: Juniper Ellis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
"Juniper Ellis traces the origins and significance of modern tattoo in the works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, travelers, missionaries, scientists, and such writers as Herman Melville, Margaret Mead, Albert Wendt, and Sia Figiel." --book cover.
Skinny grandmas with betel-stained teeth, old men in deep-dish trousers— they
were all doing it, along with their ... me to my feet and into the men's circle and I
held on to his leathery hand as he nudged me first one way and then the other, ...
Author: Peter Trachtenberg
Publisher: Penguin Books
In the tradition of The Basketball Diaries -- a startling account of a life lived on the edgeSulfurously funny and intellectually provocative, 7 Tattoos is a journey without maps through the labyrinth of a human soul. There are only a few landmarks as guideposts: the ones carved on the author's own flesh. Each section of this innovative book is the story of one of Peter Trachtenberg's tattoos, as well as a daring, intelligent exploration of the themes that each tattoo evokes: death, sacrilege, primitivism, rebellion, atonement, sadomasochism, and downfall. 7 Tattoos introduces us to a man responding ingeniously and emotionally to the harrowing events of his life: funerary rites in Borneo, heroin addiction on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the deathwatches of both his parents. Though it features deft portraits of famous tattoo artists like Spider Webb, Trachtenberg's book is not about tattoos; rather it is an arsenal of ideas fired off with great emotional power. At once memoir, wild anthropology, and meditation on love, faithlessness, and faith, this stunningly original book redefines what a literary memoir can be.
Men's tattoos in the southeast typically had martial associations . ... One popular
design , taken from an old folk tale , shows a lion holding a sword ; this is often
chosen for the back of the hand : The motive for the most common tattoo is simply
Author: Henry Ferguson
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Culled from the pages of the world's leading magazine on the subject, Body Art, a unique collection of more than 250 archival and specially commissioned photographs displays the work of the world's top tattoo artists and traces the history of the art.
Tattooing ... of a Woman When a girl is six years old , she must have tattooing on
her face and cheeks and on her chin . This tattooing means that when she grows
up to be a woman , she should have a different face than that of a man or ...
Author: William W. Fitzhugh
Publisher: Princeton Univ Art Mus
This book is based on a graduate course entitled, Ubiquitous Healthcare Circuits and Systems, that was given by one of the editors. It includes an introduction and overview to biomedical ICs and provides information on the current trends in research.
Without such tattoos a Lau man would not beadmitted to a placeof honour on
Momolu, the island of the dead, when the time came for him to beginhis long
journey ... ancient godsinthis part of the remote Solomon Islands inthe South
Author: Graeme Kent
Publisher: Hachette UK
1960, and Sister Conchita, the young nun with a flair for detection, has been forced to leave her beloved Malaita and assume reluctant command of a run-down mission in the lush, primitive Western District of the Solomon Islands.The group of three elderly sisters currently there are rumoured to have 'gone native' and Conchita tries to grapple with these eccentric, tough-mind insurgents and the secrets they are keeping when an American tourist is murdered in their mission church but perplexingly, the colonial authorities want nothing to do with this bizarre crime. Help is at hand for Sister Conchita in the shape of her friend Sergeant Ben Kella, the local police officer but also the aofia, the traditional law-bringer of the islands. Together, the idealistic young nun and practical witch doctor set out to solve the mystery. In the process they discover links to a local independence organisation, a powerful international logging company, and, most puzzling of all, to John F. Kennedy, a former wartime US naval officer in the area but now, thousands of miles away, about to become the 35th president of the USA. Praise for Devil-Devil: The mystery takes a back seat to [Kent's] knowledge of the exotic location and the combustible chemistry of his protaganists (the oddest couple since The African Queen), which add immensely to his story's charm. Kirkus Review
They tattoo from the middle of the back down are the points of connection ? You'
re adopting very ancient feelings to the knees , and it's heavy , solid work . It's
done when a man and traditionsis about twenty - strong enough to endure the ...
Author: V. Vale
"An anthropological inquiry into ... the increasingly popular revival of ancient human decorations practices such as symbolic/deeply personal tattooing, multiple piercings, and ritual scarification"--Back cover.
The tattoos here , which are of neotribal design , feature prominently on the
shaved head and the front of the neck of the male ... This advertisement is
designed to appeal to the “ new ” man , that is , the man who no longer identifies
with old ...
Author: Llewellyn Negrin
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
This book critically examines recent theories of fashion which have sought to legitimize its pleasures and defend it as an avenue for self-expression. Through a series of essays which address different aspects of fashion in postmodern culture including the wearing of makeup, cosmetic surgery, tattoos, the role of ornament in dress and the blurring of gender boundaries, it is argued that the greatest concern today lies not in the failure to acknowledge the pleasures of fashion, but, on the contrary, in the tendency to elevate it to a dominant position in everyday life where the cultivation of one’s physical appearance supplants all other sources of identity formation.
TONY D ' ANNESSA INTERVIEW “ When I saw people tattooing in Chance ' s . . .
all they were doing was tracing . ... When I was going to school there , a friend of
mine knew Chancey and they were looking for a guy to work in that shop in ...
1955 BRIGHT COLORS WE COVER & RECOLOR OLD TATTOOS Daily Hours.
Author: Michael McCabe
Publisher: Hardy Marks Publications
New York City Tattoo documents the lively, humorous and often violent history of the art from the early years of the 20th century, in the words of the men who "pushed the pins" in places like Coney Island and the Bowery. Tattooing at the time evoked the dangerous fringes of society, and for over a decade Michael McCabe assiduously gained the confidence of the few surviving practitioners of this vanished era. These highly-charged interviews provide a privileged look into a clannish world of honor, respect, and jealously guarded trade secrets. They reveal facets of New York social history and a volatile, misunderstood and secretive art form.
Now , millions of women are walking around with Chinese tattoos that might not
even say what they're supposed to say . ... I have to ignore this name scribed
across your breast because what at fifteen years old you thought would last
forever was over when the bell rang . Nice . I've met so many ghetto , black
women with guy names tattooed on their necks , only to be met with nothing but
attitude because ...
Author: Darrell L. Joyce
A veteran of the comedy circuit and in demand for cruise ship line appearances, comedy clubs and corporate events, Darrell Joyce's cutting edge style is guaranteed to leave audience's doubled over with laughter. And now, Darrell's new book, MisInformation: The Female Perpetuated Myths About Men is guaranteed to do the same for readers. The book dispels the myths women perpetuate about men. Nothing is sacred either as Darrell examines every side of the subject, from deadbeat dads to well, you'll just have to read the book to find out! The goal is clear: To show once and for all that there are indeed many good men out there, and that they're not all married, gay or living with their mothers. This is a book for men, but women would foolish not to read it. In reading MisInformation: The Female Perpetuated Myths About Men, women will learn that there are a bunch of great guys out there if they just stop believing everything other women say. They will laugh out loud in private at Darrell's hilarious yet poignant observations, grouse about the book's outrageous truths to their friends, and hold out silent hope that indeed, there are some great guys still to be found, somewhere, out there.