The Tattoo Encyclopaedia : A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo

The Tattoo Encyclopaedia : A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo

by Terisa Green
     
 

Tattoos have moved into the mainstream and are continuing to grow in popularity. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. THE TATTOO ENCYCLOPEDIA provides a comprehensive and informative exploration of the colourful world of tattoos. It presents precise descriptions of both common and unusual symbols and sheds

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Overview

Tattoos have moved into the mainstream and are continuing to grow in popularity. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. THE TATTOO ENCYCLOPEDIA provides a comprehensive and informative exploration of the colourful world of tattoos. It presents precise descriptions of both common and unusual symbols and sheds light on their historic, religious and cultural significance.
Organised in a convenient A-Z format, cross-referenced, indexed and illustrated with 300 pieces of authentic tattoo line art, the book features a stunning array of images from ancient Buddhist and Chinese designs to those sported by twenty-first century bikers. Whether choosing a personally significant tattoo, wanting to learn more about a symbol, or simply interested in tattoos as a form of art and body decoration, readers will discover the richness of tattoo culture in this treasury.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743252263
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
12/01/2003

Meet the Author

Terisa Green is an archaeologist and research associate at UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
reg James is an award-winning tattoo artist who works at Sunset Strip Tattoo in Hollywood, California.

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