The Craft of Tattooing

The Craft of Tattooing was written for the beginning student of Tattooing.


Author: Erick Alayon

Publisher: Booksurge Llc

ISBN: 1419625918

Category: Art

Page: 125

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The Craft of Tattooing was written for the beginning student of Tattooing. This easy to use and comprehensive guide will show you everything you need to know to get started as a Tattoo Artist. Erick Alayon has been Tattoo professionally since 1988, no other tattooing instruction author can say that! Inside you will learn, How to set up and tune Tattoo Machines, equipment you will need to get started, how to get started, tips on outlining, shading and coloring, plus lots more! Covers advice and technical information to help you get started toward a successful career!

The Complete Art of Tattooing

This book contains 20+ years of professional Tattooing experience. This new volume contains Erick Alayon's three previous best selling tattooing books plus a whole lot more! Most of Erick's famous (or infamous!) typos have been corrected!


Author: Erick Alayon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 147818048X

Category: Art

Page: 310

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This book contains 25+ years of professional Tattooing experience. Erick Alayon has been Tattoo professionally since 1988, no other tattooing instruction author can say that! This new volume contains Erick Alayon's three previous best selling tattooing books plus a whole lot more! Most of Erick's famous (or infamous!) typos have been corrected! Old info has been updated and new info has been added along with many additional explanations and insights. New topics include: photography, frame geometry, sterilization and more! While no book on tattooing is truly complete, this book has to be the most comprehensive one to date! The Complete Craft of Tattooing will be a great addition to your tattoo library! (notice: The sanitary guidelines explained in this book are in compliance with Suffolk County, NY Dept. of Health procedures at the time of writing. Please check with your local and state Dept. of Health office for guidelines specific to your area.)

The Social Semiotics of Tattoos

Because principles of the art of tattooing are still largely passed down from master to apprentice there is a strong contingent of artists who maintain the history and folk qualities of the craft of tattooing. In the following section ...


Author: Chris William Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350056497

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Why do people put indelible marks on their bodies in an era characterized by constant cultural change? How do tattoos as semiotic resources convey meaning? What goes on behind the scenes in a tattoo studio? How do people negotiate the informal career of tattoo artist? The Social Semiotics of Tattoos is a study of tattoos and tattooing at a time when the practice is more artistic, culturally relevant, and common than ever before. By discussing shifts within the practices of tattooing over the past several decades, Martin chronicles the cultural turn in which tattooists have become known as tattoo artists, the tattoo gun turns into the tattoo machine, and standardized tattoo designs are replaced by highly expressive and unique forms of communication with a language of its own. Revealing the full range of meaning-making involved in the visual, written and spoken elements of the act, this volume frames tattoos and tattooing as powerful cultural expressions, symbols, and indexes and by doing so sheds the last hints of tattooing as a deviant practice. Based on a year of full-time ethnographic study of a tattoo studio/art gallery as well as in-depth interviews with tattoo artists and enthusiasts, The Social Semiotics of Tattoos will be of interest to academic researchers of semiotics as well as tattoo industry professional and artists.

The Other End of the Needle

Despite this shift, people did not report feeling alienated but were relieved that they could focus more on applying tattoos than the craft of tattoo work. This marks a distinct shift away from the traditions of the craft.


Author: David C. Lane

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978807495

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The Other End of the Needle demonstrates that tattooing is more complex than simply the tattoos that people wear. Using qualitative data and an accessible writing style, sociologist Dave Lane explains the complexity of tattoo work as a type of social activity. His central argument is that tattooing is a social world, where people must be socialized, manage a system of stratification, create spaces conducive for labor, develop sets of beliefs and values, struggle to retain control over their tools, and contend with changes that in turn affect their labor. Earlier research has examined tattoos and their meanings. Yet, Lane notes, prior research has focused almost exclusively on the tattoos—the outcome of an intricate social process—and have ignored the significance of tattoo workers themselves. "Tattooists," as Lane dubs them, make decisions, but they work within a social world that constrains and shapes the outcome of their labor—the tattoo. The goal of this book is to help readers understand the world of tattoo work as an intricate and nuanced form of work. Lane ultimately asks new questions about the social processes occurring prior to the tattoo’s existence.

Tattoo Culture

Tattoo culture, then, manifestly has many parallels with Becker's conception of the art world, but it has developed to such an extent that it now arguably constitutes an art world in its own right. While the classic key tattoo dynamic ...


Author: Lee Barron

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783488285

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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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.

The Art of Tattoo

I needed time to focus and hone my craft before showcasing it to the world. During the beginning of my career, new school-style tattoos were very popular, so I was very into tattooing this style, over the years went out of my way to try ...


Author: Megan Massacre

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399578793

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Tattoo artist Megan Massacre presents a beautiful collection of her best work, with instructive how-to and inspiration for both professional tattoo artists as well as tattoo aficionados. With a personal behind-the-scenes peek into the making of a tattoo, from concept to execution, plus fan favorite tattoos and tattoo cover-ups, this approachable, full-color paperback will feature everything Massacre has learned over the years. Part idea sourcebook, part tattoo opus, this is an art book that tattoo fans will be eager to read and display.

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes

Krutak, Lars F. “Of Human Skin and Ivory Spirits: Tattooing and Carving in Ber- ing Strait. ... Art, Tattoos and In traditional cultures, tattoos have long been closely linked with the art of those cultures. Tattoo styles often mimic ...


Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690768

Category: Social Science

Page: 809

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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Customizing the Body

The Art and Culture of Tattooing Clinton Sanders, D Angus Vail. But the ideal person is someone who is a real good artist and understands tattooing technique. For me, before something can be art I have to see craftsmanship.


Author: Clinton Sanders

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592138890

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Tattoos as art, work, decoration and defiance.

DIY Temporary Tattoo Art

Easy Step-by-Step Instructions for Watercolor, Henna, Flash Tattoos, and More! K.L. Cao. MATERIALS × 11") with a clear adhesive sheet (not pictured) * Scissors * Craft knife * 2–3 makeup wedges * * * 2 1. Scan the Our Universe template ...


Author: K.L. Cao

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507202388

Category: Art

Page: 176

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From YouTube personality KL Cao (IamKayElle) comes the first step-by-step temporary tattoo book to help you rock a variety of on-trend tattoo styles for any occasion. Free spirits can now match their body art to their mood—and be ready to accessorize for the moment, no matter where, what, or when! In DIY Temporary Tattoo Art, vlogger and fashionista KL Cao uses a variety of easy-to-find materials like tissue paper, pressed flowers, gold leaf, henna ink, and more to give you what you need to amp up your style. Her thirty-five simple temporary tattoo projects include flash (metallic/shimmering), black-light reactive, watercolor style, freckle temporary tattoos, henna tattoos, and many more! So whether you want to rock glow-in-the-dark armbands at the club or show off your flower power in full force at a music festival, DIY Temporary Tattoos can help you make a statement without saying a word.

Skin Show


Author: Chris Wróblewski


ISBN: 906332751X

Category: Body marking

Page: 61

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