Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design
Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture *
Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos). Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book also traces the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Featured tattoos range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing is put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos also features interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, it contains interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read this informative tattoo guide will be more knowledgeable about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are merely interested in Japanese art and cu...
- Brand: Ingramcontent
- ASIN: 480531351X
Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese
This gorgeous book delves into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. The Samurai spirit, Bushido, is an integral component of Japanese tattooing that is traced through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of this veiled subculture. The eloquent text is based largely on Takahiro Kitamura's experiences as client and student of the famed Japanese tattoo master, Horiyoshi III. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III, like those in his acclaimed book, 100 Demons of Horiyoshi III, are included here. Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.
- Brand: Schiffer Publishing
- ASIN: 0764312014
Tattoos in Japanese Prints
Tattoos in Japanese
Tattoo inspiration from the glory days of Japanese ukiyo-e printsMany tattoo connoisseurs consider the Japanese tradition to be the finest in the world for its detail, complexity and compositional skill. Its style and subject matter are drawn from the visual treasure trove of Japanese popular culture, in particular the color woodblock prints of the early 19th century known as ukiyo-e.This book tells the fascinating story of how ukiyo-e first inspired tattoo artists as the pictorial tradition of tattooing in Japan was just beginning. It explores the Japanese tattoo’s evolving meanings, from symbol of devotion to punishment and even to crime, and reveals the tales behind specific motifs. With lush, colorful images of flowers blooming on the arm of a thief, sea monsters coiling across the back of a hero and legendary warriors battling on the chests of actors, the tattoos in these prints can offer the same vivid inspiration today as they did 200 years ago.
- Brand: MFA
- ASIN: 0878468463
Japanese Tattoos: Meanings, Shapes and Motifs
Japanese Tattoos: Meanings, Shapes and
The intimate relationship of Japanese tattooing with the dark world of the yakuza has helped cover this form of artistic expression with an aura of mystery. But the culture of irezumi is deep and rich in meanings, shapes and motifs that have gone from color woodblock prints to being applied to the skin to beautify and protect their bearers. This richly illustrated book reveals the meaning and the secrets behind the most significant motifs from traditional Japanese tattooing—such as mythological and supernatural creatures, animals, Buddhist deities, flowers and historical characters—and turns this art form into a path toward personal knowledge and individual expression. Readers will discover the origin and meaning of each visual representation of the most frequent themes in this art form. The publication begins with a brief review of the history of Japanese tattoo art and then examines each subject (water, mythological animals, real animals, mythological characters, historical characters, flowers, shunga and yokai) through images and descriptive texts; it also includes a gallery of original designs by the author and a glossary.
- ASIN: 8416851964
The Japanese Tattoo
A crimson fish wrestles a man. A horned demon stares menacingly. These vivid scenes are tattoos, created in pain, incised in the flesh of the Yakuza, Japan's feared secret society of gangsters. They are the visions of the Irezumi, the legendary tattoo artists, who spend years creating living masterpieces. Photographer Sandi Fellman describes this strange and violent world both in her text and in her stunning, large Polaroid photographs.
- Brand: Abbeville Press
- ASIN: 0896597989
- UPC: 735738079898
Horihide: Celebrating the Life & Work of Kazuo Oguri (Japanese and English Edition)
Horihide: Celebrating the Life & Work of Kazuo
In Horihide we celebrate the life and work of one of Japan's most famous tattoo artists, Kazuo Oguri, the pioneer who introduced traditional Japanese tattoo iconography and techniques to the West. Since Oguri's visit to Sailor Jerry in Hawaii in the early 1960s, Western tattooing has never been the same and Japanese body suit tattoos are now appreciated throughout the world as a pinnacle of the art of tattooing.To celebrate his lengthy career we present 72 designs from his extensive oeuvre, which reflect his love of themes from traditional Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), in particular Utagawa Kuniyoshi's series of "heroes and warriors" prints.For this special occasion Horihide shared recollections from his life with the young Japanese tattoo artist Yushi "Horikichi" Takei in a surprisingly frank interview in which he describes episodes from his youth, his difficult but rewarding apprenticeship and his love for his master as well as some delightful anecdotes relating to his work. Horihide's enduring contribution to the art of tattooing is acknowledged in testimonials by Doc Forest, Bill Loika, and Henk "Hanky Panky" Schiffmacher, fellow tattoo heroes and steadfast Horihide fans.This book is a treasure for true Horihide fans and anyone interested in Japanese art and tattooing ...
- ASIN: 9491394088
Japanese Style Tattoo Art: Revisiting Traditional Themes
Japanese Style Tattoo Art: Revisiting Traditional
Explore the art of Rodrigo Melo's Japanese style tattoos through more than 150 lush studio photographs of bodysuits, rib pieces, back pieces, and sleeves featuring traditional themes and imagery. See peonies, koi, tigers, dragons, and characters from Buddhist mythology presented in authentic form and color but with some modern techniques and stylings, like the use of "angry black" to increase contrast. In addition to the body art pieces, this contemporary study of traditional Japanese tattoo styles includes hundreds of images of Melo's flash paintings, a body suit in progress, and new aesthetics for Japanese-style tattoo art. This book is a must have for tattoo enthusiasts, art and tattoo students, and anyone interested in learning about tattoo culture and history.
- ASIN: 076433946X
Flowers,Snakes,Birds,Owls and Koi Coloring Book: Traditional Japanese American Tattoo Coloring Book
Flowers,Snakes,Birds,Owls and Koi Coloring Book: Traditional Japanese American
Traditional Japanese American Tattoo Coloring Book. This is from Internationally Published, Award winning New York based Tattoo artist Cort Bengtson Of Cort’s Royal Ink Tattoo Company and Royal Flash. This book is filled with 76 full page designs designs of things of nature done in the traditional Japanese and American tattoo style. Meaning this is the real deal of tattoo coloring books. Whether you are a novice looking to start exploring tattooing, just someone who loves to color tattoo stuff, or a professional tattooist who wants this book for the stencils, this has some of the best amazing quality drawn designs for learning and coloring. Printed on one side only so you can frame after you are done and to prevent bleed through although if you are using markers you should still use a blank sheet between pages. So why not learn from the best. I have learned from the best for over 20 years and now I am passing some of the best lessons on to you! This 8 1/2" x 11" size makes it convenient to put in just about any backpack for traveling yet big enough to fit a lot of coloring on every page. Take chances with color texture and shading and enjoy. Thanks for looking
- ASIN: 1948187094
Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces (Japanese Edition)
Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai
Japanese folklore is a goldmine of terrifying supernatural Yokai monsters, demons, phantoms. A large number of Ukiyo-e woodblock printings created in Edo period (1603-1868) depict these monstrous beings in the illustrations of popular folk tales and horror stories.This book contains 70 Yurei (ghosts), Oni (demons), Kaijin (sorcerers) and Yokai (supernatural monsters) with a basic introduction to each creature’s story in J/E bilingual text. These phantoms and monsters are described vividly in 120 Ukiyo-e art pieces, all created by great masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and so on, giving readers a clear and terrifying image of what such supernatural figures might look like. These images have been passed down through the years, and many art genres in Japan today, including manga and games, are heavily influenced by them. This is the best reference book for Japanese art lovers, folk culture lovers, as well as Japanese pop-culture lovers. It also offers fresh ideas for those searching for new inspirations for tattoo art and design.
- ASIN: 4756248101
Garyou Tensei: 108 Japanese Tattoo Sleeve Designs by Yushi 'Horikichi' Takei
Garyou Tensei: 108 Japanese Tattoo Sleeve Designs by
Garyou Tensei refers to the final dot of ink that the Japanese believe brings life to a drawing; for a dragon, the finishing touch is its eye. This book contains a series of 108 hand-painted, traditional Japanese kaina, Japanese short-sleeve tattoo designs applied to the upper left and right arms. All of the designs in this volume are by the young tattoo artist Yushi 'Horikichi' Takei.All the copies are signed by the artist.
- ASIN: 949139407X
Traditional Japanese tattoo (2) (2005) ISBN: 4877348182 [Japanese Import]
Japanese Mythical Creatures (English and Japanese Edition)
Japanese Mythical Creatures (English and Japanese
Illustrations of Kappa, Kirin, Baku, Nue, Kitsune and Tsuchigumo from over 120 different artists worldwide including Horiyoshi III, Bunshin Saikian Horimasa, Horiren, Jack Mosher, Horitake and Yashin from 8-Ball, Horikitsune, Akatsuki from Red Bunny, Ade, Adam Kitamoto, Atsushi from Tag Tattoo, Satoshi from Yen Tattoo, Horishin, Horihan, MAL, feebee, Dan Sinnes, Phil Kyle, Aaron Coleman, Jay Cavna, Fukushima Horimasu, Guen Douglas, Adam Hays, Ben Her and Magoshibori from Chopstick Tattoo, Josh Roelink, Dean Sacred, Vicky Morgan, Joey Ortega, Freddy Leo, Cody Meyer, Sandor Jordan and many many more!!
- ASIN: 0981615767
Studying Horiyoshi III: A Westerner's Journey into Japanese Tattoo (Schiffer Book) (No. 3)
Studying Horiyoshi III: A Westerner's Journey into Japanese
Picking up where Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo left off, join Horiyuki as she studies the art of Japanese tattooing with Master Horiyoshi III. Jill "Horiyuki" Mandelbaum takes you on a very candid firsthand account of her exploratiion. Follow her through text and over 270 color photographs into the studios and home of Horiyoshi as well as the shrines and temples of Japan. Offering a bold, new, and very Western perspective to studying the Japanese tattoo, this book is a must have for anyone interested in tattoo arts and cross-cultural study. With a foreword by Takahiro "Horitaka" Kitamura, this book also features never before published photos of tattoos by Horiyoshi III.
- Brand: Schiffer Publishing
- ASIN: 0764329685
Traditional Tattoo in Japan, HORIKAZU: Lifework of the Tattoo Master from Asakusa in Tokio
Traditional Tattoo in Japan, HORIKAZU: Lifework of the
Text in English, French & German. This book is a highlight for all fans of tattoo, and Japan as well! Photographer Martin Hladik attended the Japanese tattoo master Horikazu with his camera for years, and he presents now the lifework of a remarkable tattoo artist in spectacular images. With this book, comprising scant 500 pages with more than 460 pictures you are diving into the still hidden world of traditional Japanese tattooing. Interviews with the late master (2011) and his successor Horikazuwaka provide virtually intimate insights into the art of tattooing in Asakusa, and give a glance of the protagonists of a recognised dynasty of tattoo artists. Functioning and techniques of this handicraft are shown in-depth. Furthermore you will experience the fascinating aesthetics, and the complex conception of motifs in traditional Japanese tattoos displayed in gorgeous photographs, from Koi to Kabuki, from Buddha to Benzaiten. Anyone of the tattoos reproduced is one of a kind, it was exclusively created for the wearer, and made by hand. More highlights come with pictures of the personal, and familial life of the master. You may visit his studio, and watch him tattoo his clients. The present selection of not previously published designs is a true rarity! Downright sensational, and uni...
- ASIN: 3943105105
101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History
One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print. Born in Tokyo in 1797, his talent became evident by the tender age of 12, when he became an apprentice to a famous print master. Starting out with vivid illustrations of cultural icons — including Kabuki actors and Japanese heroes — he moved on to a unique treatment of warrior prints, incorporating elements of dreams, omens, and daring feats that characterized his distinctive style. These dramatic eighteenth-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. One hundred and one full-color portraits of legendary samurai pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail. A must for collectors of Japanese art and a perfect first work for those who want to start their own collection, it includes brief captions and a new introduction.
- Brand: Kuniyoshi, Utagawa
- ASIN: 0486465233
- UPC: 800759465231
Kanagawa Wave Japanese: The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Japanese Tattoo Gallery Book 4)
Kanagawa Wave Japanese: The Great Wave off Kanagawa
The Great Wave off Kanagawa All tattoo designs symbol is painted in their body. We have finished to give you some tattoo thoughts of your own. The tattoo designs photos have all been done utilizing our realistic delay handle. The tattoo artist romance in Women tattoo , Japanese Tattoo Gallery, Asian Inspired tattoos , the girl with the dragon tattoo,. Can find tattoos ideas before create painted beautiful cool Japanese tattoos for full back ,full sleeves, full sleeves,full arm and full body like yakuzay , kabuki ,horiyoshi and horimatsuLook the tattoo , Let's go the paint
- ASIN: B06WGVKW39
Tattoo Johnny: 3,000 Tattoo Designs
Tattoo Johnny: 3,000 Tattoo
Discover your perfect tattoos here, from more than 1,000 designs! These days, it seems like everybody—male, female, young, and old—wants a tattoo. But choosing the right design isn’t always easy. Tattoo Johnny to the rescue! Culled from the world’s leading tattoo Web site, this in-depth resource offers more than 1,000 designs in a wide range of styles, all by renowned artists: angels, devils, flowers, pirates, pin-ups, religious images, stars, zodiac signs, and more. Whether readers are getting their first tattoo, or a second, third, or tenth, this is the ideal place to find the perfect pattern.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1402768508
Koi Fish Tattoo Samurai: Tattoo Designs Art Photos (Japanese Tattoo Gallery Book 3)
Koi Fish Tattoo Samurai: Tattoo Designs Art Photos
Women Sexy Tattoos Designs Japanese All tattoo designs symbol is painted in their body. We have finished to give you some tattoo thoughts of your own. The tattoo designs photos have all been done utilizing our realistic delay handle. The tattoo artist romance in Women tattoo , Japanese Tattoo Gallery, Asian Inspired tattoos , the girl with the dragon tattoo,. Can find tattoos ideas before create painted beautiful cool Japanese tattoos for full back ,full sleeves, full sleeves,full arm and full body like yakuzay , kabuki ,horiyoshi and horimatsuLook the tattoo , Let's go the paint
- ASIN: B06VXZGPVN
Traditional Japanese Tattooing with Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donnell learned how to tattoo in a sketchy biker shop when he was just 17 and now he's a world renowned artist specializing in large scale Japanese style tattoos. Follow Tattoo Age on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Tattoo_Age Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-...
The Japanese Tattoo Duo: Taki & Horitomo - TATTOO AGE (Full Episode)
Taki and Horitomo are the dynamic duo of Japanese style tattooing in the United States. In addition to tattooing, they also document the art form through museum shows and books. Subscribe Now: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBE-TO-VICELAND Follow VICELAND: VICELAND.com | https://www.viceland.com VICE Vid...
The Art of Ink: Japanese
Japanese tattoos tell the stories of Japan: historical samurai, folklore, legends, and religion. To artists like Taki Kitamura, Luke Stewart, and Horitomo, it’s a conduit for Japanese culture and tradition. Subscribe for more Art of Ink! http://bit.ly/1c1ahpj Follow Spike: Facebook: https://ww...