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TitleJapanese tattoos : history, culture, design
Author Brian Ashcraft with Hori Benny
ImprintTokyo : Tuttle, 2016
Descript 158 pages: color illustrations ; 26 cm


"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). It will explain the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. The photo-heavy book will also trace 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. Tattoos featured will range from traditional "tebori" (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Packed with photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos will also feature interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, there will be interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read the book will be better informed about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are simply interested in Japanese culture and art"..

Tattooning -- Japan Tattooing -- Japan -- History Tattooing -- Japan -- Pictorial works Japan -- Social Life and Customs Art -- Body -- Asian

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