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Animals Vol I
by J.D. Crowe / Tattoo Art
Listed under Tattoo Designs
Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos: A Social History of the Tattoo With Gangs, Sailors and Street-Corner Punks, 1950-1965
by Samuel M. Steward, Phil Andros
Bodies of Subversion, Second Edition: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo
by Margot Mifflin
Book Description: Bodies of Subversion traces the history of women and tattoo in Western society from the early 1880s to the present, charting the special significance tattooing has for women as a powerfully transgressive form of self-expression.
Paperback: 176 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 11.08 x 8.58 
Publisher: powerHouse Books; 2nd edition (April 9, ) 
ISBN: 189045110X 
Body Art Chic: The First Step-By-Step Guide to Body Painting, Temporary Tattoos, Piercing, Hair Designs, Nail Art
by Barry Bish, Laura Hodgson (Photographer)
(Paperback - September ) 

Bushido : Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
by Takahiro Kitamura, Katie M. Kitamura
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The Body Art Book: A Complete, Illustrated Guide to Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body Modifications
by Jean-Chris Miller
Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.55 x 8.99 x 5.98 
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group;  
ISBN: 042515985X 

Celtic Body Art
by Aileen Marron, et al

Decorated Skin: A World Survey of Body Art
by Karl Groning

Body Art: The Body as Language
by Lea Vergine

Dinosaur Tattoos/Ten Safe, Waterproof Designs
by Ruth Soffer
Listed under Temporary Tattoos for Children

Gangs And Their Tattoos : Identifying Gangbangers on the Street and in Prison
by Bill Valentine
Listed under Street Gangs

Tattoo Nation: Portraits of Celebrity Body Art
by David Ritz (Introduction), Rolling Stone

1000 Tattoos
by Henk Schiffmacher (Editor), Hank Schiffmacher

Tahiti Tattoos
by Gian Paolo Barbieri
Hardcover: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 13.24 x 10.78
TASCHEN America Llc; ISBN: 3822877638; (March )

Written on the Body
by Jane Caplan (Editor)

Pierced Hearts and True Love: A Century of Drawings for Tattoos
by Margo Demello, et al
Listed under Tattoo Designs

Tattoos (TASCHEN Icons Series)
by Henk Schiffmacher, Burkhard Riemscneider

Pagan Fleshworks: The Alchemy of Body Modification
by Maureen Mercury, Steve Haworth (Photographer)

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia
by Danzig Baldayev, Sergey Vasiliev, Damon Murray
Listed under Russian Mafia

The Tattoo Encyclopedia : A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo
by Terisa Green
Paperback from Fireside
Tattooing the Invisible Man: Bodies of Work
by Don Ed Hardy (Photographer)
The Tattoo History Source Book
by Steve Gilbert
Book Description: The Tattoo History Source Book is an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place, for the first time, are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Topics covered include the first written records of tattooing by Greek and Roman authors; the dispersal of tattoo designs and techniques throughout Polynesia; the discovery of Polynesian tattooing by European explorers; Japanese tattooing; the first 19th-century European and American tattoo artists; tattooed British royalty; the invention of the tattooing machine; and tattooing in the circus. The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. The references at the end of each section will provide an introduction to the extensive literature that has been inspired by the ancient-but-neglected art of tattooing. Because of its broad historical context, The Tattoo History Source Book will be of interest to the general reader as well as art historians, tattoo fans, neurasthenics, hebephrenics, and cyclothemics.
Paperback: 244 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 10.93 x 8.48 
Publisher: Juno Books; (February 15, ) 
ISBN: 1890451061 
The Total Tattoo Book 
by Amy Krakow
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 8.94 x 5.98 
Publisher: Warner Books;  
ISBN: 0446670014 
Stewed Screwed and Tattooed
by Madame Chinchilla, Jan Hinson (Photographer)
Educational and intriguing collection of easy reading stories that will change the way you look at tattooing. The Publisher
Paperback: 104 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 11.25 x 8.75 
Publisher: Isadore press; 1st edition (July 10, ) 
ISBN: 0960260013 

The Japanese Tattoo
by Sandi Fellman, D. M. Thomas (Designer)
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 12.00 x 10.00 
Publisher: Abbeville Press, Inc.; Reprint edition (February 1988) 
ISBN: 0896597989 

Tattoos from Paradise: Traditional Polynesian Patterns
by Mark Blackburn

The Tribal Tattoo Pack: Learn the Ancient Art of Tribal Body Decoration
by Andy Sloss
Book Description: The art of decorating the body with tattoos dates back as early as the Ice Age. Although the use of tattoos among indigenous peoples is waning, the practice lives on, as more and more people around the world discover body art. Peoples from Central Asia and America, tribes and nomads from North Africa and the Middle East, and the Australian Aborigines and Maoris have a long tradition of practicing this art. Each design in this pack is unique and carries its own special meaning, whether as religious symbol, talisman, charm, indicator of status or position, or simply an adornment. The Tribal Tattoo Pack includes instructions and materials to create spectacular tribal designs, including four paints in vibrant, earthy colors, transfer sheets, brush, and instructions. The meanings and myths behind the patterns are clearly explained in the history of this fascinating art.
Paperback: 80 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.64 x 7.98 x 5.98 
Publisher: Marlowe & Co; Book and Access edition (August 28, ) 
ISBN: 1569246106 

In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification
by Victoria Pitts (Author)

Bodies of Inscription: A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community
by Margo Demello
Book Description: Since the 1980s, tattooing has emerged anew in the United States as a widely appealing cultural, artistic, and social form. In Bodies of Inscription Margo DeMello explains how elite tattooists, magazine editors, and leaders of tattoo organizations have downplayed the working-class roots of tattooing in order to make it more palatable for middle-class consumption. She shows how a completely new set of meanings derived primarily from non-Western cultures has been created to give tattoos an exotic, primitive flavor.

Community publications, tattoo conventions, articles in popular magazines, and DeMello’s numerous interviews illustrate the interplay between class, culture, and history that orchestrated a shift from traditional Americana and biker tattoos to new forms using Celtic, tribal, and Japanese images. DeMello’s extensive interviews reveal the divergent yet overlapping communities formed by this class-based, American-style repackaging of the tattoo. After describing how the tattoo has moved from a mark of patriotism or rebellion to a symbol of exploration and status, the author returns to the predominantly middle-class movement that celebrates its skin art as spiritual, poetic, and self-empowering. Recognizing that the term “community” cannot capture the variations and class conflict that continue to thrive within the larger tattoo culture, DeMello finds in the discourse of tattooed people and their artists a new and particular sense of community and explores the unexpected relation! ship between this discourse and that of other social movements.

This ethnography of tattooing in America makes a substantive contribution to the history of tattooing in addition to relating how communities form around particular traditions and how the traditions themselves change with the introduction of new participants. Bodies of Inscription will have broad appeal and will be enjoyed by readers interested in cultural studies, American studies, sociology, popular culture, and body art.
Paperback: 248 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 9.33 x 5.94 
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr (Trd); (March ) 
ISBN: 0822324679 

The New Tattoo
by Victoria Lautman, Vicki Berndt (Photographer)
(Paperback - September )

Rococo Tattoo: The Ornamental Impulse in Toronto Art
by Philip Monk

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