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Japanese tattoos : history, culture, design / Brian Ashcraft with Hori Benny.

Ashcraft, Brian, author. (Author). Benny, Hori, author. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 391.6509 ASH (Text) 39391006741365 Nonfiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 391.6509 ASH (Text) 30032010684782 NEW ADULT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9784805313510
  • ISBN: 480531351X
  • Physical Description: 158 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Tokyo ; Tuttle Publishing, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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 works--as 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tattooing > Japan > History.
Japan > Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Popular Culture.
ART > Body Art & Tattooing.
ART > Asian.

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