Vintage Tattoo Flash: 100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from the Collection of Jonathan Shaw
ISBN: 1576877698
EAN13: 9781576877692
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 12, 2016
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 12.3" L x 10.9" W
Weight: 4.65 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Vintage Tattoo Flash is a one-of-a-kind visual explorationof the history and evolution of tattooing in America. Aluscious, offset-printed, hardcover tome a beautiful andserious addition to the understanding of one of the world soldest and most popular art forms.
Electric tattooing as we know it today was invented inNew York City at the turn of the 19th century. In the firstdays of American tattooing, tattoos were primarily wornby sailors and soldiers, outlaws and outsiders. The visuallanguage of what came to be known as traditional tattooing was developed in those early days on the Boweryand catered to the interests of the clientele. Commonimagery that soon became canon included sailing ships, women, hearts, roses, daggers, eagles, dragons, wolves, panthers, skulls, crosses, and popular cartoon charactersof the era. The first tattooists also figured out that usingbold outlines, complimented by solid color and smoothshading, was the proper technique for creating art on abody that would stand the test of time. In the over 100years since then, techniques and styles have evolved, andthe customer base has expanded, but the core subjectmatter and philosophy developed at the dawn of electrictattooing has persisted as perennial favorites through themodern era.
While most tattoos are inherently ephemeral, transportedon skin until the death of the collector, a visual Read More chevron_right

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