[Comp.Sci.Dept, Utrecht] Note from archiver<at>cs.uu.nl: This page is part of a big collection of Usenet postings, archived here for your convenience. For matters concerning the content of this page, please contact its author(s); use the source, if all else fails. For matters concerning the archive as a whole, please refer to the archive description or contact the archiver.

Subject: rec.arts.bodyart: Tattoo FAQ 9/9--Bibliography

This article was archived around: NNTP-Posting-Fri, 20 Apr 2007 18:54:32 EDT

All FAQs in Directory: bodyart/tattoo-faq
All FAQs posted in: rec.arts.bodyart
Source: Usenet Version

Archive-name: bodyart/tattoo-faq/part9 Last-modified: April 15, 2002 Posting-frequency: Monthly
--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==-- This FAQ is maintained by Stan Schwarz <stan-rabfaq@cosmo.pasadena.ca.us> If you are reading this file using a web browser, and the file you are looking at is from www.cis.ohio-state.edu, click on the other archive sites to access the FAQs instead. Ohio State's site is no longer maintained, and continues to provide outdated versions of FAQs. You can retrieve a copy of the FAQ via anonymous ftp from the MIT FTP server: <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/bodyart>. The FAQs are also available on the World Wide Web at <http://www.1134.org/tattoofaq> The rec.arts.bodyart Tattoo FAQ is broken up into 9 parts: 1/9--Introduction 2/9--Getting a tattoo 3/9--Sanitation 4/9--Conventions 5/9--Artist list 6/9--Care of new tattoos 7/9--General care/removal 8/9--Misc. info 9/9--Bibliography<---YOU ARE READING THIS FILE WHAT THIS FILE CONTAINS This file is structured as a traditional FAQ in the form of questions and answers. Questions answered in this file: Rec.arts.bodyart FAQ Part 9/9: Bibliography - Are there references about tattoos I could look up? - Tattoos in movies and videos - Print references: Magazine and journal articles about tattoos/bodyart Books about tattoos/bodyart (reviews where available) Celtic tattoo bibliography, by Pat Fish - Tattoo organizations - Tattoo magazines COPYRIGHT AND DISSEMINATION Under the Berne Convention, this document is Copyright (c) 1997 by Lani Teshima-Miller, all rights reserved. Permission is granted for it to be reproduced electronically on any system connected to the various networks which make up the Internet, Usenet, and FidoNet so long as it is reproduced in its entirety, unedited, and with this copyright notice intact. Web sites are included. Individual copies may also be printed for personal use. ARE THERE REFERENCES ABOUT TATTOOS I COULD LOOK UP? When I first started looking around for references about tattoos, all I found were scholarly journal articles about how juvenile delinquents and prisoners had tattoos, or how tattoos were an indicator for psychosis. I *knew* there had to be more stuff out there. However, a quick look through the Lexis/Nexis online (fee-based) database revealed *thousands* of RECENT citations on bodyart. When a mainstream comic strip like "Cathy" mentions a navel ring, you are apt to get a lot of forgettable articles. I eventually plan to pare this list down to a quality annotated bibliography. I also plan to include in this bibliography a listing of sources that you could use for ideas on various designs. -------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: TATTOOS IN MOVIES/VIDEOS This is not a comprehensive list, and does not include videos that are produced for tattoo conventions; but rather, easily accessible movies and videos where tattoos are used in some significant form. This wonderful movie bibliography was compiled by Carl Shapiro (carl@lvsun.COM) unless otherwise noted: Tattoos play minor, but sometimes interesting, roles in these movies: "Blues Brothers". John Belushi, Dan Akroyd Reviewer: Ray Hamel (hamel@primate.wisc.edu) -The brothers have their names tattooed on their knuckles. "Cape Fear" (1991). Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte. -A tattooed psychopath preys on a Southern lawyer and his family. "Double Exposure" (1987). Mark Hennessy, Scott King. -2 photographers turn sleuth after taking a picture of a tattooed blonde. "The Jigsaw Murders" (1989). Chad Everett, Michelle Johnson. -A police detective and a doctor solve a gruesome mystery with a puzzle and tattoo as clues. "Lethal Weapon" Mel Gibson Reviewer: A.D.C.Elly (A.D.C.Elly@bnr.co.uk) -The cops recognise that one of the men they're after is a "Special Forces" man because a little boy saw his tattoo (which matches the one Riggs got when he was Special Forces). "Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders" (1989). George Peppard, Ursula Andress. -Odd tattoos on corpses lead a detective to a Los Angeles nightclub. "Night of the Hunter" (1991). Richard Chamberlain, Diana Scarwid. -A crook's family is prey to a preacher who has "LOVE" and "HATE" knuckle tattoos. "Night of the Hunter" (1955). Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters -Original (and much better) version of above. Mitchum is fantastic; very scary. "Once were warriors" (1994). Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell - Hailed by critics everywhere, this independent New Zealand film released by Communicado film distributed by Fine Line Features, tells a bittersweet tale of a Maori family renched apart by alcoholism and abuse. At the core is Beth Heke, whose desire to save her family serves as the center of this tale. Authentic native Maori tattoos seen throughout the film. "The Phoenix" (1992). Jamie Summers, E.Z. Rider. -Tattoo master seeks perfect canvas. "Poison Ivy" has a scene about it Reviewer: Abu (jdaley@scf.usc.edu) "Raising Arizona". Nicholas Cage. Reviewer: Todd Liebenow (squonk@camelot.bradley.edu) -Cage's character has a tattoo of a Woody Woodpecker head on his arm. At the end of the movie when he's fighting the lone biker of the apoclypse we find out that the biker has the same tattoo. However, we never find out what all this means. "Romper Stomper" (1993). Distributed by Seon Films, made by Film Victoria. Reviewer: Pierre Honeyman (pierre@amisk.cs.ualberta.ca) A love story among tattooed skinheads, there are some very good tattoos in this movies, although the racist content may offend some viewers. The movie is not about racism. "Sonny Boy" * (1990). David Carradine, Paul L. Smith. -A demented brute and his hairy tattooed wife lose control of their wild child, bred to kill. "Tales from the Crypt" Contributor: Abu (jdaley@scf.usc.edu) -There's an episode with Tia Carrera about a guy whose tattoo gets...under his skin. "Tattoo Chase" (1989). F. Richards Ford, Michael Gregory. -An heir has 60 days to find the treasure-map tattoo on one of his father's global girlfriends. "The Tattooed Stranger" (1950). John Miles, Patricia White. -A New York police detective tracks down a killer using a tattoo clue. They play major roles in these movies: "Charles Gatewood's Tattoo San Francisco" (1988). San Francisco, CA : Flash Video. 60 min. Review: Short segments on tattoo enthusiasts and artists in the Bay Area. Vyvyn Lazonga and Dick Tome are interviewed, as well as others. If you liked the cover of _Modern Primitives_, its model is interviewed in here as well. Production quality (lighting, editing, etc.) will not win any Academy Awards, but the information contained is interesting. Definitely worth renting, though probably not worth buying. "The Illustrated Man" (1969). Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom. -Wonderful adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel about a man whose body tattoos depict actual events, all shown in flashback and flash-forward. "Irezumi" (Spirit of Tattoo) (1985). Masayo Utsonomiya, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Yuhsuke Takita, Masaki Kyomoto, Harue Kyo, Naomi Shiraishi, Taiji, Tonoyama. -In this exquisitely beautiful Japanese film, a young woman consents to her lover's wish to have her tattooed, and fulfills the cycle of the tattoo master's life. Notes from Lani: I got quite a bit more out of this movie because I didn't need the subtitles. Some of the Japanese nuances and symbolism is lost to a Western audience. Some of the more important points to note while watching this film: The seasons are one of the most common themes in Japanese literature, much like the use of colors to represent themes in Western literature. Examples in this film: -Both the master's ex-wife and son had names that started with "Haru." In Japanese, this means "Spring." The importance of this is obvious--he had both of them earlier in life, when he was still in his spring. -On the other hand, the continuous references to snow refer to the closing of his life: the snow storm in the first scene in the movie; of his telling the main character that "snowflakes would look good on your back;" the symbol of the Japanese snow flake that leads to the unraveling of his life; and the snowflake books. Other symbols and themes liberally sprinkled through the film: -Harutsune, the son, serves as a perfect amalgamation of the parents--his backpiece is done by his mother, while his full front piece is done by the father. -The theme of empowerment and independence is once again present here, as in Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's _Shisei_, the short story about the young woman who gets a large spider on her back. -The theme of the complete cycle is repeated throughout: --The change of the seasons representing the cycle of life and death (reminiscent of _Charlotte's Web_) --The woman is urged to get a tattoo by the master's wife. --The cycle after death is complete upon the last prick. "Signatures of the soul, tattooing" (1984). Peter Fonda. Producer Geoff Steven. New York, NY : Filmakers Library -Peter Fonda explores the social history of tattooing, both primitive and modern, discussing its use as ornament, badge, and personal statement. Practitioners of the art from the Pacific Islands, California, and Japan discuss the aesthetics of the art. "Tattoo" Maude Adams -A tattoo artist obsessed with a professional model abducts her and tattoos her entire body. -------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: PRINT REFERENCES MAGAZINES AND JOURNAL ARTICLES Publications Ltd (who produce Body Art magazine, and supply jewelery) moved (ages ago) to: PO Box 32, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 5RD "Career-oriented Women with Tattoos" by Armstrong, Myrna L. _Image--the journal of nursing scholarship_. Wint '91 v 23 n 4 p 215 "Memorial Decoration: Women, Tattooing, and the Meanings of Body Alteration" by Sanders, Clinton. _Michigan quarterly review_. Wint 1991 v 30 n 1 p 146 Summary: Sanders is one of a very few academicians writing about body modifications. This article is the only one I've encountered that deals specifically with the psychology of women tattoo enthusiasts, whose reasons for getting inked differ from those of their male counterparts. "Trends: Tattoos go mainstream." _Newsweek_. Jan 07 91 v 117 n 1 p 60 Summary: A short article focusing on a couple of tattoo enthusiasts who do not fit the stereotype, including a French man working on his full back piece. Good introduction to the change in "Nonmainstream body modification: genital piercing, burning, and cutting" by Myers, James. _Journal of contemporary ethnography_. Oct 01 1992 v 21 n 3 p 267. Summary: One of the few papers that is both academic and informational. Begins with a definition of "body modification" and discusses various non-tattooing bodmods. Key players including Fakir, Jim Ward & Raellyn are mentioned. Gauntlet illustration of genital pierces available. Some sense of "outsider peeking in;" author specifies the fact that he is a heterosexual male anthropologist (he is an anthro prof at Cal State Chico). BOOKS & MAGAZINES Some books may no longer be in print--check your library for a copy, or request an InterLibrary Loan. Not all tattoo magazines are reviewed here (a serials cataloger's nightmare--new titles cropping up all the time, issues ceasing publication for no reason, etc.) Carson, Richard D. Never Get a Tattoo. Rogers, Novle, illustrator. (Illus.). 144p. 1990. Paper. $8.95. (ISBN 0-06-096509-6, PL). HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. DeMichele, William. The Illustrated Woman: Photographs by William DeMichele. Pref. by Gorman, Shotsie. (Illus.). 128p. 1992. $65.00. (ISBN 0-9631708-0-5); Paper. $34.95. (ISBN 0-9631708-1-3). Proteus Press, Inc. Special Edition $150. Protective slipcase for hard cover book: $15.00. Review: This 11"x13" book is a unique photo collection of tattooed women. In the International tattoo community this book is already a collector's item, it's a valuable addition to anyone who buys fine photographic books Fellman, Sandi. The Japanese Tattoo. (Illus.). 120p. 04/1988. Paper. $24.95. (ISBN 0-89659-798-9). Abbeville Press, Inc. Gell, Alfred. Wrapping in Images: Tattooing in Polynesia. (Oxford Studies in the Anthropology of Cultural Forms). (Illus.). 364p. 1993. $95.00. (ISBN 0-19-827869-1, 14144). Oxford University Press, Inc. Handy, Willowdean C. Tattooing in the Marquesas. (BMB). 1974. Repr. of 1922 ed. $15.00. (ISBN 0-527-02104-0). Kraus Reprint. Hardy, Donald E. Art from the Heart. (Tattootime Ser.: No. 5). 1993. Paper. $20.00. (ISBN 0-945367-09-0). Hardy Marks Publications. To order: P.O. Box 90520, Honolulu HI 96835, phone: 808-737-7033 or email Francesca Passalacqua <hmarks@lava.net>. Hardy, Donald E. Dragon Tattoo Design. (Illus.). 96p. 1988. $50.00. (ISBN 0-945367-01-5). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E. Eye Tattooed America. 116p. 06/1993. Paper. $20.00. (ISBN 0-945367-12-0). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E., editor. Life & Death Tattoos. rev. ed. (Tattootime Ser.). (Illus.). 96p. 1989. Paperback text edition. $15.00. (ISBN 0-945367-05-8). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E., editor. Music & Sea Tattoos. rev. ed. (Tattootime Ser.). (Illus.). 96p. (Orig.). 1988. Paperback text edition. $15.00. (ISBN 0-945367-04-X). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E., editor. New Tribalism. rev. ed. (Tattootime Ser.). (Illus.). 64p. (Orig.). 1988. Paperback text edition. $10.00. (ISBN 0-945367-02-3). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E. Sailor Jerry Collins: American Tattoo Master. 1994. Paper. $30.00. (ISBN 0-945367-11-2). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E. The Tattoo Coloring Book, Vol. 1. (Illus.). 36p. (Orig.). 1990. Paperback text edition. $14.95. (ISBN 0-685-44854-1). T C B Imprints, Unlimited. Hardy, Donald E. Tattoo Flash. (Illus.). 74p. (Orig.). 1990. Paperback text edition. $80.00. (ISBN 0-945367-06-6). Hardy Marks Publications. Hardy, Donald E., editor. Tattoo Magic. rev. ed. (Tattootime Ser.). (Illus.). 64p. (Orig.). 1988. Paperback text edition. $10.00. (ISBN 0-945367-03-1). Hardy Marks Publications. Krakow, Amy. The Total Tattoo Book. (Orig.). 1994. Paper. (ISBN 0-446-67001-4). Warner Books, Inc. Mascia-Lees, Frances E. & Sharpe, Patricia., editors. Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation & Adornment: The Denaturalization of the Body in Culture & Text. (SUNY Series, The Body in Culture, History, & Religion). 172p. 1992. $44.50. (ISBN 0-7914-1065-X); Paper. $14.95. (ISBN 0-7914-1066-8). State University of New York Press. Warning: This book has a very negative attitude towards body modification, and has very little to do with tattooing. Note from the FAQ maintainer (Stan Schwarz): "This book is the only book I have ever thrown in the trash." Maginnes, Al. Outside a Tattoo Booth. Zarucchi, Roy, editor. Page, Carolyn, editor. Page, Carolyn, illustrator. (Chapbook Ser.). (Illus.). 28p. (Orig.). 1991. Paper. $5.00. (ISBN 1-879205-16-5). Nightshade Press. Morse, Albert L. The Tattooists. Walsh, John A., editor. (Illus.). 1977. $79.95. (ISBN 0-918320-01-1). Morse, Albert L. Richie, Donald. The Japanese Tattoo. Buruma, Ian, photographer. (Illus.). 120p. 1990. $22.50. (ISBN 0-8348-0228-7). Weatherhill, Inc. Rosen, Jerry. Tattoo Interview. 1992. $14.95. (ISBN 0-86719-387-5). Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, Inc. Sanders, Clinton R. Customizing the Body: The Art & Culture of Tattooing. (Illus.). 224p. 1989. $29.95. (ISBN 0-87722-575-3). Temple University Press. Review: One of the only academically recognized books without an agenda against tattooing. Schwartz, Paul. The Tattoo Buyer's Guide: A Complete & Candid Guide to Getting a Great Tattoo. (Illus.). 57p. (Orig.). 1993. Paper. $6.95. (ISBN 0-9635778-0-8). Alter Ego Press. Spaulding, Huck. Tattooing A to Z: A Guide to Successful Tattooing. Naydan, Ted, illustrator. (Illus.). 141p. 1988. $45.00. (ISBN 0-929719-00-X). Spaulding & Rogers Manufacturing, Inc. Stine, Megan. Tattoo Mania: The Newest Craze in Wearable Art. Juv (gr. 1-3) 1993. Paper. $5.99. (ISBN 0-553-48144-4). Bantam Books, Inc. Thompson, Earl. Tattoo. 704p. 1991. Paper. $6.95. (ISBN 0-88184-727-5). Carroll & Graf Publishers. Wroblewski, Chris. Skin Shows: The Art of Tattoo. (Illus.). 118p. 1991. Paper. $19.95. (ISBN 0-86369-272-9, W H Allen UK). Carol Publishing Group. Wroblewski, Chris. Skin Shows II: The Art of Tattoo. (Illus.). 130p. Paper. $19.95. (ISBN 0-86369-517-5, W H Allen UK). Carol Publishing Group. Wroblewski, Chris. Tattooed Women. (Illus.). 128p. 1992. Paper. $19.95. (ISBN 0-86369-524-8, W H Allen UK). Carol Publishing Group. Marks of civilization : artistic transformations of the human body. Arnold Rubin, editor. 279p. 1988. Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles. Bibliography: p. 265-276. Modern Primitives. V. Vale and Andrea Juno, editors. (Illus.) [216]p. 1989. Paper. Index. #12 in the Re/Search series. Orders: SASE to Re/Search Publications, 20 Romolo #B, San Francisco, CA 94133. Review: If you are interested in bodyart as a whole beyond tattoos, this is the one book that you should have in your reference collection. The book is a collection of interviews and write-ups about a very wide spectrum, including the opener on Fakir Musafar (he is THE bodyart god, IMHO), sword swallowing, Polynesian tattoos, pierces, cuttings, etc. The section on body piercing complements Ardvark's FAQ, and has illustrations on exactly WHERE those darned genital pierces are supposed to go. Important note: This book is not for the faint-at-heart. Some of the information and text contained are very graphic--an assumption can be made that those wanting to read the book are already USED to small tattoos and nipple pierces. There is a graphic photo of a bifurcated penis, for example. You have been duly warned. Richter, Stefan. Tattoo. (Illus.). 158p. 1985. Quartet. Richie, Donald. The Japanese tattoo. Ian Buruma, photos. (Illus.). 115p. 1980. Weatherhill Robley, Horatio Gordon. Moko; or, Maori tattooing. (Illus.). 216p. 1987. Southern Reprints. Stewart, Samuel. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos: A Social History of the Tattoo with Gangs, Sailors, and Street-Corner Punks. (1950-1965). Review by Lance Bailey (zaphod@bcu.ubc.ca): Instead of a well-written mature examination of tattoos and society, we instead find Steward's full of misconceptions, incorrect facts and a dedication to link tattoos and gay sex. Presented as a formal study, Stewart claims that "it is perhaps the only volume on tattooing not dependent on tattoo photographs to boost sales." He however commits one of the writer's worst crimes by talking down to the reader. The book is sprinkled liberally with street slang instead of the language of a serious study. Worse, however is the gross inaccuracies in the book. Two examples: 1: Through out the book Steward presents himself, or rather his pseudonym Phil Sparrow, as the best tattooist in Chicago whilst he practised there. His comments on tattoos become amusing in this light and on "Famous tattoos" he comments: "The second of the legendary tattoos is a 'pack of hounds chasing a fox down across a person's back,' with the fox disapearing in the a convenient burrow...At any rate, although thousands of persons have said they have seen such a tattoo, it is hardly reasonable that I should never have seen one in 18 years and over a hundred persons." Well, Mr Sparrow should pick up a copy of "Art, sex, and symbol: the mystery of tattooing (1986)" which has several pictures of tattoos on that very theme. 2: In his section on tattooing the drunk, he says he did not mind working on someone who'd had a few drinks for courage, but the truly intoxicated should not be tattooed because "a drunk cannot sit still...he is very likely to get sick suddenly... [and] the choice of design selected was regretted as soon as they became sober. Steward seems to be completely ignorant of the fact that alcohol is an anti-coagulant and a single beer can make someone bleed like a stuck pig. -------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: CELTIC ART/TATTOO BIBLIOGRAPHY BY PAT FISH <patfish@luckyfish.net>. CELTIC ART : THE METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION, by George Bain New York, Dover Publications [1973] 159 p. illus. 31 cm. Reprint of the 1951 ed. published by W. MacLellan, Glasgow. ISBN: 0486229238 Review: Lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs. This is the grand original that has inspired the Celtic revival and is an excellent start for understanding the creation of knotworks and braids. Not an easy method to master, but the best single resource book available. CELTIC KNOTWORK, by Ian Mackintosh Bain Constable 1986, 115 p., 8"x10", paper. ISBN 0-09-469810-4 If his father's work confuses you (above), take heart and try this. He teaches a method for creating knotworks in a grid that is surely close to the method used in the past. [Currently available as: Celtic knotwork / Iain Bain. New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1992. 115 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. ISBN: 0806986387 : $14.95] CELTIC KEY PATTERNS, by Ian Bain ISBN 0-09-471820-2, Constable 1993, 88 pages, 8"x10", paperbound The definitive text for learning how to create and reproduce the interlocking key geometric patterns. [May be available as: Celtic key patterns / Iain Bain. New York:Sterling Pub. Co., c1994. xi, 88 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. ISBN: 0806907401 : $14.95] THE LINDISFARNE GOSPEL, introduction by Janet Backhouse ISBN 0-7148-2461-5, Department of Manuscripts, British Library illuminated pages reproduced in color, paperbound The second most influential of the ancient manuscripts from the 9th century .Beautiful inspiration, not possible to trace patterns because they are so tiny, but colors are vivid. THE BOOK OF KELLS : SELECTED PLATES IN FULL COLOR, Blanche Cirker, editor New York : Dover Publications, c1982. 32 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm. ISBN: 0486243451 (pbk.) Review: An inspirational source, provides a reality check on the scale and intricacy of the original 9th century masterpiece. Much too miniscule in scale to be of use for tracing out patterns, but awe inspiring to study. Of particular use for coloring ideas. CELTIC DESIGNS AND MOTIFS, by Courtney Davis New York : Dover, 1991. 44 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN: 0486267180 (pbk.) : $3.95 Excellent flash source.Many knotwork and zoomorphic designs. CELTIC STAINED GLASS COLORING BOOK, by Courtney Davis New York : Dover, 1993. 16 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN 048627456X (pbk.) Possible flash source. They lend themselves well to reproduction on a large scale, heavy black linework very well composed. CELTIC IRON-ON TRANSFER PATTERNS, by Courtney Davis New York : Dover . 48 p. : 65 transfer patterns, 28 cm. ISBN 0486260593 (pbk.) Excellent flash source. Armbands, knotworks, zoomorphics, all ready to go as stencils on tissue paper. THE ART OF CELTIA, by Courtney Davis London : Blandford, 1993. 128 p. :ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. ISBN: 0713723092 Evocative use of traditional Celtic artforms in superb artwork. Discussions of symbolism and the historic signifigance of the designs. Very inspiring. CELTIC MANDALAS, by Courtney Davis, with text by Helena Paterson London : Blandford, 1994, 96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. ISBN 0713723890 (pbk.) Beautiful use of Celtic motifs in symbolic art, discussions of Celtic mythology and zodiac signs. CELTIC BORDERS AND DECORATION, by Courtney Davis, text by Helena Paterson. London : Blandford ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States by Sterling Pub. Co., 1992. 95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN: 0713723300 Wonderful guide to bands, braids, and designs suitable for expansion into armbands, anklets etc. CELTIC ART SOURCE BOOK, by Courtney Davis London ; New York : Blandford : Distributed in the United States by Sterling Publishing Co, 1988. [128] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. ISBN: 0713719826 The ONLY negative thing I can say about this inspirational work is that it will raise the expectations of tattoo clients too high for what can reasonably be accomplished in the skin format. Any of these designs could translate, but many only at backpiece scale. For the use of color examples alone it stands out as a must-have in any Celtic art library. THE BOOK OF CONQUESTS, by Jim Fitzpatrick Dutton : 1978. ISBN 0525475117 (pbk.) Beautiful use of Celtic design motifs in service of storytelling, bringing the tales of the Old Ones alive. Possibly also available: NUADA OF THE SILVER ARM. ART OF THE CELTS : FROM 700 BC TO THE CELTIC REVIVAL, by Lloyd & Jennifer Laing London : Thames and Hudson, c1992. 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0500202567 More of a text for historical grounding. 159 CELTIC DESIGNS, by Amy Lusebrink New York : Dover, 1988. 48 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN 0486276880 (pbk.) Excellent flash source. Unfortunately rather poorly drawn, most would have to be re-drawn for precision before being used as a tattoo stencil. CELTIC DESIGN : A BEGINNER'S MANUAL, by Aidan Meehan Thames & Hudson , 258 illustrations. ISBN 0500276293 (pbk.) If you want to begin to draw your own braids, this is the text. CELTIC DESIGN: KNOTWORK: THE SECRET METHOD OF THE SCRIBES, by Aidan Meehan New York : Thames and Hudson, 1991. 159 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0500276307 : $14.95 Even more esoterica. For those who would be druids. CELTIC DESIGN: ANIMAL PATTERNS, by Aidan Meehan New York : Thames and Hudson, 1992. 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0500276625 : $14.95 Known as zoomorphics, a guide to the twisty beasties. CELTIC DESIGN : SPIRAL PATTERNS, by Aidan Meehan New York : Thames and Hudson, 1993. 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0500277052 (pbk.) The spiral forms a vital part of Celtic design, and this book explains the symbolism and methods for incorporation. CELTIC DESIGN : ILLUMINATED LETTERS, by Aidan Meehan New York : Thames and Hudson, 1992. 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0500276854 : $14.95 Insights into the creation of manuscript iluminations. Many stand alone for lovely initials or monograms. CELTIC DESIGN : MAZE PATTERNS, by Aidan Meehan New York : Thames and Hudson, 1994, c1993. 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0500277478 (pbk.) Guide to the geometric patterns also known as key patterns. A HANDBOOK OF CELTIC ORNAMENT, by John G Merne Mercier, 1992. 103 p., 11 cm., ISBN 0853424039, (pbk). Presents a systemized method of construction for most forms of Celtic decoration. Examines the various motifs and expands on them, guiding the reader to develop their own variations. Highly reccomended resource. CELTIC STICKERS AND SEALS, by Mallory Pearce New York : Dover, 1995. 16 p. : chiefly ill. ISBN 0486284190 (pbk.) 90 full-color pressure sensitive seals and designs. Mostly letters of alphabets, useful for monograms and such. DECORATIVE CELTIC ALPHABETS, by Mallory Pearce New York : Dover, 1992. ISBN 0486270416 (pbk.) A pleasant alternative for lettering styles. CELTIC BORDERS ON LAYOUT GRIDS, by Mallory Pearce New York : Dover 1990. 64 p. : chiefly ill. (77 illustrations, one-sided for clipart use) ; 28 cm. ISBN 0486265188 (pbk.) Mostly useful for print advertising, letterhead, etc., but also a good source for clear simple braids. CELTIC MOTIFS : STICKERS, by Mallory Pearce New York : Dover, 1995. 4 p. : chiefly ill. (4 black-and-white pressure sensitive stickers) ;8 cm. ISBN 0486284085 (pbk.) A possible source for a few animal patterns. AN INTRODUCTION TO IRISH HIGH CROSSES, by Hilary Richardson & John Scarry Mercier, 1990, 152 p. ; 28 cm., ISBN 0853429413 Very thorough photographic record of Irish high crosses with many examples of stone carving and guides to interpretation of the symbolism. CELTIC CROSSES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND, by Malcom Seaborne Shire, 1989. ISBN 0747800030 Good quality photographs of many major surviving high crosses, examples of Celtic designs in stonecarving. KNOTS: USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL, by George Russell Shaw Bonanza Books, Unabridged replication of the original 1933 edition, ISBN 0517460009 (pbk.) Encyclopedic reference for knots, the base for Celtic knotwork braids and illuminations. CELTIC DESIGN COLORING BOOK, by Ed Sibbett, Jr. New York : Dover, 1979. 48 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN 0486237966 (pbk.) Simplistic but nice. Not much that would be useful as flash. CELTIC CHARTED DESIGNS, by Co Spinhoven New York : Dover, 1987. 64 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN 0486254119, (pbk.) Over 300 designs in charted grids for use on needlepoint, embroidery, knitting. Probably not useful as flash. CELTIC STENCIL DESIGNS, by Co Spinhoven New York : Dover 1990. 64 p. : chiefly ill. (130 designs) ; 28 cm. ISBN 0486264270, (pbk.) Excellent design source for patterns so perfectly reproducible as bold blackwork they qualify as Celtic Tribal. CELTIC CUT AND USE STENCILS, by Co Spinhoven New York : Dover, 1992. 64 p. : chiefly ill. (61 ill.) ; 28 cm. ISBN 0486272389 (pbk.) Less useful than CELTIC STENCIL DESIGNS but has a few nice patterns. All bold blackwork. AUTHENTIC CELTIC IRON-ON TRANSFERS, by Co Spinhoven New York : Dover, 1994. 16 p. : chiefly ill. ISBN 0486283097 (pbk.) A treasure of designs! For the $1 price you get elegant, clearly drawn, immediately useful flash. Gets the BEST BUY award. TWELVE CELTIC BOOKMARKS, by Co Spinhoven New York : Dover, 1994. 6 p. : chiefly ill. ISBN 0486279448 (pbk.) Every bookmark an armband design. Will require re-drawing from colored versions. THE BOOK OF KELLS, by described by Sir Edward Sullivan Studio Editions Ltd, Facsimile reprint of 1920 edition, ISBN 1851700358 A guide to knowing what you are seeing in the intricate pages of the Book of Kells. CELTIC AND EARLY MEDIEVAL DESIGNS FROM BRITAIN, by Eva Wilson New York : Dover. 128 p. ISBN 0486253406 (pbk.) Unabridged republication of the original 1983 British Museum Edition, 407 illustrations. Overview survey, not particularly useful as an art reference. -------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: TATTOO ORGANIZATIONS Alliance of Professional Tattooists =================================== APT, Inc. P.O. Box 1735 Glen Burnie, MD 21060. 410/768-1963 5 levels of membership: 1. Patron: $20.00 Open to anyone who supports goals of A.P.T. 2. Supporting: $50.00 A collector of tattoos or a member in an academic research field. 3. Associate/Non-Artist: $125.00 Closely allied with the tattoo community (publishers, photographers, suppliers or managers, office staff of tattoo studios. [Attending Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT) course recommended.] 4. Associate/Artist: $125.00 Currently apprenticing with a professional tattooist or self taught with a professional sponsor. [Attending PDTT course required.] 5. Professional: $150.00 Full time occupation as a tattooist with three (3) years minimum experience in an established location. Must provide trade and business references. Self-supporting APT does not initiate legislation, nor does it accept fees or grants from government agencies. Empire State Tattoo Club of America (ESTCA) =========================================== PO Box 1374, Mt. Vernon, NY, NY, 10550. 914/664-9894, Fax 668-5200. Founded: 1974, membership: 1000 International organization of tattoo artists and individuals with tattoos. Works to increase public awareness of tattoo art. Sponsors competitions and bestows awards. List of tattoo artists. Affiliated with Professional Tattoo Artists Guild. National Tattoo Association (NTA) ================================= 485 Business Park Ln., Allentown, PA 18109, 215/433-7261 Fax 433-7294 Officer: Florence Makofske, Sec.-Treas. Founded: 1974, membership: 1000, budget: $46,000 AKA: National Tattoo Club of the World (changed 1984) Tattoo artists and enthusiasts. Promotes tattooing as a viable contemporary art form; seeks to upgrade standards and practices of tattooing. Offers advice on selecting a tattoo artist and studio. Holds seminars for tattoo artists to improve skills and learn better hygienic practices. Sponsors competitions and bestows awards; maintains charitable program for children; operates museum and biographical archives. Lists of members and tattoo studios. Publications: National Tattoo Association--Newsletter, bimonthly. Price included in membership dues. Circulation: 1000. Conventions: Annual (with exhibits). Professional Tattoo Artists Guild (PTAG) ======================================== 27 Mt. Vernon Ave., PO Box 1374, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. 914/668-2300 Fax 668-5200. Officer: Joe Kaplan, Pres. Membership: 2000 Professional tattoo artists. Tattoo Club of America (TCA) ============================ c/o Spider Webb's Studio, Captains Cove Seaport, 1 Bastwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. PH: (203) 335-3992 Officer: Joe O'Sullivan, Sec. Founded: 1970, membership: 45,000, budget: $25,000 Tattoo artists and individuals worldwide who have been tattooed. Seeks to promote the art of tattooing and make it more acceptable to the public. Bestows annual Mr. and Miss Tattoo awards; sponsors speakers' bureau; maintains hall of fame. Maintains library and museum of antique tattoo designs and memorabilia. Publications: Newsletter, quarterly. Conventions: Annual conference and symposium (with exhibits) - always March, New York City. -------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: CURRENT TATTOO MAGAZINES IN PRINT Tattoo Published monthly by Paisano Publications 28210 Dorothy Dr. Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818-889-8740 Subscription is $34.95/year Tattoo Savage Published bi-monthly by Paisano Publications 28210 Dorothy Dr. Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818-889-8740 Subscription is $24.95/year Tattoo Flash Published by Paisano Publications 28210 Dorothy Dr. Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818-889-8740 International Tattoo Art Published bi-monthly by Butterfly Publications 462 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013 212-966-8400 Subscription is $29.95/year Skin and Ink Published bi-monthly by LFP Inc. 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 800-251-2714 Subscription is $19.95/year Outlaw Biker Tattoo Revue Published 9 times/year by Outlaw Biker Enterprises 5 Marine View Plaza #207 Hoboken, NJ 07030 Subscription is $32.95/year In The Skin Published by Outlaw Biker Enterprises 5 Marine View Plaza #207 Hoboken, NJ 07030 --==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==--==*-< >-*==-- This ends "rec.arts.bodyart: Tattoo FAQ 9:/9--Bibliography." --