Japanese Tattooing Now: Memory and Transition: Classic Horimono to the New One Point Style
Japanese men have been marked by tattoo artists for the past 300 years. Today's urbane Japanese youth continue the tradition, proudly creating and wearing this ever changing art form. Over 530 breathtaking color photos display a vast range of Japanese tattoos, from traditional full-body forms repleat with classical images steeped in symbolism, including Horimono, to modern...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published October 14th 2004 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US)
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One of the best books on the present condition of tattooing in Japan and the influence western style one point (and western influence in general, i.e. individuality) has had on it. McCabe enhances his clear, journalistic writing style with remarkable and colorful tattoo photographs, city settings, and vibrant flash from Japan's top artists. If you like tattoos this is a must read.
This book is not as pretty as some other tattoo books, but it more than makes up for outward appearances with the quality of its contents, especially in the form of in-depth, interesting, and informative interviews with traditional as well as modern-style tattoo artists. One of the best book about tattooing in modern Japan I've come across so far. A must-read.
This is an incredible book on the current state of Japanese tattooing. It covers all styles of tattooing from modern "one-point" to classic handpoked "tebori" style tattoos. Beautifully illustrated with hundred of color pictures; it is perfect for anyone interested in tattooing.