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The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook Vol.1 (cocoro books 5) [Kindle Edition]

DH Publishing , Hiroshi Yokoi
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Tattooing in Japan goes back to the dawn of the nation's history. The ancient Chinese text Wei Zi of 297 AD relates that all the men of the land of Wa (Japan) wore tattoos on their faces and bodies. What began as talismanic markings used as protection against harm eventually became the decorative tattoos known as horimono. Today, the techniques and designs used in Japanese tattoos are acclaimed worldwide. In this first of two volumes presenting the work of some of Japan's leading horishi, or tattoo artists, The Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook Vol. 1 introduces over 80 on-skin designs from five masters that blend traditional and modern techniques. Fans of body art and tattooists alike will find this both an invaluable sourcebook and a fascinating first-time collection of ink design.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3741 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: DH Publishing (1 Oct 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WVJMTM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,564 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish 3 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You can get a lot better with google. Waste of money. Just a few photos of bums really. Would not recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Japanese Tattoo Design Album. Vol 1' 20 Jan 2013
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I find your books on such subjects to be very good on my Kindle Fire HD to be
full of vibrant colours.The designs are so colourful and well executed that
one is often a little empathetic of Yakuza.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some great pieces of work 15 Mar 2012
By Goody
Format:Paperback
Keen on tattoos and the great japenese coulture that comes with it then this is a great display of some of the great work out there
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 21 July 2014
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It's pretty short with nothing you haven't seen before, I would just use google to look at similar designs, you'll find much better pictures there
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1.0 out of 5 stars sucks 3 Feb 2014
By Pen Name - Published on Amazon.com
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The book has little information.. like literally a couple pages if that, no origins, symbolism definitions, etc... and the pictures included aren't good representation of good artwork, tattoos or Japanese style. You're better off googling it. I'd give it zero stars if possible. I learned more from watching the last samurai :/
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3.0 out of 5 stars read it in a flash! 29 Dec 2012
By i like to learn - Published on Amazon.com
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think it took me about 5 mins to read-good info but not much at all :( its a very easy to read book with some common sense info regarding Japanese tattooing=no info that would surprise most well read tattooists or tattoo enthusiasts-however it is cheap as a kindle download.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reference 10 Sep 2008
By Ramsey Hong - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I was surprised by the thinness of the book, but it IS full of good photography. I'm always seeking good photo reference for "traditional" Japanese tattoos, so I consider this a good buy. Some of the photography needs work, but overall this is a book full of clear detailed photos of some nice "traditional" Japanese tattoos. I put "traditional" in quotes because some of the tattoos featured in this book have elements I don't think are considered strictly traditional, but stylistically many of them are still rendered in a traditional style. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a useful reference book of Japanese style tattoo work and are getting frustrated with not finding anything good at your local bookstore, this would be a satisfactory choice.
5.0 out of 5 stars informative 22 Dec 2013
By Les - Published on Amazon.com
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strikingly vivid photos with contrast and color combos you'll love. its a good starter book for any tattoo artist. so
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good 25 Oct 2012
By leward18 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a pretty good book on Japanese tattoo's overall. The pictures are nice and I like the fact that some of them show the whole person and not just a close up of the tattoo design itself. I was hoping it was a book not only on Japanese design, but also of the traditional style of Japanese tattooing called tebori. It doesn't specify which ones were created by machine and which were done in the tebroi method. Overall good book with plenty of pictures to get the creative juices flowing if you're looking into getting this style of tattoo.
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