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Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

Angel Tattoos: Over 400 Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures Including Angel Wings, Baby Angels, Devil Angels, Tribal, Cross, Fairy Tattoo
by Johnny Karp (Author)

Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

BUY: Angel Tattoos: Over 400 Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures Including Angel Wings, Baby Angels, Devil Angels, Tribal, Cross, Fairy and
With over 400 angel tattoo designs, this book is probably the largest collection of angel tattoos you will ever find. From angel wings to baby angels and tribal angels, from fairy angels and cross angels to devil angels and cupids, all designs are very well represented in this book.

If you are looking to get a new angel tattoo, this book will help you find your dream design. If you are a tattoo professional, this book, and the other in the same collection, will make an excellent inspiration source for you and your customers.

 


 

Beyond Tattoo: Art, Graphics and Illustration by the World’s Leading Tattoo Artists
by Allan Graves (Author)

Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

BUY: Beyond Tattoo: Art, Graphics and Illustration by the World’s Leading Tattoo Artists
A look at the crossover between fine art and tattooing

Fine artists are increasingly practicing the art of tattoo while tattoo artists are exercising their skills beyond skin; both are taking the visceral aesthetic of the tattoo underworld with them to create some astounding art pieces. A new art movement in its own right, this fantastic collection of amazing, visceral imagery will appeal to anyone into the contemporary art scene, but also to the vast armies of people getting inked. More than 50 world-class artists from the United States., Europe, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, and the UK are represented, each with a detailed biography and discussion of their work.
Review
“The artwork in Beyond Tattoo is simply breathtaking, not to mention the book makes a great coffee table read.” —Aquarian

About the Author
Allan Graves is a London-based tattooist whose skin art career has seen him embellish bodies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Berlin, Barcelona, and London. He is the owner of and leading artist at London’s famous Haunted Tattoos.

 


 

Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)
by Courtney Davis (Author)

Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

Tattoo Designs Inspiration Books

BUY: Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings.
Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs.
Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.

From the Back Cover
Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings.
Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs.
Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

1940s Hairstyles (Vintage Living)
by Daniela Turudich (Author)

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

BUY: 1940s Hairstyles (Vintage Living)
Expanded and back in print, this popular resource to recreating authentic period hairstyles covers everything from short hairdos popular in the early 1940s to the cut-to-fit look made popular by Christian Dior in the late 1940s. Hundreds of vintage illustrations, photographs, and diagrams accompany detailed instructions and techniques for replicating the styles of the decade. Fun facts and trivia related to the hairstyles of the time are included, as is a look at wartime hair and regulations brought about by the government. Comprehensive lists of the beauty tools needed to create these hairdos, where to purchase the various hard-to-find items discussed, and hairstyles based on hair length and type are all included for those interested in revisiting the period beauty of the 1940s.

Review
“Daniela Turudich’s Authentic 1940s Hairstyles is an amazingly detailed guide to hair styles of the 1940’s.” — Mike Fischer for Austin Swing Syndicate

(hair) stylists go crazy for this kind of stuff! — Vanessa Kaylor – Hairstylist, Atlantic Studios

I’m getting married in April and the wedding is a late 30’s early 40’s theme. My sister-in-law is a hairstylist and has no clue what to do with my long hair. I haven’t been able to find anything on how to “do” the styles and need help desperately. — Angi Dressen – Bride, Dec. 2000

I’m happy to see that there’s now a publisher dedicating info on topics of interest… — Savina Thompson – Glamour Central, Online Magazine

About the Author
Daniela Turudich is an expert on re-creating period beauty styles and techniques. She is the author of Vintage Face, The Vintage Fashion Directory, and Vintage Wedding. She lives in Long Beach, California.

 


 

1940’s Hairstyles You Can Do
by C. Franzwa (Author)

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

BUY: 1940’s Hairstyles You Can Do
This circa 1946 hairstyling handbook is faithfully reproduced so you can create authentic WWII-era hairstyles with ease. Learn how to do everything from basic finger waves, to elegant victory rolls. This glamorous Hollywood resource even shows you how to block and wrap a home permanent. Twelve beautifully illustrated era up-do’s and styles to choose from.

 


 

1950s Hair: Hairstyles from the Atomic Age of Cool (Vintage Living)
by Daniela Turudich (Author)

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

Retro Hairstyle Look Books Vintage Hairstyles

BUY: 1950s Hair: Hairstyles from the Atomic Age of Cool (Vintage Living)
From June Cleaver, Doris Day, poodle skirts, and pedal pushers to Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, hot rods, and rock ’n’ roll, this popular culture resource explores the ever-changing hairstyles of the Atomic era. A comprehensive sourcebook for the period to be used by costumers and stylists, 1950s Hair is not only a historical reference manual but a how-to book incorporating modern methods.

About the Author
Daniela Turudich is an expert on re-creating period beauty styles and techniques. She is the author of the Vintage Living series, which has been relied upon as sourcebooks by film and television costume designers, professional stylists, academics, and historians. She lives in Long Beach, California.