Kalinga Tattoo

Author : Lars F. Krutak
ISBN : 3934020860
Genre : Art
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Text in English & German. This is a photographic masterpiece that explores the vanishing art of Kalinga tribal tattooing in the remote mountains of the northern Philippines. Combining the visionary talents of numerous international photographers and the words and stories of nearly fifty Kalinga elders, Kalinga Tattoo is the first book to tell the story of this incredibly rich tradition of indigenous body art that is believed to be 1,000 years old. Here's a rare trove of tattoo motifs, variations and interpretations which can reveal new perspectives for every interested tattooist. The journey begins with tattoo anthropologist Dr Lars Krutak's first encounter with the last Kalinga tattoo artist, the 91-year-old Whang-Od, and is followed by the moving poetry and song of tattooed Kalinga author and elder Natividad Sugguiyao. Sugguiyao's narratives provide an insider's perspective regarding the history and significance of Kalinga batok (tattoo), and they establish new ways of reading the messages encoded in this ancient art form of the skin. Krutak continues with an historical exploration entitled "History of Kalinga Tattoo Art" that focuses on those cultural institutions that were deeply intertwined with Kalinga tattooing itself. Dramatic images of tattooed men and women taken over the last 100 years and colourful village scenes and landscapes accentuate the chapter. Lars' detailed study into the significance of Kalinga tattooing proceeds with an illustrated discussion of the artistic motifs that comprise Kalinga tattoo art. This chapter, "Kalinga Tattooing Motifs" is an absolute must read for anyone seeking knowledge (spiritual or otherwise) of the real roots of tribal tattooing practices that are largely disappearing around the world today. Because warrior culture, headhunting, and religious ritual permeated nearly every facet of Kalinga tattooing practice, "Warrior Culture of the Kalinga" focuses on these customs. Krutak recounts his experiences with Kalinga warriors (old and new) and breathes life into long-forgotten Kalinga literature revolving around human sacrifice and other ceremonies associated with the human hunt. The nature of the research is outstanding and wonderfully detailed, and the words (and actions) of his Kalinga informants are truly unforgettable. What follows these texts is a remarkably beautiful photographic exhibition of the last generation of Kalinga warriors in vivid colour who earned their tattoos on the field of battle. "The Last Kalinga Tattoo Artist" looks at the life and work of Whang-Od, the last Kalinga mambabatok or tattooist, who dedicated her life to the art of her ancestors. Krutak, who lived with the master artisan for nearly two weeks, exposes for the first time in history the biography of this unique woman who for over seventy years has plied the skins of countless generations of Kalinga men and women with thorns and other natural tools. Finally, "Mark of the Four Waves Tribe" documents the artistic achievements of a growing number of young Filipino-Americans who since 1998 have each made a conscious individual effort to revive the indigenous tattooing traditions of the Kalinga and other tribal peoples of the Philippines. Whether through hand-tapping, hand-poking, or machined work, the Tribe's dedication to "The Movement" has resulted in the revitalisation of timeworn tribal designs with new design concepts that are beginning to approach the longstanding accomplishments of Polynesian artists who guided the tattoo renaissance across the Pacific in the early 1980s. For Krutak and Sugguiyao, the Tribe represents the very best of contemporary tribal tattoo culture because they dynamically express the enduring strength of time-tested indelible traditions that firmly anchor indigenous and modern concepts of identity on the skin for all to see.
Category: Art

World Atlas Of Tattoo

Author : Anna Felicity Friedman
ISBN : 9780300210484
Genre : Art
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A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today
Category: Art

Inked Tattoos And Body Art Around The World 2 Volumes

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9781610690768
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.33 MB
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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography
Category: Social Science

Black Tattoo Art

Author : Marisa Kakoulas
ISBN : 3934020712
Genre : Art
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Text in English & German. This amazing book is a photographic journey across the globe -- from Borneo to Belgium, Argentina to Athens, New York to New Zealand and beyond -- in search of avant-garde tattoo art that pays homage to the ancient roots of tattooing in their contemporary interpretations. No other publication has curated the work of so many esteemed international tattooists working in black ink and gathered them into one comprehensive volume. The journey begins with a look at the history of tattooing before featuring black tattoo portfolios divided into the following chapters: Neotribal, Dotwork, Art Brut, Traditional Revival and Thai/Buddhist.
Category: Art

Horror Legionen 1

Author : Werner Skibar
ISBN : 9783944729060
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 42.50 MB
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25 deutschsprachige Autoren schreiben Horror. Unzensiert, ohne Vorgabe. Vereint in diesem dicken Band voller grausamer und verstörender Geschichten: Arthur Gordon Wolf, Melchior v. Wahnstein, Carmen Weinand, Constantin Dupien, Daniela Herbst, Des Romero, Guido Ahner, John Aysa, Karin Reddemann, Kristina Lohfeldt, Marc Gore, Meryjaine Webster, Michael Sonntag, Moe Teratos, Rona Walter, Sean Beckz, Sönke Hansen, Stefanie Maucher, Thomas Backus, Tim Svart, Tony Lucifer, Torsten Scheib, Vincent Voss, Werner Skibar, Xander Morus Nominiert für den Vincent Preis 2013 als beste Horror-Anthologie.
Category: Fiction

Tattooed Skin And Health

Author : J. Serup
ISBN : 9783318027778
Genre : Medical
File Size : 90.79 MB
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With about 10–20% of the adult population in Europe being tattooed, there is a strong demand for publications discussing the various issues related to tattooed skin and health. Until now, only a few scientific studies on tattooing have been published. This book discusses different aspects of the various medical risks associated with tattoos, such as allergic reactions from red tattoos, papulo-nodular reactions from black tattoos as well as technical and psycho-social complications, in addition to bacterial and viral infections. Further sections are dedicated to the composition of tattoo inks, and a case is made for the urgent introduction of national and international regulations. Distinguished authors, all specialists in their particular fields, have contributed to this publication which provides a comprehensive view of the health implications associated with tattooing. The book covers a broad range of topics that will be of interest to clinicians and nursing staff, toxicologists and regulators as well as laser surgeons who often face the challenge of having to remove tattoos, professional tattooists and producers of tattoo ink.
Category: Medical

Women And Asian Religions

Author : Zayn R. Kassam
ISBN : 9780313082757
Genre : Religion
File Size : 29.30 MB
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Covering eclectic topics ranging from South Asian religion to motherhood to world dance to ethnomusicology, this book focuses on contemporary selected experiences of women and how their lives interface with religion. • Examines how women draw upon their faith to address the issues they face in the changing contexts of globalization, religion and spirituality, and feminism • Reveals the myriad ways in which women across Asia are mobilizing to become agents of change while remaining firmly rooted in their religious and cultural traditions • Highlights how religion can be a powerful force for social change
Category: Religion

The Igorot Mummies

Author : Isikias Picpican
ISBN : 9712335429
Genre : Benguet (Philippines : Province)
File Size : 21.13 MB
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Category: Benguet (Philippines : Province)

Drawing With Great Needles

Author : Aaron Deter-Wolf
ISBN : 9780292749122
Genre : Art
File Size : 54.14 MB
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For thousands of years, Native Americans used the physical act and visual language of tattooing to construct and reinforce the identity of individuals and their place within society and the cosmos. This book offers an examination into the antiquity, meaning, and significance of Native American tattooing in the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains.--Publisher description.
Category: Art

Voyage Spirit Of The Annako

Author : Luis J. Cui
ISBN : 9781483447209
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 50.87 MB
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In the shadow of a rugged mountain range in the Philippines, lies San Ysidro, a rice farming community of tradition-bound residents determined to maintain their way of life that includes telling folklore tales around the campfire. Unfortunately as time goes on, change appears to be inevitable for the San Ysidroans. More than two decades after a violent crime transforms San Ysidro forever, events begin to unfold as an ancient ritual, the Annako, demands revenge for the victims’ souls. As the spirits stir, a mother, her daughter, and a newspaper reporter are drawn into the dark past and into a world where the line between reality and the supernatural is blurred. As all three are led on circuitous paths of mystery made worse by violent threats and political scandals, now only time will tell whether they will find answers and peace for the victims’ souls.
Category: Fiction