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Floral Filigree

Merging three distinct styles of compositions, this side floral artwork including filigree was tailored to accentuate the client’s torso. Starting …

Ink Brush Octopus

Dark black-work octopus created in abstract watercolor movement, extending from the upper shoulder blade across to the pectoral. This particular …

Moulin Rouge Paris

Founded in 1889 along the Boulevard de Clichy. Apparently the original birthplace of the can-can dance the Moulin Rouge also started a cabaret trend …

Middle Eastern Portraits

Detailed black and gray portrait of the commissioning clients’ family member surrounded by flowering branches, crafted in high-detail yet fine line …

Body As Identity

Opposed to relatively recent, primarily Western classification of the physical as something to be ‘tamed’ or ‘controlled’ body/art could be shown as …

Stretching

Otzi The Ice Man’s remains are dated to around 3300 BCE and currently constitute some of our earliest recorded evidence of body/art practices. His …

Ink Brush Bamboo

Working almost in shadows or silhouettes this particular technique of creating bamboo initially paints artwork on rice-paper before transferring into …

Psychology Of Appearance

Expanding the Guides’ series of academic publications we delve into the psychology of appearance with a first entry exploring its history of …

Scarification

Despite often being relegated to far more ‘fringe’ categorization today as opposed to tattoo arts’ mainstream popularity, scarification has been …

Minimalist Watercolor

This aesthetic in particular requiring a far more open canvas the spacing surrounding watercolor strokes highlight brush movements and details. The …

Punk

Emerging around the 1970’s and described by some as a ‘bricolage of culture held together by safety pins’ – the punk movement not only practices a …

Eye See You

Single large human eye crafted in high detail on the side / torso. Typically black and white offers the sharpest contrasts for these kinds of …

Touching Mind Body And Spirit

Touching on the concept of body/art transgressing the classical internal-external body barrier, part of the evolving interpretation of these …

Tattoos In Prisons

From classification to group membership and participation, there exists a rich history of body art amongst convicts. It is often held that the act of …

Full Frontal Pastiche

Reminiscent of the trash-polka aesthetic, this eclectic pastiche combines entirely disparate items into an albeit somehow cohesive design. Using …

Etching Identity

The latest portion in the Guide features more lengthy academic publications exploring body modification. Starting a multi-part series with Hewitts’ …

Body Art In The Philippines

The tattooed were first labeled as ‘pintados’ by Spanish explorers, intricate tribal tattooing practices in the Philippines served a variety of …

Geometry And Text

A more futuristic aesthetic, family dedication crafted by combining varying geometric elements, dynamic proportions as well as graphic text. The fine …

Prison Tattooing As Visual Argument

Interpreted as part of a more unique context due to the highly specialized environment, the concept of visual encoding through body/art is one with …

Traditional Samoan Body Art

Held to balance the scales for men through pain of undergoing the process as women endure childbirth, traditions of pe’a tattoo artwork in Samoa are …

Fine Line Floral Sketch

Delicately lined, floral bouquet inspired, black and gray half-sleeve. Playing with contrasts between sketch lines and inverted or empty portions the …

Tattooing And Civilizing Processes

Positive social implications around body modification are an often poorly addressed or at least often overlooked aspect across many industry …

Pacific Northwest Indian Body Art

A short introduction to body modification history of Native American Indians across the Pacific Northwest region of America. Often associated with …

Watercolor Jelly Fish

Vibrantly colored abstract jelly fish, aptly initially painted using watercolor on canvas prior to being re-created on skin. Starting simply with a …

Preserving Access To Tattoos

Centered around an American court case, the latest entry to the discussions page touches on legal considerations pertaining to the safeguarding of …

New Guinea

The latest encyclopedia entry looks at the island of New Guinea which is roughly the size of California and home to six million whom collectively …

Half Back Ink Brush Calligraphy

Half-back Chinese ink brush calligraphy, traditionally crafted on rice paper using a single thick brush movement for the entire series before the …

Skin And Self-Indictment

Contrasting a statement of agency within say selected prison tattoo compositions as opposed to displaying proclivities or addictions, the …

Native American Body Art

The concept of body/art and modification must further be placed within historical contexts whereas todays practices may be argued to be borne from a …

Fine Line Geometric Canine

Upper thigh fine line body/art utilizing detailed coloring within geometric drafting lines. Somewhat ambiguously based on the canine figure, either …