A fun, witty and sharp look on expressing yourself through tattoos and the celebrities famed for their body art.
If you are thinking about getting a tattoo this book is a must have. Written by someone with over thirty years experience in the tattoo industry who has been in countless tattoo studios all over the world.Packed with many hints, tips and sound advice it covers every possible question the first timer may have helping them to make the right choice of design, the right choice of tattooist, how to avoid major mistakes, what to say and do at consultation, even what to wear, it goes into aftercare in great detail and explains everything in a clear concise unbiased manner, this book will be the first timers guide for years to come.
Athena is a small city stylist who has recently opened her very own chic boutique, Rella's Closet. She hasn't been the luckiest in love and has yet to learn that her worth isn't determined by the success of her love life. She needs to slow down in love while turning up her passion for fashion. The outspoken, ghetto-fabulous, Zendaya is unsure of her place in this world. Love and happiness are a fantasy a lifetime away, which she doesn't have the desire to sit around waiting for. Her baby girl, Icis, and best friend Athena, give her the focus she needs to move past the pain of her childhood while holding her head high in hope of a pleasant future. She's always been a good loyal friend to Athena, but what happens when a secret threatens to destroy their bond? Andre is a perfect gentleman who has been silently in love with Athena since high school, but just hasn't found the right opportunity to win over her heart. Lorenzo is an Alpha male who goes after what he wants and right now Athena is his target. Can Zendaya's and Athena's friendship overcome a major hurdle? Will Andre win over Athena before Lorenzo's quiet storm sneaks in to steal her heart? And who will have a dramatic revelation? Everyone has choices to make. Athena, Zendaya, Andre, and Lorenzo are all faced with the challenge of not letting their insecurities determine their futures. Life is an experience that we carry with us everywhere, always...Like a tattoo.
This is a non fiction self help book that will show students exactly what they need to succeed at the University level. This book is not filled with untested theories and big ideas that may or may not work. It is filled with down and dirty battle tested secrets that will propel you forward in your college career.
Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos!In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of his years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago's tough State Street. During that time he left his mark on a hundred thousand people, from youthful sailors who flaunted their tattoos as a rite of manhood to executives who had to hide their passion for well-ornamented flesh. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is anything but politically correct. The gritty, film-noir details of Skid Row life are rendered with unflinching honesty and furtive tenderness. His lascivious relish for the young sailors swaggering or staggering in for a new tattoo does not blind him to the sordidness of the world they inhabited. From studly nineteen-year-olds who traded blow jobs for tattoos to hard-bitten dykes who scared the sailors out of the shop, the clientele was seedy at best: sailors, con men, drunks, hustlers, and Hells Angels. These days, when tattoo art is sported by millionaires and the middle class as well as by gang members and punk rockers, the sheer squalor of Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a revelation. However much tattoo culture has changed, the advice and information is still sound:
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