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:
This is the full colour version to assist with visual aids. An Angel for Cosmetic Tattooists contains everything you will require to enter the field of becoming a permanent makeup technician. It may also help existing Cosmetic Tattooist improve some of their skill. After 50 years of training others, Robyna has now retired. All her hand written notes have all been compiled and placed into training manuals. Robyna asked her students to assist with the book and tell her what they needed. The book was given a trial run several times to see if students could work through the book and use it as a reference and how to guide. With their input the book was revised 20 times before it was released for sale. Robyna first produced the book called "Cosmetic Tattooist Permanent Makeup Micro-pigmentation Training Manual" in 2007. Without hesitation we recommend this book, to both professional tattooist and students. You would be well advised to have this book in their collection. Robyna was proud to be chosen to sit on the committee to rewrite the Australian Standards in the Early 1990s and again in 2007 - 2010 for the Hair, Health and Beauty industry. To add to her credits Robyna has been presented with several industry awards. This book was written in 2010 and has since been revised.
A fun, witty and sharp look on expressing yourself through tattoos and the celebrities famed for their body art.
A Pocket Guide for Incarnated Angels, Elementals, Starpeople, Walk-Ins, and Wizards! If you feel different from other people, as if you were dropped off on this planet and wonder when the bus is coming by to take you Home, then you may be an Earth Angel. If you have a passion or talent for healing, teaching, or helping others, yet you yourself have struggled with addictions, relationship challenges, and such, then . . . you may be an Earth Angel. In this fascinating book, Dr. Doreen Virtue helps you understand how your spiritual-realm origin has affected your lifeâ€™s mission, personality, relationships, health, and even your looks. Sheâ€™ll also teach you how to feel better about yourself and all aspects of your life.
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.
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