The Culture of Scarification

Author: Monique Vescia

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 702

A long-established cultural practice with roots in Aboriginal Australia, Africa, and Papua New Guinea, scarification is gaining new adherents, as body modifications such as piercing become widely accepted. Scarification is the practice of making precise cuts to the body to create scars in a desired pattern. This captivating book explores the cultural history of scarification, ranging from initiation rituals to commemoration of the dead, and introduces readers to today's scarification trends and techniques. Vivid photographs and engrossing sidebars offer an in-depth look at practitioners of this unusual art form.

TATTOO - The Invaluable Compendium for Dermatologists

Author: Shashikumar BM

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd


Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 454

This book is a concise reference guide to tattoos and tattooing for practising dermatologists. Beginning with an overview of the history of the tattoo, the following chapters discuss the different types of tattoo, including both cultural and medical and non-medical aesthetic motives, and the different chemicals and methods for tattooing. The following chapters cover complications of tattoos and tattoo removal, including laser removal, as well as alternatives to tattoos and industry and medical regulations. The practical text is further enhanced by clinical photographs, illustrations and tables. Key points Concise reference guide to tattoos and tattooing Covers different types of tattoos and different methods of tattooing Discusses complications and tattoo removal Features clinical photographs, illustrations and tables

Tattooed Skin and Health

Author: J. Serup

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers


Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 631

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.

Ancient Ink

The Archaeology of Tattooing

Author: Lars Krutak

Publisher: University of Washington Press


Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 811

The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal. While specific forms of body decoration, and the underlying motivations, vary according to region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and enhance their natural appearance. Tattooing, the process of inserting pigment into the skin to create permanent designs and patterns, appears on human mummies by 3200 BCE and was practiced by ancient cultures throughout the world. Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new research from across the globe examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. It contributes to our understanding of the antiquity, durability, and significance of tattooing and human body decoration and illuminates how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities. Ancient Ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists.

Kennewick Man

The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton

Author: Douglas W. Owsley

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 669

View: 797

A thorough examination of the Kennewick Man human remains by forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists reveals the secrets of one of the earliest human occupants of North America.

Spiritual Tattoo

A Cultural History of Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification, Branding, and Implants

Author: John A. Rush

Publisher: Frog Books


Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 587

"Reviews body modifications from prehistoric times to present, outlining processes and procedures and discussing social and psychological motives"--Provided by publisher.

Tattoo Traditions of Native North America

Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Identity

Author: Lars F. Krutak

Publisher: LM Publishers


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 889

For thousands of years the Indigenous peoples of North America have produced astonishingly rich and diverse forms of tattooing. Long neglected by anthropologists and art historians, tattooing was a time-honored practice that expressed the patterns of tribal social organization and religion, while also channelling worlds inhabited by deities, spirits, and the ancestors. "Tattoo Traditions of Native North America" explores the many facets of indelible Indigenous body marking across every cultural region of North America. As the first book on the subject, it breaks new ground on one of the least-known mediums of Native American expressive culture that nearly disappeared from view in the twentieth century, until it was reborn in recent decades.

Llewellyn's 1998 Magical Almanac

Author: Silver RavenWolf

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 540

Generate powerful energy fields, create a solar temple with sunflowers and morning glories, invoke supernatural powers to heal ailments, unleash the magic of your aura. Learn the law of threefold return. Bring the "Magical Almanac"'s enchanting blend of folklore and magic into your life in 1998 and live magically every day of the year. Illustrated.

Magic in Ancient Egypt

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited


Category: History

Page: 192

View: 914

The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology and what we would call magic co-existed without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and 'practical' remedies to be used side by side.

Magic and gender

a thesaurus of the Jibe of Kona (Northeastern Nigeria)

Author: Sabine Dinslage



Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 734