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Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh

by Ina Saltz

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A wonderful book with some amazing stories about why people get text tattoos - from the mundane "I heart mum" to the extraordinary account of how one author/artist is publishing her very special book on the living skin of others. ( )
  coral_davies | Apr 30, 2012 |
I could have been in this book! (The Emmanuel tattoo in Hebrew -God with us- shall be my next ink.) An intriguing survey of the sundry reasons deep & idiosyncratic for words in skin.
  kencf0618 | Sep 19, 2009 |
One of the best ideas for a book ever. Photographs of text tattoos, accompanied by a sentence or two from the person on what the tattoo means and why they got it.
Nice book design.
Talks about the art of typography a bit.
The only bad thing about this book is that it should have been longer and more varied. It seemed like a lot of the tattoos were from the same four people.
The author should compile a second edition in a couple years, or a website, that would be neat. ( )
1 vote angellreads | Oct 4, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810970503, Hardcover)

Body Type is an eye-opening look into the amazingly creative ways that tattoo artists are utilizing typography. Whereas the majority of tattoo art uses images to convey messages, here the message actually is the image. Twenty-six alphabetical characters might not seem like much to work with, but a look through these photographs reveals the contrary. Here are truly unique social commentaries, expressions of love, hilarious examples of biting satire, plus some mottos, intricate logotypes, deeply personal song lyrics, and, of course, those tattoos that exist for one reason only: to shock the hell out of you. The crisp photographs are accompanied by an insightful commentary from renowned graphic designer and typographer Ina Saltz, plus consistently surprising and heartfelt explanations from the tattooed.

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Body Type is an eye-opening look into the amazingly creative ways that tattoo artists are utilizing typography. Whereas the majority of tattoo art uses images to convey messages, here the message actually is the image. Twenty-six alphabetical characters might not seem like much to work with, but a look through these photographs reveals the contrary. Here are truly unique social commentaries, expressions of love, hilarious examples of biting satire, plus some mottos, intricate logotypes, deeply personal song lyrics, and, of course, those tattoos that exist for one reason only: to shock the hell out of you. The crisp photographs are accompanied by an insightful commentary from renowned graphic designer and typographer Ina Saltz, plus consistently surprising and heartfelt explanations from the tattooed.… (more)

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