Tribal Tattoo book
My friend Lane Wilcken wrote this book about Filipino tribal tattoos and their meanings. If your interested in getting a tribal tattoo, buy this book 1st. Why?
It’s easy to read and understand
Lane does a great job breaking it down for the rest of us in a clear and concise manner. I honestly don’t like to read long babbling books. This gets to the point.
Over 200 images
Not only are there rare and never before seen photos, there are also loads of illustrations with the meanings.
While others try to charge you hundred$ of dollars to draw something out with your supposed story, you now have the option to learn it yourself.
There hasn’t been anything put out like this before. The history and meanings of our tattoos should not be a secret only privileged for those who have “access” or for those who can afford to pay. Don’t depend on anyone giving you your supposed story. Learn it yourself. Trust me, you wont regret buying this.
Product Description from Amazon
Tattooing is a very old and spiritually respected art form that has existed in many different cultures around the world. After many centuries of not being practiced in Europe, tattooing was re-introduced to the Western world through the inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Beginnning in the 16th century, European explorers came across many people who practiced tattooing as an integral part of their cultures.This is the first serious study of Filipino tattoos, and it considers early accounts from explorers and Spanish-speaking writers. The text presents Filipino cultural practices connected with ancestral and spiritual aspects of tattoo markings, and how they relate to the process and tools used to make the marks. In the Philippine Islands, tatoos were applied to men and women for many different reasons. It became a form of clothing. Certain designs recognized manhood and personal accomplishments as well as attractiveness, fertility, and continuity of the family or village. Facial tattoos occurred on the bravest warriors with names that denoted particular honor.Through the fascinating text and over 200 images, including color photographs and design drawings, the deep meanings and importance of these markings becomes apparent.
About the Author
Lane Wilcken has been researching the indigenous past of the Philippines and the Pacific Islands for nearly two decades, incorporating oral traditions, written history, linguistics, and personal experience. His ancestral ties to this work continue to motivate his research. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.