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Lexicon of tribal tattoos - motifs, meanings and origins

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For thousands of years, tattoos have played an important role in the cultures of nations around the world. They were symbols of faith and signs of distinction, giving strength, cursing or shame. Cultures and peoples arise and disappear, and their traditions and heritage live through centuries and millennia.

A book came to our editorial office that could become a modern dictionary of the language of the ancestors, who expressed and noted the most important events of life in the tattoo - Lexicon of tribal tattoos - motifs, meanings and origins.

book Lexicon of tribal tattoos - motifs, meanings and origins - Radomir Fiska

The work of the Czech writer and tattoo artist Radomir Fiska covers tattoos from hundreds of different cultures, both existing and already gone. In the book you can find lists the values, the origin of the drawings, talks about the reasons for wearing them, the rituals accompanying the application of the tattoo and in detail examines the conditions of placement of thousands of individual tattoos.

book Lexicon of tribal tattoos - motifs, meanings and origins - Radomir Fiska book Lexicon of tribal tattoos - motifs, meanings and origins - Radomir Fiska

This book is actually a visual dictionary that will be ideal for tattoo artist working in tribal styles, as well as for anthropologists and tattoo lovers.

book Lexicon of tribal tattoos - motifs, meanings and origins - Radomir Fiska

More than 650 illustrations, hundreds of peoples and cultures, the breadth and depth of information that can be a source of inspiration for a modern tattoo artist and expanding ideas about the history of that ancient art.

This is what true professionals are looking for, isn't it?

Text: Andrew Novikov