- Intimate Messages
- By Ina Saltz
Want to see some of the coolest tattoos being inked into skin today? The book Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh by Ina Saltz is an in depth, personal look at typographical tattoos. The book is published by Abrams Image and has 192 pages.
The tattoos in this collection do not have pictures that say a thousand words; instead, the tattoos speak for themselves. Each tattoo picture has comments by both the author and the inked. Using typography in a multitude of languages, the tattoos in this book are beautiful to look at whether you are a tattoo person or not.
Tattoos are a huge part of world history and current world culture. Many individuals who get tattoos go back for more. The tattoos in this book by Ina Saltz are interesting for anyone to see. Readers also get in depth information about the artists and the people with the artwork on their flesh.
Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, writer and a teacher. She is also a photographer and Professor of Art at the City College of New York. Her expertise in mainly in typography and magazine design. Saltz is a columnist for both Step Inside Design and Graphis Design. She explores some of the most unique typographical tattoos in this hardcover book.
Published in 2006, Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh is Ina Saltz’s first book. She has since written several others on the same or similar topics. She is part of the designing staff of the Stanford Publishing Course and she also has done web courses for Stanford.
People that own this book find that one read through is not enough. The masterful artistry will make anyone return time and time again. It is also very helpful to anyone planning on getting a tattoo (or another one) to get ideas for some unique typographical tats.
Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh is an excellent book to have in most homes. The tattoos are both well photographed and artistically etched. The comments from the owners of the various tattoos are particularly interesting to read and add a depth to this book that isn’t available in typical tattoo publications.
Art is loved by people all over the place. Tattoos are gaining more and more modern acceptance and anyone who loves tattoos or art would be happy to receive this book as a gift, anytime.