Blackwork Mandala - Tattoo Artist's Reference Book: Volume 1 (2 book set)
This two book set has over 250 Decorative Blackwork Mandalas Line drawings inside! If someone cannot find a Mandala they like after flipping through this Book, then they do not want a Mandala!
For a working Tattooer this Blackwork Mandala, Reference Book, easily pays for itself. Tattooing just one of the designs will more than cover the cost of the book.
The feature of this book which make it unique to Tattooing are:
- - The book is coil bound, with a soft cover Binding, so that it easily opens back on itself and lays flat on a photocopier, for easy photocopying or enlarging.
- - The drawings are dark, thick black lines for easy Thermal copier / Stencil machine transfers.
- - Over 250 line drawings to choose from, to either allow a customer to directly pick one out of the book so the Tattooer can apply it within 5 minutes, or at least refine the customers ideas with visual cues so that the Artist will better know what the customer wants in pictures rather than words.
- - The books have heavy material covers to last a long time and resist abuse, wear, and tear.
- - The book comes with the promotional poster included in the binding so it can be copied and posted at any time, it cannot be lost without great effort!
- - 8.5 x 11-inch size makes it fit easily into any book case.
- - The heavy Coil binding makes the book easy to flip through and the book lays flat on the table for easy viewing.
- - A Circular Graph template is provided so people can draw their own Mandalas, and or a Tattooer can stencil the graph and draw a Mandala right on the skin.
- - The Clear front and heavy Black back covers are robust, protecting the contents within and will last a lifetime of regular use.
The word “mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle”. Circles are at the heart of mandala designs, regardless of what shape seems to dominate the design. The measurement from the center of a circle to its edges is the same all around, giving circles the symbolic meaning of radial balance. In other words, all things within the circle are equal, and so any symbols contained within the circle are granted equal importance.
- This book will also be valuable to a Tattoo Art Collector, which makes a fine coffee table book on the subject of the iconic Mandala tattoo Design.
- For Art reference book collectors, this is a unique edition to your library, which will provide hours of enjoyment and page-turning pleasure, furthermore, insight into the world of Tattoo purposed Mandala designs.
- For those of you who like to color, this is a great coloring book on the subject of iconic Tattoo purposed Mandala designs.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Mandala art in many forms has been used throughout the world in the service of personal growth and spiritual transformation and as a process of self-expression. Mandala art is said to be able to activate the regenerative and curative powers of the mind. Mental patterns are reflected in the specific forms, structures, and architecture that emerge within the circle and feelings can be expressed through the use of color. The completed mandala is often a beautiful and holistic snapshot of what is going on within the mind and reflecting on the interacting elements within the design expands awareness of the landscape within.
Mandalas are sacred circle designs that are used in religious and cultural ceremonies. They are often used in meditation rooms, prayer rooms and churches as a symbol of spiritual calm and eternal love. Mandalas can be used as colorful tattoo designs to express a spiritual, balanced attitude towards life.
Mandala’s are often built from the center of the circle outwards, giving mandala designs a floral look. Flowers are generally circular in appearance, so the circles and flowers can be combined to create a symbolic tattoo design that reflects the spirit, femininity, balance and eternity. Flowers can represent spring, rebirth, creation and a blossoming of an idea or thing.
The power of a Mandala line drawing, as a tool in the hands of a Artistic Tattooer is that if you gave the exact same line drawing to 5 Tattoo artists, they would all add their own personal touches and personal style of coloring and embellishments, so that you would get 5 distinct Tattoos outcomes from the common source. As another example of the power of a line drawing, as a tool in the hands of a Artistic Tattooer, is that even the same Tattooer could finish the same line drawing differently, 5 different ways and enjoy each fresh application with the new opportunity to do it differently, color or black and grey, dotwork, different flourishes and embellishments, a little of this and a little of that, voila, magic. That is the power and versatility of a line drawing.
The Decorative Blackwork Mandalas can have subjective meaning to you or be simply appreciated for their raw beauty and power in symmetry.