Author(s): Lora S. Irish
These beautiful tribal tattoos are rooted in historic and cultural sources. It includes high quality patterns from a renowned artist and bestselling author. Each design is accompanied by the meaning associated with it. In years past, our ancestors wore tattoos to mark a family achievement, to memorialise special occasions like marriage and child birth, to identify tribe members, to protect against enemies and misfortune and to celebrate victory in battle. Today, men and women wear tattoos to reflect their individuality. These new tribal tattoos are bold statements that are rooted in historic and cultural sources. Inside "Modern Tribal Tattoos", there are black work patterns that incorporate large solid areas with fine line accents, motif ideas, including totems and talismans, free-form designs based on long curved lines and fine delicate line work. Repeating elements, like triangles, spirals, suns and lines are also included to enhance large patterns. Today's favourite designs are included here, from bold triangle lines, spiked spirals, ragged curved lines to barb-wire.
Lora Irish has more than 11 titles published with Fox Chapel, all of them top-sellers. In addition to her skills in pattern drafting, Lora enjoys teaching.