New book deemed the world’s first to combine insight into Gaelic tattoos, the Celtic language, and Irish heritage
For Immediate Release
Eoin Ó Conchúir
Limerick, Ireland, June 28, 2011-Tattoo lovers and industry experts are raving about a new book that provides in-depth insight into the world of Gaelic tattoos, of the Celtic language of Ireland.
“If you’ve been thinking about an Irish Gaelic tattoo, then this is the book for you,” said Dr. Eoin Ó Conchúir, editor of the newly released book entitled Top 50 Irish Gaelic Tattoo Ideas, and founder of IrishGaelicTranslator.com. “No matter what you want your tattoo to say and to express, this unique guide gives you plenty of ideas that help you capture your heritage, or perhaps just a phrase the means a lot to you.”
Irish Gaelic, also known simply as Gaelic, is the Celtic language of Ireland.
“It is still spoken in a small number of areas in Ireland, yet it is still a strong part of the Irish culture,” Ó Conchúir pointed out. “This book empowers those interested in getting a Gaelic tattoo to completely know and understand the Celtic language, Irish heritage, and everything else in between for narrowing down the tattoo they choose for themselves if they choose to get one.”
The book, Ó Conchúir added, is the culmination of nearly a decade of Gaelic translation requests submitted to an online Irish Gaelic translation community and forum.
“We’ve compiled it all into this guide and made it available for instant download,” said Audrey Nickel, author of the new book.
Whether the book is everything that its author and publisher say remains to be seen, but its releasing could prove to have perfect timing.
According to a study conducted by Life Magazine, back in 1936, 10 million Americans, or approximately six percent of the population had at least one tattoo.
The number of those with tattoos has quadrupled since that time.
“We found that 24 percent of Americans between the age of 18 and 50 are tattooed,” said Dr. William Grey of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. “That’s almost one in four. The interesting thing is that those of Irish decent with tattoos account for slightly below half of that.”
In fact, to keep up with the demand, statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that one new tattoo parlor is opened every day in the United States.
Blake O’Sullivan, 32, an Irish-American of Houston, TX said, he’s impressed with what he has heard about the new book and is anxious to get his hands on it.
“My great grandparents moved to the United States in search of a better life,” he said. “I’m proud of my Irish heritage and I’ve been thinking about getting some sort of Celtic tattoo to display how proud I am of my heritage. I will definitely check this book out. Hopefully other Irishmen will too!”
For more information about the Top 50 Irish Gaelic Tattoo Ideas, please visit: http://www.gaelictattoosbook.com
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