Tattoo history: a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world
The Tattoo History Source Bookis an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place, for the first time, are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Topics covered include the first written records of tattooing by Greek and Roman authors; the dispersal of tattoo designs and techniques throughout Polynesia; the discovery of Polynesian tattooing by European explorers; Japanese tattooing; the first 19th-century European and American tattoo artists; tattooed British royalty; the invention of the tattooing machine; and tattooing in the circus. The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. The references at the end of each section will provide an introduction to the extensive literature that has been inspired by the ancient-but-neglected art of tattooing. Because of its broad historical context,The Tattoo History Source Bookwill be of interest to the general reader as well as art historians, tattoo fans, neurasthenics, hebephrenics, and cyclothemics.
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Review: The Tattoo History Source BookUser Review - Holly - Goodreads
aka The "White Dudes Are Here To Appropriate Your Shit" Source Book. Random, dry, somewhat outdated, and awkwardly formatted. Nearly all of the sourced material is drawn from white male perspectives ... Read full review
Review: The Tattoo History Source BookUser Review - Goodreads
Fairly superficial, but nevertheless seems to provide a decent overview of tattoo history across the world. The chapter on Japan (which is my primary area of interest) is informative and avoids the ...
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