Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art

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Universe, Feb 17, 2009 - Art - 256 pages
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Tattoos have gone from badges of rebellion to fashion statements fully absorbed into mainstream culture. They are enjoying a renaissance, with graphic designers and artists creating specialty tattoos for a growing audience, unleashing a revival of interest in the bawdy vintage tattoo. Old school tattoos are being rediscovered (sometimes ironically, sometimes not) by a new generation. Originally embraced by rebels, sailors, and gangsters, these tattoosbroken hearts, naked girls, floral motifs, and maritime emblemsare now showing up on the fashion runway and in music videos. This book chronicles vintage motifs in thematic chapters interspersed with profiles of influential tattoo artists and their distinctive designs: Sailor Jerry Collins, Don Ed Hardy ("the Godfather of Tattoos"), Mike "Rollo Banks" Malone, Bert Grimm, Japan's Horiyoshi III, and Shanghai's Pinky Yun.

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User Review  - Chad Kerychuk - Goodreads

I picked this book up for research while working on a sci-fi TV series last year because it was relatively inexpensive, portable, and had a ton of images. Great reference book that focuses mostly on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dustin Crazy little brown owl - Goodreads

Features quite a detailed history of the "old school" tattoo era with plenty of pictures & examples to illustrate. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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About the author (2009)

Carol Clerk is a veteran music writer and author who has written for a number of underground newspapers and ‘zines like the weekly Melody Maker.

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