Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck

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Chronicle Books, Mar 5, 2008 - Art - 276 pages
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Once a fringe phenomenon, tattooing is now a full-blown cultural fact. More than 40 million people in the U.S. alone have tattoos, all with unique stories about why they chose to indelibly mark their bodies. Permanence combines photographic tattoo portraits with these stories, told in the subjects' own words and handwriting. Kip Fulbeck brings together young and old of all races, religions, and political persuasionsfrom celebrities to suburban moms to Hells Angels. Including interviews with celebrity tattooers Kat Von D and Oliver Peck (Miami Ink), hardcore legend Evan Seinfeld, and some regular folks, Permanence is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of the tattooed population today.

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User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

This is, essentially, a book about people with tattoos. It's not about the tattoos themselves, although they are pictured, but more about the stories and lives of the person with said tattoos. Each ... Read full review

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User Review  - TigerLMS - LibraryThing

Kip Fulbeck is a professor of art at the University of California, and judging by the jacket photo, has a number of elaborate tattoos. In Permanence, he investigates the personal narratives behind a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Extensively tattooed artist, filmmaker, and professor Kip Fulbeck is the author of Part Asian, 100% Hapa.

One of the most well known contemporary American tattooers, Horitaka speaks and tattoos across the country.

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