Written on the Body: The Tattoo in European and American History

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Jane Caplan
Reaktion, 2000 - Tattooing - 318 pages
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Written on the Body surveys the history of the tattoo in Europe and North America from Antiquity to the present. While the subject of tattooing has previously been approached from the viewpoints of anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, this book sets the practice into a historical perspective.

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User Review  - wolfman9 - LibraryThing

Awesome reference book on the subject of tattoos. Mostly about the history of tattooing throughout the ages. The cross references/sources are very helpful if you are doing research on the subject. Not a book for mass consumption. Read full review

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Jane Caplan is Marjorie Walter Goodhart Professor of European History at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.

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