Skin Shows: The Tattoo Bible

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Collins & Brown, 2004 - Art - 392 pages
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Skin Shows: The Tattoo Bible is a rich and provocative pictorial survey of an ancient art form that, until recently, remained hidden in our society’s cultural underground. Tracing a global journey through the history and culture of tattoo art, Chris Wroblewski’s new book is a stunning visual document. Above all, it is a book about people and personalities—here skinheads, circus freaks, Buddhist monks, tattoo fetishists, and slightly more ordinary individuals all reveal their obsessions with and dedication to the ritual of ink and pain. Chris Wroblewski is considered to be the foremost photographer of tattoo art. He is the author of more than 15 books on the subject, including Pigments of Imagination.

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About the author (2004)

Chris Wroblewski began documenting tattoos in 1976, and has 21 books on photography and tattooing to his credit, including China Tattoo and Pigments of Imagination. He appeared on The David Letterman Show to promote Pigments of Imagination.

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