Tattoos: Ancient Traditions, Secret Symbols and Modern Trends

Tattoos: Ancient Traditions, Secret Symbols and Modern Trends

by Doralba Picerno
     
 

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Illustrated with stunning full color photography, this book presents a rich gallery of contemporary tattoo pieces, featuring every style from old school and Japanese to biomechanic and horror, accompanied by an engaging commentary on this fascinating form of self expression and the traditions and symbols that govern it.  As she charts its remarkable story,

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Illustrated with stunning full color photography, this book presents a rich gallery of contemporary tattoo pieces, featuring every style from old school and Japanese to biomechanic and horror, accompanied by an engaging commentary on this fascinating form of self expression and the traditions and symbols that govern it.  As she charts its remarkable story, author Doralba Picerno showcases some of the most daring and exquisite pieces of art ever created on the human body.

Tattooing is no modern, new-fangled trend: tattooing has been around for millennia. Indeed, it is one of the oldest forms of body decoration and visibile communication. We have seen evidence of permanent body markings from hieroglyphics found on mummies from the Egyptian and Neolithic eras.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848379428
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2011

Meet the Author

London-based journalist and photographer Doralba Picerno is involved in a long-term project to capture the development of tattoo art. Her dedication to the alternative scene gives her a deep understanding of its various facets and moods. Picerno is a regular contributor to Total Tattoo magazine and other tattoo publications. Dragon Tattoos is a follow-up to Tattoo Art and to her successful Tattoos: Ancient Traditions, Secret Symbols and Modern Trends.

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