Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos: A Social History of the Tattoo With Gangs, Sailors, and Street-Corner Punks 1950-1965

Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos: A Social History of the Tattoo With Gangs, Sailors, and Street-Corner Punks 1950-1965

by Samuel M. Steward, PhD

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135022976
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword
  • Introduction
  • From Academia to Skidrow
  • A Cut-Throat World
  • Dr. Kinsey (Prometheus) and the Shop
  • Sex and the Tattoo: Motivations
  • The Folklore of Tattooing
  • The Clientele
  • Barnacles and Leeches
  • Excuses--Mine and Theirs, Before and After
  • Masters, Methods, and Maladies
  • Art and the Tattoo
  • The Tattooist and His World
  • The Vanishing Art . . . ?
  • Appendix A: A Brief Historical Sketch of Tattooing
  • Appendix B: A Note on the Literature of Tattooing
  • Index

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