Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The History of Tattooing” as Want to Read:
The History of Tattooing
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The History of Tattooing

2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This 1925 survey constitutes one of the most complete histories of world tattoo practices. It was written at the end of a significant era in anthropological fieldwork, when the efforts of missionaries and the impact of European imperialism had suppressed all but the final vestiges of indigenous native tattoo traditions. Subsequent opportunities for original fieldwork relat ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 19th 2009 by Dover Publications
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The History of Tattooing, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The History of Tattooing

Community Reviews

(showing 1-42)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Devin
Feb 17, 2016 Devin rated it really liked it
Although at times a slightly slow read, the book The History of Tattooing by Wilfred Dyson Hambly proved to be a quite interesting and captivating book. With the main theme of questioning whether tattooing in history was related to religious and magical ideas, and other themes addressing superstition, taboos, and associations involved with tattooing, Hambly brought the reader a very in-depth analysis of the meaning and the history of tattooing. Occasionally while reading the book, I had to stop ...more
Emilia
Emilia rated it really liked it
May 03, 2017
Li
Li rated it liked it
Feb 12, 2014
Nico
Nico rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2011
Yuri
Yuri rated it it was ok
Jan 28, 2013
Aaron Deter-Wolf
Aaron Deter-Wolf rated it liked it
Apr 19, 2014
Alicia Wondoloski
Alicia Wondoloski rated it liked it
Apr 01, 2014
Sarah
Sarah rated it it was ok
Jun 02, 2012
Michelle
Michelle rated it liked it
May 06, 2016
xDEAD ENDx
xDEAD ENDx rated it did not like it
Dec 22, 2012
Adam
Adam rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2017
Melanie
Melanie rated it liked it
Jun 12, 2013
Korri
Korri marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2010
XESCIE
XESCIE marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2011
Paige Connors
Paige Connors marked it as to-read
May 30, 2011
Kana
Kana marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2012
Sydney Mikos
Sydney Mikos marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2012
mysticbookworm
mysticbookworm marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2012
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2012
Vanessa
Vanessa marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2012
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2013
Malene Quam
Malene Quam marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2013
Rachel Barath
Rachel Barath marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2013
Angelia Herrin
Angelia Herrin marked it as to-read
May 11, 2013
Hana Lee
Hana Lee marked it as to-read
May 11, 2013
Kat
Kat marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2013
Jason
Jason marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2013
Aoife O'
Aoife O' marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2013
Amanda
Amanda marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
Scarlett
Scarlett marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2013
Beth
Beth marked it as to-read
Dec 04, 2013
Majorslayage
Majorslayage marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2014
Brienne Ulmer
Brienne Ulmer marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Kat Trina
Kat Trina marked it as to-read
May 28, 2014
Marielle Lien
Marielle Lien marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2014
Marie
Marie marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2014
Anthony Benavidez
Anthony Benavidez marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2014
Michele Carter
Michele Carter marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2014
Trine
Trine is currently reading it
Apr 03, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book