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Total Tattoo Book
by Amy Krakow
The most comprehensive book yet on this unique art form. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or curiosity, the tatoo has left its mark on generations. From its beginnings as a pagan ornament to today's popular body art, this book takes an intriguing look at the world of tatoos. 150 photos.
ebook, 0 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Grand Central Publishing
(first published June 1st 1994)
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Whereas Body Piercing and Tattoos, which is part of the “Social Issues Firsthand” series of Gale Cengage Learning, seems to regard tattoos as a social problem, The Total Tattoo Book is more of a generalist’s book on tattoos and instead stands as a defense and celebration of this body décor, especially popular among teens who can’t wait until they’re 18 in order to get their skin inked. The book opens with, “The only difference between a tattooed person and a person who isn’t tattooed is that a t ...more
I bought this book secondhand at a bookstore somewhere. Whenever I see something that has to do with tattoos or piercings I jump on it and buy it. This book was pretty outdated, it listed a few shops that are still around today, which is pretty cool. I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know, but it was still cool to see the pictures, there's one of Johnny Depp getting tattooed which made me laugh. All in all it made for an entertaining read.