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Filipino Tattoos: Ancient to Modern

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Tattooing is a very old and spiritually respected art form that has existed in many different cultures around the world. After many centuries of not being practiced in Europe, tattooing was re-introduced to the Western world through the inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Beginnning in the 16th century, European explorers came across many people who practiced tattooing as an ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 12th 2010 by Schiffer Publishing
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Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
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Obviously a work of love. Gorgeous photo spreads. The writing could have used an editor to tighten things up a bit, but the author's effort is admirably comprehensive. I came away with a deeper appreciation for Pinoy traditional cultures.

"The Philippines traditions bear designs that are geometric in nature and could well be the foundation of the tattooing traditions in the Pacific. It is a tradition that has been literally left in the mountains for decades with no outside interest until recentl
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