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Tattoo World
Tattoo World
Authors: Edited by Marisa Kakoulas; Text by Michael Kaplan
Imprint: Abrams Books
ISBN: 0-8109-9789-4
EAN: 9780810997899
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 10/1/2011
Trim Size: 8 5/8 x 9 1/4
Page Count: 384
Cover: Hardcover
Illustrations: 1000 color photographs
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About the book
Once considered part of the counterculture movement, tattooing is now undoubtedly a mainstream practice. Although the history of tattooing is rooted in ancient customs and beliefs, it is a constantly evolving art form, as skilled practitioners continually reinterpret traditional motifs and experiment with new ones. With more than 1,000 illustrations from 125 of the most important artists working today, this book is the most comprehensive survey of tattooing ever published. Collected here are designs from around the globe, spanning a broad range of styles, including Japanese and East Asian iconography, classic Americana, and photorealism, among others. Featuring the work of tattoo legends alongside pieces by pioneering artists pushing the limits of the medium, this visually arresting survey is the essential reference work for anyone interested in this exploding art form.


About the author
Marisa Kakoulas is the author of Black Tattoo Art and Black and Grey Tattoo, and has written about tattoos for Inked magazine. Michael Kaplan is the author of three books and has written for publications including Wired, Details, and the New York Times.


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