Tattoos: Ancient Traditions, Secret Symbols and Modern Trends

by Doralba Picerno


Illustrated with stunning full color photography, this book presents a rich gallery of contemporary tattoo pieces, featuring every style from old school and Japanese to biomechanic and horror, accompanied by an engaging commentary on this fascinating form of self expression and the traditions and symbols that govern it. As she charts its remarkable story, author Doralba Picerno showcases some of the most daring and exquisite pieces of art ever created on the human body.

Tattooing is no modern, new-fangled trend: tattooing has been around for millennia. Indeed, it is one of the oldest forms of body decoration and visibile communication. We have seen evidence of permanent body markings from hieroglyphics found on mummies from the Egyptian and Neolithic eras.

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