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Ink on Skin - Birgit Krols

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This beautifully illustrated and luxuriously packaged volume sheds interesting new light on a trend that has been around since time incarnate.

The history of the tattoo began over 5,000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them - tattoos have been used as symbols of spirituality, devotion or religion; as status symbols, rewards for bravery or symbols of rank; as amulets or talismans; as a means of identification; and even as a symbol of punishment, slavery, crime or imprisonment.

Today, tattooing is recognised as a socially acceptable and legitimate art form that attracts men and women of all walks of life. This large format book packaged in a clamshell box showcases more than 400 images of tattoos and tattooed people from all layers of society and all parts of the world, throughout time.

As a coffee table book, it is a welcome introduction to the wonderful world of tattoos and the perfect gift to yourself or anybody else, inspiring both conversations as well as the desire to get a tattoo.

ISBN: 9789461580375
ISBN-10: 9461580371
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 2012
Country of Publication: BE
Dimensions (cm): 30.8 x 37.3  x 5.6
Weight (kg): 4.672