The World Atlas of Tattoo


Showcases the work of the top 100 tattoo artists around the globe


ISBN: 9780500294970 Category:

Anna Felicity Friedman


Lively and informative, The World Atlas of Tattoo is a superbly illustrated and compelling reference book that, through examining the meeting point between tattoo artists and their personal understanding of their environment, presents a well-informed and nuanced account of what has become a widespread art practice. Organized geographically, each section is introduced by a short historical overview of the types of tattooing traditionally practised in that area of the world, enabling the reader to trace historical threads in the careers of some of the profiled tattooers, as well as marvel at how other artists have managed to create novel forms of tattooing that transcend any previous context. The book also tracks the movement of styles from their indigenous settings to diasporic communities, where they have often been transformed into creative, multicultural, hybrid designs. Written by an international team of scholars, historians and journalists, this comprehensive atlas will enlighten and excite anyone who is passionate about tattoo art in its many forms worldwide.

Additional information

Weight 1437 g
Dimensions 21.9 x 23.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 17 January 2019
Number of pages 400
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.9 x 23.5 cm
Weight 1437 g


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