Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art

Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art by Carol Clerk 0789318245 9780789318244
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Tattoos have gone from badges of rebellion to fashion statements fully absorbed into mainstream culture. They are enjoying a renaissance, with graphic designers and artists creating specialty tattoos for a growing audience, unleashing a revival of interest in the bawdy vintage tattoo. Old school tattoos are being rediscovered (sometimes ironically, sometimes not) by a new generation. Originally embraced by rebels, sailors, and gangsters, these tattoosbroken hearts, naked girls, floral motifs, and maritime emblemsare now showing up on the fashion runway and in music videos. This book chronicles vintage motifs in thematic chapters interspersed with profiles of influential tattoo artists and their distinctive designs: Sailor Jerry Collins, Don Ed Hardy (the Godfather of Tattoos), Mike Rollo Banks Malone, Bert Grimm, Japans Horiyoshi III, and Shanghais Pinky Yun.

Author: Carol Clerk

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Universe

Publication Date: 2009-02-17


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