An (Un)reliable History of Tattoos (Hardback)
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An (Un)reliable History of Tattoos (Hardback)

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Hardback 104 Pages / Published: 01/02/2016
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The tattoo is an art form, a practice . . . for some, a ritual. Its history is long and colorful, dating back to the Neolithic, when our ancestors marked their bodies with symbolic lines derived from a carbon paste. Today, those same markings can be made on entering the neon parlors that line our cities.Maybe it's time to stop taking them so seriously.

Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
ISBN: 9781910620045
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 192 x 261 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This history may not be true, but it sure does look great, and it's a hell of a lot more fun than what actually transpired.
--The AV Club

Outrageous! Exquisitely executed filth...
--Emma Thompson

A gonzo view of tats through the ages: mostly British, frequently profane, replete with extravagantly inked caricatures.
--Kirkus Reviews

The vibrant, full-color palette and drawing style frequently invoke old-school flesh art, and the author's cartoonist background shines in the scathing caricatures of Western history's most beloved and reviled figures. This picture book for grownups will please those who appreciate a heavy dose of mocking sarcasm with their social and political commentary.
--Booklist

It's an absurd, silly, slightly profane trip that fuses highbrow and lowbrow humor with Monty Python-esque glee.
--Shelf Awareness

No tattoo parlour should be without a copy - it's just the thing to take your mind off the pain.
--The Telegraph

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