Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing (Paperback)
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Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 19/03/2007
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Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing-and the art world surrounding it-covers the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of \u0022serious\u0022 tattooing becoming an accepted art form. Curiously, despite the greater prevalence of tattoos and body modification in today\u2019s society, there is still a stigma of deviance associated with people who get or ink tattoos. Retaining the core of the original book, this revised and expanded edition offers a new preface by the author and a new chapter focusing on the changes that have occurred in the tattoo world. A section on the new scholarly literature that has emerged, as well as the new modes of body modification that have come into vogue are included along with a new gallery of photographs that shows some splendid examples of contemporary tattoo art. A directory of artists' websites invites readers to discover the range of work being done around the world-from \u201csuits\u201d (full body tattoos) to skulls.

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781592138883
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for the first edition:

"[This is the most intelligent book available to date on the modern aspects of an increasingly popular form of body decoration."
-Kirkus Reviews


Praise for the first edition:

"A fascinating and well-written study, one that finely sharpens the distinction between deviance and respectability."
-Choice

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