Praise for the original edition: "This is the most intelligent book available to date on the modern aspects of an increasingly popular form of body decoration." Kirkus Reviews "A fascinating and well-written study, one that finely sharpens the distinction between deviance and respectability." Choice "The book follows the historical, anthropological and social practices of body modification... This second edition contains a new introduction and an interesting chapter entirely dedicated to the changes which took place over the past ten years in the world of tattoo. A new gallery of images shows some wonderful examples of contemporary tattoos." Tattoo Life Reviewed on the blog Decorative Book Arts on February 21
From the Publisher
Describes the seven-year involvement of a sociologist in the world of tattoo culture
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