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By A Customer
This review is from: New Tribalism (Tattootime) (Paperback)
do you think you are serious about tattooing? consider yourself a bit of an expert on it? and you don't have this book? (not even any of the other tattootime issues?) then you should re-think and re-consider! anyone serious about tattooing, its backgrounds, its history, its important figures should have this book. and all the other four issues. they all are out on hardy marks publications; the publishing company owned and run by the great don ed hardy. whom you should know.
this book was one of the main reasons why tribal tattoos became so popular again. (published back in 1982!) there are some articles in it by leo zulueta, one of the great masters, if not THE great master, of tribal tattooing. you'll find information about tattooing in samoa and borneo, pre-technology aspects of tattooing, tattooing names / letters, the swastika and its meaning in different cultures over the centuries, american tattooer paul rogers, and one of the greatest and most important american tattoo artists ever: sailor jerry collins.
plus, this is good for reference but bad for your bank account, there are a lot of suggestions for further reading! (i ended up spending over $ 100 on books recommended here.)
if you already do know in-depth about the subjects covered in this book, then maybe it is not for you. but still, imho, all the tattootime issues are a must-have in any serious collector's library. i keep checking them for all kinds of references. it's a shame hardy marks are not planning on doing any more issues.