Vintage Tattoos

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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 tattoos - broken hearts, naked girls, floral motifs, and maritime emblems - are 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, Japan's Horiyoshi III, and Shanghai's Pinky Yun.

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The late Carol Clerk was a veteran rock music writer, author and an award-winning journalist. After many years at Melody Maker, she began writing for publications such as Uncut, Classic Rock and The Independent, and appeared as an expert in a variety of radio and TV programs and DVD music documentaries. She wrote and ghostwrote a dozen books. She died in March 2010.

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  • : 9781862007857
  • : Seven Oaks
  • : Seven Oaks
  • : books