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Vintage Tattoos

written by Carol Clerk

Craftsman House | ISBN 9780980354058

Hardback – 256 pages

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With its nautical symbolism, hearts and daggers, ribbon banners and scantily clad women, old-school tattoo designs represent the history of the art form as well as a fascinating subculture. Showcasing the artistry inherent in authentic and historical 'flash' art, Vintage Tattoos explores the bold, colourful and enduringly popular designs that were perfected across two World Wars, explains their history, symbolism and social significance, and delves into the colourful lives of the era's most famous practitioners.

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