Published last month, The World Atlas of Tattoo by Anna Felicity Friedman (with a foreword by James Elkins and contributions by an impressive team of international academics and experts) is an erudite guided tour of the world of contemporary tattoo. Illustrated with over 700 full color photographs of tattoos by artists from all around the world, it showcases the state of body art in this creative moment. There are images to represent every imaginable style and background; the book also presents the narrative and history of the art form. With tattoos ranging from abstract to representational, indigenous pieces to pop culture references, The World Atlas of Tattoo is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in art and aesthetics.
To win a copy just tell us the story behind a tattoo you have. The first two respondents will win a copy of The World Atlas of Tattoo!
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