“This visually exceptional compendium treats tattooing with the artistic respect it deserves.”
“Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an under-appreciated art form.”
“A fascinating book for hardcore ink collectors and art appreciators alike.”
“TASCHEN’s 1000 Tattoos explores the history of body art around the world, from Maori facial engravings to skinhead markings to '20s circus ladies to awful drunken mistakes (hello, ankle dolphin tattoo).”
“A fascinating and disconcerting book in which, on every page, the human body is displayed to fire the imagination of each of us …”
An exploration of tattoos past and presentWhether you’re thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out.
1000 Tattoos explores the history of the art worldwide via designs and photos—from 19th-century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies of the ’20s to classic biker designs.