Nicolas Brulez and Mylène Ebrard, aka The Tattoorialist, have gone on a road trip to New York, Paris, London and Tokyo and share the global vision of tattooing through their unusual encounters and moments spent with like-minded people. More than a tattoo bible, this book is a source of inspiration for those who dream to come back from a trip with an indelible memory etched on their body.
In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography