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Vintage Tattoos
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Lavishly presented and illustrated, 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. The book is arranged thematically, beginning with the maritime emblems and circus displays that kickstarted the golden age of vintage design. Interspersed throughout the pages are five stand-alone spreads profiling some of the most influential and fascinating tattooists of the period, and authoritative Q&A interviews with old-school tattooists."It seems like everyone and their mother has been inked.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Timeline; Circus and Carnival Attractions; Nautical Tattoos; Girls, Hearts and Banners; Gangs, Criminals and Prisoners; Dragons and Mythical Creatures; The Animal World; Flowers and Blossoms; Faith Spirituality and Luck; The Vintage Revival; Resources; Index.

Introduction; Timeline; Circus and Carnival Attractions; Nautical Tattoos; Girls, Hearts and Banners; Gangs, Criminals and Prisoners; Dragons and Mythical Creatures; The Animal World; Flowers and Blossoms; Faith Spirituality and Luck; The Vintage Revival; Resources; Index.

About the Author

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 programmes and DVD music documentaries. She wrote and ghostwrote a dozen books. She died in March 2010.

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"It seems like everyone and their mother has been inked. Carol Clerk's new tome, "Vintage Tattoos, The Book of Old-School Skin Art," tracks the evolution of old-school pin-up girl pieces...as well as classic floral, nautical, death memorials and heart designs." "Nylon Magazine ""We've read our fill about tattooed circus acts and indigenous people, but we'll always make time for the scalawags who revolutionized tattoo art. The best chapters in Carol Clerk's "Vintage Tattoos: The Book of Old-School Skin Art" detail the history of nautical and patriotic tattoos and their superstitions."" Inked Magazine ""The lavishly displayed wealth of brightly colored old-school flash is the heart of "Vintage Tattoos," and the main reason you'll find yourself flipping through it again and again. (Clerk's) ruminations on these designs and their cryptic meanings are enlightening." Playboy.com" "Vintage Tattoos" is as much

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