The History of Tattooing

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Wilfrid Dyson Hambly
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This engrossing 1925 survey, originally titled, The History of Tattooing and Its Significiance offers one of the most complete histories of world tattoo practices. Written during an era when colonial authorities had all but eliminated indigenous tattooing, it discusses their significance in terms of religious beliefs and social status. This Dover edition features a new selection of 80 images from vanishing cultures. Includes historical index.

Published in 2009 by Dover Publications 
8 x 5, Softcover 
384 pages