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By Clinton R Sanders with D. Angus Vail

(Revised and Expanded edition)

Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing—and the art world surrounding it—covers:
*** the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices;

***the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person;

***the prospects of "serious" tattooing becoming an accepted art form.

Curiously, despite the greater prevalence of tattoos and body modification in today’s society, there is still a stigma of deviance associated with people who get or ink tattoos.

Retaining the core of the original book, this revised and expanded edition offers a new preface by the author and a new chapter focusing on the changes that have occurred in the tattoo world.

A section on the new scholarly literature that has emerged, as well as the new modes of body modification that have come into vogue are included along with a new gallery of photographs that shows some splendid examples of contemporary tattoo art.

A directory of artists' websites invites readers to discover the range of work being done around the world—from “suits” (full body tattoos) to skulls.

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