Ancient Mysteries: Tattooing (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Graphic & Applied Arts, Sociology  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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In this release designed to demystify the art of the tattoo, Tattoo History Source Book editor Steve Gilbert travels from the jungles of New Guinea to the concrete confines of New York to trace the rich history of this ancient and widely practiced art form. Throughout history tattoos have been used for everything from marking slaves to signifying rites of passage and simple decoration. Now some of the most celebrated tattoo artists on the planet have the opportunity to speak firsthand about their experiences and beliefs, and reveal what the art of the tattoo truly means to them.



art, skin, tattoo