Serps Press, 2006 First edition Softcover, 96 pages, 170 x 240 mm Condition: Good. Minor shelf wear and a slight crease at the top rear side corner. Inscription by previous owner on the title page.
The collection of tattoos published in this book brings together various aesthetics, styles and techniques of home made tattoos ranging for the cute and naïve to the bold and the ugly.
In the modern era we live in, having a permanent drawing is no longer as subversive as it was. In this context, being inked in the controlled environment of a tattoo shop has lost its rebellious significance. It is just another act of consumption, not so different from other decorative or styling choices. This cultural homogenization led to the rise of home made tattooing. Either by machine or stick-and-poke, this practice is free of many of the bureaucratic oversights that exists today. No waivers to sign, no certificates needed for the operators, no tattoo parlor even.
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