An Unreliable History Of Tattoos by Paul ThomasAn Unreliable History Of Tattoos by Paul Thomas

An Unreliable History Of Tattoos

byPaul Thomas

Hardcover | April 19, 2016

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The tattoo is an art form, a practice . . . for some, a ritual. Its history is long and colorful, dating back to the Neolithic, when our ancestors marked their bodies with symbolic lines derived from a carbon paste. Today, those same markings can be made on entering the neon parlors that line our cities.Maybe it's time to stop taking them so seriously.
Paul Thomas is a political, strip and gag cartoonist from the United Kingdom whose work has appeared in Punch magazine, The Spectator, Private Eye, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian). As a comic illustrator his cross-genre caricatures and location drawings have appeared on Channel 4 and Sky Television. An...
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Title:An Unreliable History Of TattoosFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 10.25 × 7.63 × 0.68 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Nobrow Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910620041

ISBN - 13:9781910620045

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Editorial Reviews

This history may not be true, but it sure does look great, and it’s a hell of a lot more fun than what actually transpired.—The AV ClubOutrageous! Exquisitely executed filth...—Emma ThompsonA gonzo view of tats through the ages: mostly British, frequently profane, replete with extravagantly inked caricatures.—Kirkus ReviewsThe vibrant, full-color palette and drawing style frequently invoke old-school flesh art, and the author’s cartoonist background shines in the scathing caricatures of Western history’s most beloved and reviled figures. This picture book for grownups will please those who appreciate a heavy dose of mocking sarcasm with their social and political commentary.—BooklistIt's an absurd, silly, slightly profane trip that fuses highbrow and lowbrow humor with Monty Python-esque glee.—Shelf AwarenessNo tattoo parlour should be without a copy - it's just the thing to take your mind off the pain.—The Telegraph