The Tattoo Dictionary

The Tattoo Dictionary An A-Z Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo

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Publisher's Synopsis

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs.

From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years.

Through meticulous research, The Tattoo Dictionary uncovers the fascinating origins of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them. This beautifully packaged book is an inspiring look at tattoo culture, and an indispensable guide to choosing your own tattoo.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784721770
Publisher: Octopus
Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
Pub date:
DEWEY: 391.6503
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 532g
Height: 158mm
Width: 218mm
Spine width: 28mm