Tattoo-PB - Thomas, Nicholas (Editor), and Cole, Anna (Editor), and Douglas, Bronwen (Editor)
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The history of tattooing is shrouded in controversy. Citing the Polynesian derivation of the word "tattoo," many scholars and tattoo enthusiasts have believed that the modern practice of tattooing originated in the Pacific, and specifically in the contacts between Captain Cook's seamen and the Tahitians. Tattoo demonstrates that while the history of tattooing is far more complex than this, Pacific body arts have provided powerful stimuli to the West intermittently from the eighteenth century to the present day. The essays ...

Tattoo-PB 2005, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822335627

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