The art of tattoos goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years and today they are more popular than ever, but how many people really know the story behind tattoos? With a fascination for the Victorian tattoo craze, and the way the story behind these manmade marks has evolved over the years, Tina Brown is the perfect author to guide you through the fascinating, sometimes surprising, history that led to their current popularity.
A global adventure spanning centuries, this guide, lavishly illustrated with a wealth of images and drawing on contemporary interviews with respected tattoo artists around the world, is sure to delight anyone with an interest in thehistory behind the art of tattoos.
Tina Brown leads guided tours in Hastings, Eastbourne, Middlesbrough and other areas in Britain, and has also worked with the council of Hastings to produce local trails books. She has written books on Haunted Hastings, Haunted Sussex Theatres and Haunted Middlesbrough. As well as running guided tours and her own website, she also tutors evening classes on the history of Gin, tattoos and other various specialist history topics.