Il Tatuaggio Come Arte. The Tattoo as Art. Plinio Martelli.

Il Tatuaggio Come Arte. The Tattoo as Art

Padova: Mastrogiacomo Editore, 1980. First edition. Square 8vo, unpaginated [47 unnumbered leaves], photographiucally illustrated wraps. Text in Italian, with matching English translation. Profusely illustrated with 114 reproductions of photographs, some in color.

Ambitious survey of the tattoo as an art form, intended as a corrective to longstanding anthropological or criminological studies. Includes a strong array of photographs, with a number of erotic and genital tattoos, though the index doesn't cite the source of each image.

Near fine with some minor scratching and creasing to wraps. Item #27058

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