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Over 330 color images display the designs, sacred images, and scripts that are the tattoo art of Indochina. Traditional tattoo forms dating back over a thousand years are presented, expressing the combined animist-tribal beliefs and deep religious faith of a complex and spiritual people. Despite the encroachment of the global community, the skilled priests and specialists of Indochina continue to create tattoo magic today, as displayed and described in a fascinating text. Interviews with individuals using rituals and symbolsreveal the creative process expressed through their tattoos that help them cope with the unpredictable nature of their lives.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 330+ color photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764316791 | Binding: soft cover
Michael McCabe is a tattoo artist who, for over twenty years, has written and lectured on tattooing from his home in New York City and around the world.