A Cultural History of Tattoos

ebook The Library of Tattoos and Body Piercings

By Gail B. Stewart

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Today 45 million Americans today have at least one tattoo. As this title illustrates, there are dozens of reasons a person chooses to be tattooed, many of them are the same reasons that have appealed to people throughout the world since prehistoric times—to make themselves more attractive, show their affiliation with a tribe or group, or commemorate a milestone in their lives.

A Cultural History of Tattoos