Written on the Body.
The Tattoo in European and American History.
Text by Jane Caplan.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2000. 304 pp., numerous black-and-white illustrations, 6x9".
Written on the Body surveys the history of the tattoo in Europe and North America from Antiquity to the present day. While the subject of tattooing has been approached from the viewpoints of anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies, this is the first book to set the practice into a historical perspective.
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