Legendary tattoo artist and historian Henk Schiffmacher takes us on a personal journey through the history of tattooing from the 1730s to the 1970s in this oversized book of stunning tattoo artifacts and designs. Showcasing over two hundred years of worldwide tattoo history, the book brings together the best of Schiffmacher’s renowned private collection with lively personal commentary by the art’s most beloved raconteur and philosopher.
 
 
 
 

Henk Schiffmacher’s Private Collection
of the Art and Its Makers, 1730s–1970s

 

Legendary tattoo artist and historian Henk Schiffmacher takes us on a personal journey through the history of tattooing from the 1730s to the 1970s in this oversized book of stunning tattoo artifacts and designs. Showcasing over two hundred years of worldwide tattoo history, the book brings together the best of Schiffmacher’s renowned private collection with lively personal commentary by the art’s most beloved raconteur and philosopher.

 
 
 
 
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TATTOO. 1730s-1970s.
Henk Schiffmacher’s
Private Collection
US$ 175
 
 
 

“This book is so badass, loaded with fantastic
shit from the history of tattooing that I’ve collected
over 40 years. There’s a lot of stuff in it that’s
never been seen before. This has been a
serious labor of love.”

— Henk Schiffmacher

 
 
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