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(Un)Reliable History of Tattoos

By Paul Thomas
Illustrated by Paul Thomas

We would love to tell you about the history of tattoos, but the desire to crack jokes is too strong!

The tattoo is an art form, a practice...for some, a ritual. Its history is long and colorful, dating to the Neolithic, when our ancestors marked their bodies with symbolic lines derived from a carbon paste. Today, those same markings can be made on entering the neon parlors that line our cities. Maybe it's time to stop taking them so seriously! Loosely based on fact, cartoonist/satirist Paul Thomas delves into the history of the Tattoo whilst concocting a healthy amount of hilarious fiction along the way.

  • Informative and satirical humorous take on the history of the tattoo.
  • Appeal to art gallery book stores.
  • Tattoos have always been a point of cultural fascination, and this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in anything from the art and practice of tattooing to the history behind it.

About the author

Paul Thomas has been the political cartoonist of the Daily Express since 1998. Prior to the Daily Express, he was pocket cartoonist for the Independent on Sunday from 1990-2000, for whom he also contributed both sports cartoons and the ‘Blair Babe’ cartoon strip. He was business cartoonist of the Evening Standard from 1990-1998, and political cartoonist of Punch magazine from 1987-1991, where he created ‘The Safeways’ strip and was also cartoon editor. He was a regular contributor to the Spectator from 1988-1998, providing several covers, spot cartoons and the ‘World Affairs’ cartoon strip. He was political cartoonist of the Sunday Telegraph from 1995-1996. Paul’s work has also appeared in the Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Private Eye and Shares Magazine. He has illustrated three books by Hunter Davies for Random House.

ISBN: 9781910620045
Imprint: NB - Nobrow
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Dimensions: 253 x 186mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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