Tokyo Tattoo 1970

by Martha Cooper
Tokyo Tattoo 1970
  • ISBN-13: 9789185639274
  • Author(s): Martha Cooper
  • Subject: Body art & tattooing
  • Publisher: Dokument Press
  • Imprint: Dokument Press
  • Publication Date: 15-10-2011
  • Format: h/b

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Japanese tattoo was a secret art form of the early 1970s. The masters of the traditional techniques worked in small studios and tattooing was something for a distinguished few. In 1970s, when renowned street art and hip hop photographer Martha Cooper came to Tokyo, she decided to focus on this secret art and began documenting the life and work of traditional Japanese tattooist Horibun I. Tokyo Tattoo 1970 is a book about the traditional art of tattooing and a portrait of a master artist.
About the book

Japanese tattoo was a secret art form of the early 1970s. The masters of the traditional techniques worked in small studios and tattooing was something for a distinguished few. In 1970s, when renowned street art and hip hop photographer Martha Cooper came to Tokyo, she decided to focus on this secret art and began documenting the life and work of traditional Japanese tattooist Horibun I. Tokyo Tattoo 1970 is a book about the traditional art of tattooing and a portrait of a master artist.

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