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|Don Ed Hardy (Editor): Tattootime 4 - Life And Death Tattoos|
Gem number four out of the five Tattootime issues.
A few of my personal highlights in "Life & Death Tattoos":
Don Ed Hardy's interview with legendary American writer
Donald Richie, who - with Ian Buruma - is behind the fan-
tastic "The Japanese Tattoo". (His other works on Japan,
btw, are also highly recommended if you want to delve
further into Japan / Japanese culture.)
The piece on Toyko University's Medical Pathology Muse-
um, where preserved skins from deceased people who
had Japanese style bodysuit tattoos are on display, is
not as morbid as one might fear. (Unfortunately, this
museum is no longer open to the public.)
Furthermore, I really enjoyed a pathologists's elaborati-
on on tattooing from his professional perspective. Philo-
sophical and highly entertaining.
On a "lighter side" is Dan Thomé's photographic portfo-
lio of his South Pacific-inspired tribal style tattoos. What
an incredible and interesting tattoo artist!
Only some of the Tattootime issues are still available
from Hardy Marks (sold through Ed Hardy's Tattoo City
San Francisco). Tattootime 01 "New Tribalism" and Tat-
tootime 04 "Life And Death Tattoos" (reviewed here)
are only available second hand; I sometimes come ac-
ross copies - let me know if you are interested.
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